Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
413 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

NMZ501>540-032200-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
413 AM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...AN ACTIVE AND WET WEATHER PATTERN TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...

A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH NEW MEXICO FROM THE WEST ON
MONDAY AND TRACK OVER THE STATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.
AT THE SAME TIME...MOIST LOW LEVEL EASTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER
THE EASTERN PLAINS. THIS WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE REGION...STARTING MONDAY AND PERSISTING
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

HEAVY RAINFALL FROM REPEATED BOUTS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS COULD
RESULT IN POTENTIAL FOR AT LEAST LOCALIZED FLOODING OVER THE EASTERN
PLAINS MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY...AND ESPECIALLY FROM THE
PECOS VALLEY EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER.  IN ADDITION...THIS SAME
AREA WILL SEE THE POSSIBILITY FOR A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS BOTH MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS. IN PARTICULAR...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS TO
BE FOCUSED OVER DE BACA...CHAVES...ROOSEVELT AND CURRY COUNTIES
MONDAY AND TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

FROM THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WESTWARD...SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL BE
WIDESPREAD...BUT ANY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE
LOCALIZED. WHILE HIGH TEMPERATURES OVERALL WILL FALL TO BELOW
AVERAGE VALUES FOR EARLY MAY...IT WILL NOT BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW
TO ACCUMULATE...EXCEPT PERHAPS FOR THE VERY HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE
REGION DURING THE LATE NIGHT HOURS.

A DRIER AND WINDIER TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY AND LAST
INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

MOTORISTS AND RESIDENTS SHOULD BE WATCHFUL FOR FAST FLOWING WATER IN
LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND NORMALLY DRY ARROYOS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CROSS
FAST FLOWING WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DON/T
DROWN.

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