National Weather Service Issues Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Issues Special Weather Statement

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 or your favorite media outlet for future updates and any winter weather advisories or warnings for this incoming storm system.

Impacted Areas:

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