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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
329 AM MST Wed Feb 19 2020

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
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-
San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
329 AM MST Wed Feb 19 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Light snow will periodically fall over the northern mountains of New
Mexico with the potential for an inch or two of accumulation. By
this evening, another potent cold front will spread additional light
to moderate snow and areas of fog to portions of central and eastern
New Mexico. Locations in and near the northern Sangre de Cristo
mountains, the Raton Pass, and eastward across Union county would be
most likely to receive a couple to a few inches of fresh snow

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Areas of additional light to moderate snow and areas of fog will
linger Thursday morning across portions of central and eastern New
Mexico. Patches of low visibility can be expected with snow
accumulations on some roadways in far northeastern New Mexico
Thursday morning.

By Friday night and Saturday, a strong low pressure system will move
toward New Mexico, bringing widespread areas of rain and high
elevation snow. The northern mountains of New Mexico would be favored
for any snow accumulation during this time.

On Sunday, strong and gusty winds are forecast, especially for high
terrain areas south of Interstate 40 and much of the eastern plains
where gusts may reach 40 to 50 mph.


Spotters are encouraged to report any significant weather through
the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at
or by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit storm reports and
photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag nmwx.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
315 AM MST Wed Feb 19 2020

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila
Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black
Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500
Feet-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-East Slopes Sacramento
Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco
Mountains-Salt Basin-Southern Hudspeth Highlands-Rio Grande Valley
of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-Rio Grande Valley of
Eastern Hudspeth County-
3125 AM MST Wed Feb 19 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather will occur.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A storm system will bring a chance for lowland rains and mountain
snows Friday through Saturday.

Over an inch of rain may fall across the Gila Wilderness area
resulting in rising rivers and streams in Grant and Sierra County
New Mexico. Minor flooding or water ponding may occur around low
water crossings and poor drainage areas.

Breezy to windy on Saturday and Sunday with wind gusts around 30 to
40 mph.


Spotter activation will not be needed.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
311 PM MST Tue Feb 18 2020

Cache Valley/Utah Portion-Northern Wasatch Front-
Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys-Southern Wasatch Front-
Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains-Wasatch Mountain Valleys-
Wasatch Mountains I-80 North-Wasatch Mountains South of I-80-
Western Uinta Mountains-Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs-
Western Uinta Basin-Castle Country-San Rafael Swell-
Sanpete/Sevier Valleys-West Central Utah-Southwest Utah-
Utahs Dixie and Zion National Park-South Central Utah-
Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell-Central Mountains-
Southern Mountains-Southwest Wyoming-
311 PM MST Tue Feb 18 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the western two thirds of
Utah and southwest Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Hazardous weather is not expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Gusty canyon winds are expected across outlying Dixie Wednesday

The next storm system to impact the outlook area will track east
across Arizona Saturday night through Sunday. Precipitation with
this storm will reach into the southern tier of Utah beginning
Saturday afternoon, with the heaviest precipitation occurring
Saturday night. Most locations will receive rain or a rain/snow
mix, with accumulating snow more common in the higher elevations
Saturday night through early Sunday.


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to standard operating procedures.


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