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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:00 PM MST on January 27, 2015

Expires 6:00 PM EST on January 27, 2015


... Wintry and stormy ending to the work week into the weekend...

Warm and pleasant temperatures through Wednesday will turn colder
Thursday... and storms will develop rapidly across New Mexico
through Thursday night and continue through much of the upcoming
weekend.

A cold front pushing southward into the state Thursday will meet up
with a large east Pacific storm system Thursday night to bring a
wide area of snow and rain across most all of New Mexico into
Friday morning. With little change in conditions... rain and snow in
chilly conditions are setting up for much of the weekend. A second
cold front invading from the north late on Saturday will help force
rain and snow coverage across the southern half of the state on
Sunday... with conditions improving as the next work week gets
underway.

This unusual winter event still faces uncertainties on positions
and timing... but broad coverage for the last of the work week and
much of the weekend remains the basic theme for now. Those with
travel or outdoor plans during the Thursday night through the
weekend period should stay in touch with the latest forecasts and
statements... and expect rain and snow during the period. Get the
latest forecast information from weather.Gov/abq... NOAA Weather
Radio... and your preferred broadcast... print media... and internet
weather information sources.


Shy


416 am MST Tue Jan 27 2015

... Big changes upcoming to New Mexico weather...

After a stint of above normal temperatures and abundant sunshine...
drastic changes will be unfolding to the weather pattern for New
Mexico and the greater southwestern region.

A Stout cold front is expected to invade New Mexico Wednesday night
and Thursday... dropping temperatures back below normal. Into Thursday
night... a significant increase in moisture will arrive into New
Mexico as an upper level low pressure system begins to become
organized... encroaching upon the land of enchantment.

Rain and high elevation snow is expected to become widespread over
most of northern and central New Mexico Thursday night. With
very little and slow movement of the upper level low pressure
system... the stage will be set for a long duration and widespread
precipitation event across much of New Mexico through the upcoming
weekend. Cooler... cloudy... wet and snowy conditions will
prevail through this Thursday night to Sunday period... and the
potential exists for heavy snowfall in mountainous locations within
the state.

The impending storm system is still located in the eastern Pacific
at this time... thus some uncertainty still remains on how it will
evolve. Residents and travelers throughout New Mexico should
stay informed on the latest weather information as forecasts and
statements will likely be refined often over the next few days. Stay
tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... the National Weather Service web site
at weather.Gov/abq... and your preferred broadcast weather source.


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