De Baca County
Statement as of 3:52 PM MST on March 06, 2014
... Some rain and snow revisiting northern and central New Mexico
Friday through Saturday...
A cold front will surge into northern New Mexico late Friday
afternoon and advance fairly quickly south through the remainder of
the area Friday night... bringing breezy to locally windy and cooler
to colder conditions. Concurrently... a couple of significant upper
level disturbances will approach northern New Mexico and move south
across the state later Friday into Saturday. The upshot will be that
initially spotty rain showers with some high terrain snow across the
northwest third of the state Friday... will become more numerous and
widespread over north central and especially northeast New Mexico
late day Friday and especially Friday night. Accumulating snow will
be most likely over the northern mountains and across the adjacent
northeast Highlands and plains where several inches are possible
during this time period. Some locations which may be affected
include Interstate 25 from near Las Vegas to the Colorado state
line... and Highway 64 and 87 from Raton to Clayton... where reduced
visibilities in blowing snow are also possible Friday night and
possibly into part of the day Saturday. Also there may be a few hour
period of pretty strong winds trailing the cold front... mainly
across the eastern plains and below gaps into the Rio Grande Valley.
As the second part of the system tracks south later Friday night and
Saturday... the focus for generally light rain and snow showers may
begin to shift to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide...
or between there and the Rio Grande Valley... especially if surface
winds become easterly across the Rio Grande Valley. However...
showers should taper off from north to south Saturday afternoon or
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