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National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
415 AM MST Sat Feb 22 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-
415 AM MST Sat Feb 22 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A spring-like storm system will spread widespread rain and mountain
snow to the area along and west of the central mountain chain today.
The snow level will remain above 9000 feet until a Pacific cold front
crosses tonight dropping the snow level near 5800 feet. A few to
several inches of snow is forecast for the northern mountains above
8000 feet. Lower elevations can generally expect up to a half inch
of rain favoring central and western areas. An inch or more of rain
will be possible in the south central and especially the southwest
mountains today and tonight, where the snow level will be above
10000 feet until the cold front arrives, and rain on snow could lead
to localized flooding.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Sunday, with cold air in place and the storm system slowly exiting,
additional snow is expected mainly in the mountains with lingering
rain at lower elevations. Storm total snow accumulations will reach a
few to several inches in the northern mountains, and on the highest
peaks elsewhere. Lower elevations of the west and the upper Rio
Grande Valley could receive up to 1 inch of snow. The highest peaks
of the northern mountains could receive around a foot of snow.

Sunday through Tuesday, strong north and northwest winds are
expected with the potential for gusts around 40 to 50 mph each day.
The strongest winds should occur Sunday along and east of the central
and south central mountains where gusts could reach up to 55 mph.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
812 PM MST Sat Feb 22 2020


.A deep tap of moisture moving into New Mexico combined with an
approaching storm system will bring widespread rain and snow to
the area. Snow levels will slowly fall to near 6,500 feet tonight through
Sunday as colder air arrives from the west. Several inches of
snow are likely across the Chuska, Sangre de Cristo, Tusas, and
Jemez mountains. Snow will taper off Sunday evening as the storm
system pulls away into the Great Plains and strong west winds fill
in through the state.

Chuska Mountains-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-Jemez Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
812 PM MST Sat Feb 22 2020


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
  inches. Locally higher snow amounts likely on high peaks.

* WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama, Chuska Mountains, Jemez
  Mountains, Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 5 PM MST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Visibility may be reduced below one half
  mile at times in heavier snow. Some blowing snow is possible
  on Sunday afternoon as west winds increase over the area.


Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for New Mexico can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1, 1-800-432-4269, or visiting



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