Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Northwest Plateau (NMZ501) New Mexico Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - Northwest Plateau (New Mexico)


Updated:Sun, 05/19/19 3:38pm
Effective:Mon, 05/20/19 12:00pm
Expires:Mon, 05/20/19 6:00am
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Central Highlands; Chaves County Plains; Chuska Mountains; Curry County; De Baca County; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Eastern Lincoln County; Eastern San Miguel County; Estancia Valley; Far Northeast Highlands; Far Northwest Highlands; Guadalupe County; Harding County; Jemez Mountains; Lower Chama River Valley; Lower Rio Grande Valley; Middle Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque Metro Area; Northeast Highlands; Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet, Red River; Northwest Highlands; Northwest Plateau; Quay County; Raton Ridge, Johnson Mesa; Roosevelt County; San Francisco River Valley; San Juan Mountains; Sandia, Manzano Mountains; Santa Fe Metro Area; South Central Highlands; South Central Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet; Southwest Chaves County; Southwest Mountains; Union County; Upper Rio Grande Valley; Upper Tularosa Valley; West Central Highlands; West Central Mountains; West Central Plateau; West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
 
Message summary: ...showers...thunderstorms...mountain snow...strong to high winds and unusually cool may temperatures this coming week...
It will be an active week of weather thanks to a couple of storms this week. But first, a surge of low level moisture and resulting instability will strike the eastern plains of new mexico late tonight into early monday morning, with thunderstorms that could turn strong to severe. The first storm is over california now. It will reach the four corners area late monday, bringing strong and gusty winds, showers, thunderstorms and high mountain snow monday into monday night. The storm will then move east along the new mexico and colorado border before turning northeast monday night into tuesday. While doing so, the storm will intensify as will the surface pressure. This could lead to strong to high winds across much of eastern new mexico tuesday. Snow levels will lower monday night and tuesday with accumulating snow likely above 7500 or 8000 feet, with significant amounts possible above 8500 feet. The second storm will not be as vigorous, but will bring more precipitation, wind and cool temperatures to the north and west wednesday through thursday. With the main trough position to our west later this week into next weekend, there will likely be a dryline setting up, with thunderstorms on the eastern plains, perhaps strong to severe near the tx border. Precautionary/preparedness actions...
Monitor noaa weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media for the latest updates on this active weather pattern.
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