East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Statement as of 3:43 AM MST on December 12, 2013
... A brief bout of wintry weather expected tonight and Friday for
western and central New Mexico...
A weak storm system sliding east across Arizona today will combine
with moisture shifting northeast out of the eastern Pacific Ocean
to produce rain and snow over New Mexico through Friday morning.
Temperatures will be warm enough today to focus any light snowfall
accumulations above 9000 feet within Catron and Lincoln counties.
As the storm system slides into New Mexico tonight snow levels will
drop from west to east and change rain over to snow... or to a mix
of rain and snow in most areas.
At this time the greatest potential for light snowfall amounts of 1
to 3 inches will be along the Continental Divide tonight. This will
include the Interstate 40 corridor between Gallup and Grants and
along Highway 550 between Cuba and Bloomfield. Some computer model
guidance shows this area of snow shifting east along the Interstate
25 corridor from the Albuquerque Metro area south to Socorro County
Friday morning. Flurries will linger over the higher terrain Friday
afternoon before clearing develops over the region.
Residents and travelers of New Mexico are encouraged to stay abreast
of the latest weather statements and forecasts on-line at
weather.Gov/abq or stay tuned to your favorite local media outlet.
You can also find additional weather information on the Albuquerque
National Weather Service facebook Page or join the conversation on