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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
248 AM MST Sun Feb 17 2019

NMZ501>540-181130-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
248 AM MST Sun Feb 17 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

A potentially significant winter storm system remains on track for
much of northern and central New Mexico Monday and Tuesday. This
system will be very cold with the likelihood for widespread
accumulating snow, blowing snow, reduced visibility, and difficult
travel conditions.

Another winter storm is poised to move into New Mexico late-day
Thursday into Friday and perhaps Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts through the
National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at weather.gov/abq
or by calling 1.888.386.7637.

$$

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
241 PM MST Sun Feb 17 2019

...A WINTER STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A potent winter storm system is expected to bring heavy snowfall
of one to two feet across the northern mountains with near a foot
along the east slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the
I-25 corridor. Snow showers will enter over western and northern
New Mexico tonight through Monday while a backdoor cold front will
bring snow showers to Union County over to Raton Pass. Snow
showers will fill in over the northern half of the state late
Monday afternoon with the heaviest snowfall occurring Monday night
through Tuesday morning across the northern mountains and
northeast plains. The backdoor front will push south and west
enhancing snowfall down the I-25 corridor from Raton to the
Central Highlands and into the middle Rio Grande Valley Tuesday
morning. Travel impacts are expected across most of northern and
western New Mexico along the continental divide.

NMZ507-508-519-524-533-534-537-539-180500-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0010.190218T1800Z-190220T0000Z/
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
South Central Highlands-Guadalupe County-Quay County-
De Baca County-Eastern Lincoln County-
241 PM MST Sun Feb 17 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM
MST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
  inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...West Central Highlands, Southwest Mountains, Middle
  Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area and
  South Central Highlands, and Guadalupe, Quay, De Baca and
  Eastern Lincoln Counties.

* WHEN...From 11 AM Monday to 5 PM MST Tuesday, with the heaviest
  snowfall expected early Tuesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery and icy road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1 or 1-800-432-4269.

&&

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