Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
440 AM MST Sat Jan 23 2021

NMZ201>241-232300-
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-
440 AM MST Sat Jan 23 2021

...EXTENDED PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS WITH SNOW BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD OVER
WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO...

An active weather pattern is forecast through the middle of next
week and possibly for the rest of January. A series of
disturbances will pass over northern and central New Mexico today
through next Tuesday, with each one bringing successively colder
air to the region.

A moist southwest flow has set up over northwest New Mexico and
will persist through tonight. While snow levels will remain
relatively high, accumulating snow will continue over the Tusas
Mountains, where a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect.

Although brief lulls in precipitation are expected, accumulating
snow is forecast to resume and become more widespread over the
west and north by Sunday. Another and colder storm system will
bring additional snow to the region Monday through Tuesday. Snow
levels will gradually lower, as temperatures fall to below normal
values. Unfortunately, portions of the eastern plains may see
little to no precipitation from this series of storms.

Warmer and drier conditions are possible around the middle of
next week but another storm is possible late next week.

Those with recreational or travel plans over the higher terrain of
northern and western New Mexico this weekend and early next week
should be prepared to encounter deteriorating and hazardous
winter travel conditions. Stay alert to forecast changes,
especially regarding additional winter weather watches, warnings
or advisories.

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