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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
509 AM MST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
NMZ501>540-221200-  
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-  
509 AM MST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND  
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.  
   
DAY ONE
 
TODAY AND TONIGHT  
 
A POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING UNSETTLED  
WEATHER TO NEW MEXICO WITH STRONG TO SEVERE WINDS AND ADDITIONAL  
SNOWFALL.  
 
WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS WILL BE COMMON WITH AREAS ALONG AND  
EAST OF THE CENTRAL TO SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS  
OBSERVING THE MOST SEVERE WINDS. GUSTS COULD REACH 60 TO 70 MPH IN  
THESE LOCATIONS. MANY LOWER ELEVATION AREAS WILL OBSERVE BLOWING  
DUST THAT WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY, AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS WILL  
PERIODICALLY OBSERVE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.  
 
A COUPLE TO A FEW INCHES OF SNOW HAVE ALREADY FALLEN, LEADING TO  
SLICK AND ICY ROAD CONDITIONS IN SOME CENTRAL TO NORTHERN AREAS OF  
NEW MEXICO. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIGHT IN WEST  
CENTRAL TO NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO TODAY, BUT MORE SIGNIFICANT  
ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. WINTRY  
TRAVEL WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY, SNOW PACKED ROADS, AND AREAS OF  
BLOWING SNOW ARE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND  
ACROSS THE RATON PASS THROUGH THE EVENING.  
   
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  
 
NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER, WEATHER CAN  
CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS, WATCHES AND  
WARNING FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.  
   
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SNOWFALL OR WIND DAMAGE  
THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/ABQ 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.  
 

 
 
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