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Winter Storm Warning


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO COMMENCE THIS
AFTERNOON...

.SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST.
INITIALLY THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL. EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR
THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH SHOULD REACH AROUND 1 FOOT. FOR
THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL
1.800.432.4269.

NMZ513>515-302200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WS.W.0008.160430T2100Z-160502T0000Z/
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON
  HIGHER PEAKS AND EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON...THEN INCREASE IN
  COVERAGE AND INTENSITY THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL
  CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE NIGHT HOURS...BEFORE MODERATING ON
  SUNDAY MORNING AND PERSISTING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET THIS AFTERNOON...THEN
  DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS THIS EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF
  HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$


High Wind Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
423 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...WITH STRONG WINDS NEAR GAPS AND OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS THIS EVENING AND PUSH WESTWARD THROUGH THE GAPS OF
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY TONIGHT. WITH A CLOSED LOW POSITIONED OVER
ARIZONA...STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY MID LEVEL FLOW WILL AID IN
PRODUCING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND SPEEDS...AND RESULT IN STRONG
WINDS OVER THE CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED AROUND THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...HOWEVER...GUSTY GAP
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AS FAR NORTH AS SANTA FE AND AS FAR SOUTH
AS SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

NMZ519-302200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.HW.A.0007.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.W.0008.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
423 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH
WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MDT SUNDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...THIS INCLUDES THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
  CONSISTING OF THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...PLACITAS...AND
  EASTERN PORTIONS OF VALENCIA COUNTY.

* WINDS...EAST AT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS REACHING 60 TO 65 MPH.
  LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...EAST WINDS WILL PUSH INTO THE RIO GRANDE DURING THE
  EVENING HOURS TONIGHT WITH STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS FROM AROUND
  MIDNIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE
  AFTER THE NOON HOUR SUNDAY...THOUGH GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* VISIBILITY...MAY BE REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES DUE TO BLOWING DUST.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...THE POTENTIALLY STRONG TO DAMAGING HIGH WIND
  EVENT WILL CREATE DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG NORTH SOUTH
  ORIENTED ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 25. LAWN FURNITURE...
  TRAMPOLINES AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BE LOFTED OR
  TOSSED. WATCH FOR TUMBLEWEEDS AND OTHER PLANT DEBRIS ON ROADS.
  PROPERTY DAMAGE AND DOWNED POWER LINES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM
  WINDS OF THIS STRENGTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS DAMAGING WINDS ARE IMMINENT
OR HIGHLY LIKELY. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR
GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$


Freeze Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
251 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

COZ083>089-093>099-010500-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FZ.W.0001.160501T0400Z-160501T1400Z/
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FEET-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
INCLUDING...CANON CITY...PENROSE...BLACK FOREST...
COLORADO SPRINGS...PETERSON AFB...PUEBLO...WALSENBURG...
TRINIDAD...ORDWAY...OLNEY SPRINGS...LA JUNTA...ROCKY FORD...
BRANSON...KIM...EADS...SHERIDAN LAKE...LAS ANIMAS...LAMAR...
SPRINGFIELD...WALSH
251 PM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM MDT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM MDT
SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND THE SOUTHEASTERN
  COLORADO PLAINS.

* TEMPERATURE...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 25 DEGREES TO 32
  DEGREES.

* IMPACT...FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATER
  TONIGHT...POSING A THREAT TO SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS AND
  VEGETATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

&&

$$


Winter Weather Advisory


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...SPRING STORM IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO COMMENCE THIS
AFTERNOON...

.SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AS AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CROSSES FROM THE WEST SOUTHWEST.
INITIALLY THE SNOW LEVEL WILL START ABOVE 8500 FEET...BUT A
POWERFUL BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL CROSS FROM THE EAST THIS
EVENING LOWERING THE SNOW LEVEL. EASTERLY UPSLOPE FLOW WILL FAVOR
THE EAST SLOPES AND HIGHER PEAKS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
FOR THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS...WHICH SHOULD REACH AROUND 1 FOOT. FOR
THE LATEST NEW MEXICO ROAD CONDITIONS GO TO NMROADS.COM...OR DIAL
1.800.432.4269.

NMZ510-512-527-302200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WW.Y.0017.160430T2100Z-160502T0000Z/
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
1113 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 6 PM MDT SUNDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  ON EAST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN IN THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON...THEN SPREAD TO THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN
  MOUNTAINS THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED
  OVERNIGHT...BEFORE SNOWFALL MODERATES AND PERSISTS THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY OUT OF THE EAST AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS...STARTING ABOVE 8500 FEET DURING THE EARLY
  EVENING...THEN DROPPING TO VALLEY BOTTOMS BY MID TO LATE
  EVENING.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND ICY. SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED. THE VISIBILITY WILL
  DROP BELOW A HALF MILE AT TIMES TONIGHT DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY
  SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

&&

$$

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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
423 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO TONIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...WITH STRONG WINDS NEAR GAPS AND OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS THIS EVENING AND PUSH WESTWARD THROUGH THE GAPS OF
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY TONIGHT. WITH A CLOSED LOW POSITIONED OVER
ARIZONA...STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY MID LEVEL FLOW WILL AID IN
PRODUCING POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND SPEEDS...AND RESULT IN STRONG
WINDS OVER THE CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE
EXPECTED AROUND THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA...HOWEVER...GUSTY GAP
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AS FAR NORTH AS SANTA FE AND AS FAR SOUTH
AS SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

NMZ504-506-507-511-518-520-521-524-302200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0022.160501T0500Z-160501T1800Z/
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
423 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MDT
SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN INCLUDING THE SANDIA...MANZANO
  AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NORTH OF
  INTERSTATE 40. ADDITIONALLY...GAP WINDS WILL IMPACT AREAS IN AND
  NEAR SANTA FE...SOCORRO AND CARRIZOZO.

* WINDS...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS REACHING 4O TO
  45 MPH.

* TIMING...GUSTY WINDS TO INITIALLY IMPACT SANTA FE AND THE SANDIA
  AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND ACROSS WEST
  CENTRAL HIGHER TERRAIN BEFORE 6 AM SUNDAY.

* VISIBILITY...WILL BE REDUCED TO 3 TO 5 MILES IN DUST PRONE
  AREAS.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...IN ADDITION TO AREAS OF BLOWING DUST...HAZARDOUS
  CROSS WINDS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 25 NEAR AND
  SOUTH OF SANTA FE AND IN NORTHERN SOCORRO COUNTY...AS WELL AS
  OTHER NORTH TO SOUTH AND NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ORIENTED ROADS.
  BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN STRONGER GUSTS NEAR CANYONS AND GAPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELLING. SUDDEN GUSTS
OF WIND MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE. EXTRA
ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CROSS WINDS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1134 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

COZ058>089-093>099-011745-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA  VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY  ABOVE 8500FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500FT/PIKE`S PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FEET-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
1134 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
AND INTERIOR VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON...WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW AT
TIMES OVER THE PALMER DIVIDE AND RATON MESA DOWN TO ABOUT 6000
FEET. SPOTTY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE...MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER PEAKS.

TONIGHT...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST ACROSS MOST OF THE
REGION...WITH STEADIER SNOW DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE
CRISTO AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OVERNIGHT WILL AVERAGE LESS THAN 2 INCHES MOST
AREAS...THOUGH A FEW MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS NEAR THE NEW MEXICO BORDER
COULD SEE AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO COLORADO ON SUNDAY...SPREADING
RAIN AND SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST SUNDAY MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.
SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN 7000 TO 7500 FEET DURING THE
DAY...AND DROP TO AROUND 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE MOUNTAINS FROM SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 8 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER SNOW
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...WHILE THE LOWER ELEVATIONS COULD SEE SOME
SPOTTY ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO SEVERAL INCHES. SNOW WILL GRADUALLY
WIND DOWN ON MONDAY...BUT SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FROM SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAIN
AREAS. MAIN THREATS WILL INCLUDE LIGHTNING AND SMALL HAIL.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION LATE THURSDAY OR
FRIDAY...AND WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING MORE SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE WEATHER TO THE PLAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
542 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-011200-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
542 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER DAY OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AS ONE SYSTEM
STOPS AFFECTING THE REGION AND ANOTHER APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.
COVERAGE SHOULD BE LESS THAN SEEN YESTERDAY. HIGHER TERRAIN WILL
BE FAVORED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THOUGH A FEW SHOWERS WILL
LIKELY DRIFT INTO SOME VALLEYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AS ANOTHER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS OUR REGION THOUGH SOUTHERN AREAS LOOK
FAVORED WITH THIS SYSTEM. DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY WITH RAINFALL RETURNING FRIDAY AND BEYOND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
523 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

NMZ501>540-011130-
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-
523 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SURGING THROUGH THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
TONIGHT WILL LIKELY GENERATE VERY STRONG TO PERHAPS DAMAGING EAST
WINDS INTO THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...STRONGEST BELOW CANYONS
IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. SOME OF THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL
LIKELY IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA WITH GUSTS
THAT MAY EXCEED 55 OR 60 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

STRONG EAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH
OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO. SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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