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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
334 AM MST Thu Jan 17 2019

NMZ501>540-181200-
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-
334 AM MST Thu Jan 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 today. A winter storm system will
enter into northwest New Mexico tonight with snow accumulations of 4
to 9 inches atop the higher terrain into Friday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Winter storm conditions will spread over northern New Mexico Friday
morning with strong west to northwest winds producing patchy blowing
snow atop the higher terrain. Snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches
will be likely atop the northern mountains with up to a foot atop the
San Juan/Tusas Mountains. Strong west to northwest winds 35 to 45 mph
with gusts 45 to 60 mph will also reach down across the southern
half of New Mexico Friday afternoon with the strongest winds
focusing over the South Central Highlands and Southeast Plains.
Meanwhile, a backdoor cold front will also bring strong northerly
winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph to the Northeast
Plains Friday evening.

.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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