332 AM MDT Mon May 20 2019 Expiration:
1100 GMT 21 2019
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms may linger near the Texas
state line through mid morning before moving out of the area. Any of
these storms will be capable of producing large hail, high winds, and
locally heavy rainfall.
Southwest winds of 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph will then
develop over much of eastern New Mexico this afternoon. The strongest
winds will impact the area around Lincoln and Chaves counties. A line
of showers and thunderstorms will also move from western New Mexico
this afternoon into the Rio Grande Valley early this evening. Rain
will change over to snow above 7,500 feet around sunset then down to
near 6,500 feet overnight. The heaviest snowfall is likely above
8,500 feet where 6 to 12 inches is expected, especially along west
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday
Strong west winds will develop over much of central and eastern New
Mexico Tuesday. The strongest winds are expected along the I-40
corridor east of Albuquerque where gusts in excess of 60 mph are
possible. Winds will turn to the southwest Wednesday with widespread
wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible over central and eastern New
Extended computer models are still indicating a weather pattern
conducive to daily rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms over
eastern New Mexico Thursday through Saturday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotters are encouraged to report large hail, wind damage, and
snowfall 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.
338 PM MDT Sun May 19 2019 Expiration:
1200 GMT 20 2019
...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.
Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this active weather pattern.
Medalanes, NM Weather Warnings, Advisories and Alerts are issued by the National Weather Service.
You may want to see if there are any Special Weather Statements