Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area (NMZ519) New Mexico Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area (New Mexico)


Updated:Wed, 20-Mar-2019 4:19am MDT
Effective:Wed, 20-Mar-2019 4:19am MDT
Expires:Wed, 20-Mar-2019 4:00pm MDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: 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; Middle Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque Metro Area; 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
 
Message summary: ...slow moving storm system to impact northern and central new mexico tonight through friday night...
A slow moving storm system will impact northern and central new mexico tonight through friday night. Showers and a few thunderstorms will develop over western new mexico later today then spread eastward tonight and thursday. Snow levels will be rather high initially with any accumulations mostly limited to elevations at or above 8500 feet. Snow levels will lower by thursday night when colder air aloft moves overhead and the majority of snowfall accumulations are expected. Four to eight inches of snow are possible over the northern high terrain as well some of the western mountain peaks. The storm is expected to exit new mexico from west to east over the state friday into friday night. A line of showers and storms could develop over the eastern plains friday afternoon with a few strong storms possible. Computer models have not been very consistent in regards to precipitation amounts and therefore possible snow accumulations. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio, or monitor weather.gov/abq or your favorite media outlet for future updates and any winter weather advisories or warnings for this incoming storm system.
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