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314 PM MST SUN FEB 26 2017
...STRONG JET AND PACIFIC TROUGH PASSAGE MONDAY AND TUESDAY...
A strong Pacific jet and trough will impact northern and central
New Mexico Monday through Tuesday. Winds will increase Monday
afternoon but a strengthening jet stream Monday night into
Tuesday will lead to widespread strong to very strong winds across
southern and eastern portions of the area. Some localized blowing
dust will be possible across the lower Rio Grande Valley and
southeast plains. Fire danger levels will also increase across the
eastern plains due to strong wind and low humidity Monday afternoon.
At the same time of the strengthening wind...a moist Pacific flow
will develop over the western and northern mountains as well as
the northwest plateau and expand eastward over the lowlands and
central mountains. Snow levels will start out on the higher side
Monday evening but then lower Tuesday morning as the main trough
moves overhead and cooler air infiltrates the area from the west.
The heaviest snowfall is expected above 7000 feet across the far
northwest and northwest highlands. Additional heavier snowfall is
expected across the higher elevations of the western and north
central mountains. Rain will primarily be found across the lower
$$Winter Storm Watch
Far Northwest Highlands-San Juan Mountains-
233 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Storm Watch, which is in effect from Monday evening through
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...Between 5 to 10 inches possible with
locally higher amounts across the highest west facing slopes.
* TIMING...Monday night through early Tuesday evening.
* WINDS...Westerly 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph Monday night
becoming west to southwest 15 to 20 mph on Tuesday.
* SNOW LEVELS...Snow levels will quickly lower and allow snowfall
to expand across the entire area by late Monday evening and
remain that way through Tuesday.
* LOCAL IMPACTS...Significant reductions in visibility due to
heavy snowfall and blowing snow possible. Snowpacked roadways
will also be possible.
Remember, a Winter Storm Watch means conditions are favorable for
a hazardous winter weather event in and close to the watch area.
Monitor the latest forecasts at weather.gov/abq, listen
to NOAA weather radio or your favorite media outlet.