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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
404 PM MDT Wed Mar 20 2019

NMZ501>540-211100-
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-
404 PM MDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM TO BRING RAIN, HIGH ELEVATION SNOW, AND
THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

A low pressure system will move inland off of the Pacific tonight
into Thursday. Low level moisture will continue to seep into New
Mexico with additional mid to high level moisture accompanying
this low pressure system. This system will move eastward very
slowly, crossing northern New Mexico Friday into Friday night.

Expect rain, high elevation snow, and a few thunderstorms to
impact western New Mexico tonight. By Thursday, precipitation will
spread into central parts of the state with any snow
accumulations remaining light and generally confined to elevations
above 9,000 feet during the day Thursday. Snow levels will lower
Thursday night into Friday night with additional rounds of
precipitation, especially over north central New Mexico where a
couple to several inches of mountain snow are expected.
Precipitation will continue over north central areas into the
daytime Friday while also finally spreading over much of eastern
New Mexico in the form of thunderstorms. Thunderstorms will likely
continue over eastern New Mexico through Friday evening before
shifting to the east.

Residents and travelers throughout northern and central New
Mexico will want to remain abreast of the latest weather forecasts
and statements at weather.gov/abq or via a preferred media
outlet. Increased precipitation chances and possible disruptions
to outdoor plans can be expected.

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