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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
355 AM MST Wed Jan 16 2019

NMZ501>540-171200-
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-
355 AM MST Wed Jan 16 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the far Northwest
Mountains and Tusas Mountains through 8 PM MST this evening. A
winter weather system moving into the Four Corners will continue to
bring snow showers to the Northwest Highlands and Tusas Mountains
through the morning hours, tapering off this afternoon. Snow
accumulations of 1 to 5 inches can be expected focused above 9500`.
Meanwhile, strong west winds will begin to impact the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains this morning, spreading down to the east-central
plains this afternoon. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up
to 50 mph can be expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The next winter storm system will bring another round of valley rain
and mountain snow to most of New Mexico starting late Thursday night
through Friday. Light snow accumulations are likely to reach valley
floors early Friday morning for western New Mexico. Colder air swings
in behind the cold front Friday night into 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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