595  
WWUS85 KABQ 270256  
SPSABQ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
856 PM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
NMZ501>540-271100-  
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-  
856 PM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
 
...SIGNIFICANT LATE SEASON WINTER STORM TO HIT NORTHERN AND  
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY...  
 
AN UNUSUALLY COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED  
COLD FRONT WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW AND FREEZING TEMPERATURES  
AT THE END OF THE WEEK. RAIN SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORMS AND MOUNTAIN  
SNOW SHOWERS WILL COMMENCE FRIDAY, THEN INCREASE IN COVERAGE WITH  
SNOW SPREADING TO MANY LOWER ELEVATION LOCATIONS FRIDAY NIGHT  
THROUGH SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED IN THE  
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. MAJOR TRAVEL  
CORRIDORS WILL BE IMPACTED BY ACCUMULATING SNOW, ESPECIALLY  
INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN GLORIETA PASS AND RATON PASS AND POSSIBLY  
INTERSTATE 40 BETWEEN TIJERAS CANYON AND SANTA ROSA.  
 
IN ADDITION TO SNOW IMPACTS, A LATE SEASON FREEZE IS FORECAST  
SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING AT A NUMBER OF LOWER ELEVATION  
LOCATIONS THAT ARE ALREADY BEYOND THEIR AVERAGE LAST FREEZE DATE.  
A NUMBER OF LOWER ELEVATION LOCALES MAY EVEN EXPERIENCE A HARD  
FREEZE, WHICH COULD DAMAGE OR KILL LOCAL AGRICULTURE.  
 
MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO, WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA  
FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON THIS EVOLVING WINTER STORM.  
 

 
 
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