Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
149 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

NMZ501>509-519-520-524>526-539-540-221100-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ELK...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...
GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...PICACHO...QUEMADO...RUIDOSO...
SOCORRO
149 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 5 AM...LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVER WESTERN NEW MEXICO. THIS
ACTIVITY WILL MOVE NORTH NORTHEAST AT 25 TO 30 MPH...AFFECTING
LOCALITIES SUCH AS CHACO CANYON...FARMINGTON...SHIPROCK...GALLUP...
ZUNI PUEBLO...QUEMADO...FENCE LAKE...AND RED HILL. A SECOND AREA WILL
SLOWLY CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWARD INTO LINCOLN...SOCORRO AND EASTERN
CATRON COUNTIES AFFECTING LOCALITIES SUCH AS BEAVERHEAD...DUSTY...THE
BOSQUE DEL APACHE AND SOCORRO. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN
NEAR OR UNDER ONE TENTH OF AN INCH...HOWEVER MORE SUBSTANTIAL RAINS
ARE EXPECTED AFTER SUNRISE AS MORE MOISTURE SPREADS UP FROM THE SOUTH
AND A LOW PRESSURE TROUGH EDGES CLOSER FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
OCCASIONAL...BUT DEADLY...CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND ERRATIC
WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE THUNDERSTORMS.

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