Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
838 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

NMZ511-512-514-515-517-518-521>523-529-531>534-181600-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CLINES CORNERS...
CONCHAS...ESPANOLA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...ROY...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
838 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.NOW...
BEFORE 10 AM...LIGHT SNOW AND PATCHY OF FOG WILL CONTINUE IMPACTING
THE JEMEZ...THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND SANDIA AND
MANZANO MOUNTAINS. A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE FARTHER
EAST INTO THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS. FAVORED LOCATIONS
FOR LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL BE ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES FROM TRUCHAS
SOUTH TO SANTA FE AND PECOS. AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL
IS POSSIBLE...WITH LOCALLY SLICK TRAVEL IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. SNOW
SHOULD START TO TAPER OFF TO SPOTTY SHOWERS BY MID MORNING TO LATE
MORNING.


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NMZ501-503-504-506-507-510-181600-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...
FARMINGTON...GRANTS
838 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.NOW...
BEFORE 10 AM...LIGHT SNOW AND AREAS OF FOG WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH OVER
NORTHWEST AND PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. ADDITIONAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE A TRACE TO AROUND ONE INCH...
WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES AND ALONG THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. LOCALLY SLICK ROADS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ON
HIGHWAY 550 AND HIGHWAY 64. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN
ONE HALF MILE IN FOG IN THE FARMINGTON AREA.

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