Updated: National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook For Sunday

by Reporter / Jan 12, 2019 / 0 comments

Updated: National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook For Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central New Mexico.

Another quick hitting storm system will bring another round of snow and travel impacts to portions of northern and central New Mexico. Starting late tonight and continuing through Sunday, snow will spread from west central New Mexico east-northeastward across the Northern Mountains. Greater than four inches of snow is possible above 8000 feet, with amounts generally less than that at lower elevations. Between 2 and 4 inches of snow is possible around the Santa Fe Metro area, and a dusting to near 2 inches is possible around the Albuquerque Metro area.

Cold temperatures will allow snow to quickly stick to roads and sidewalks. Snow-packed and icy conditions will be possible once again, including portions of I-40 and I-25. Additionally, visibility may be reduced below one mile in falling snow.

Residents and travelers across western, northern, and central New Mexico are urged to stay abreast of the latest weather forecasts and statements as this system approaches tonight. Continue to monitor weather.gov/abq or stay tuned to your preferred media outlet.

Day One...Today and Tonight

Another storm system will shift across New Mexico tonight through Sunday. This system will bring light to moderate snow accumulations to much of northern, western and central New Mexico.

Days Two Through Seven...Sunday through Friday

Snow will continue through Sunday, with the heaviest amounts expected near and adjacent to the northern and west central mountains. Snowpacked and icy roadways are likely.

Another strong storm system is possible Friday. This system has the potential to bring rain, snow and strong winds to much of the area.

Spotter Information Statement...

Spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts through the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at weather.gov/abq or by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit storm reports and photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag nmwx.

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

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