Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1145 PM MDT FRI APR 18 2014

NMZ501>512-514-516>526-190900-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-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 MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...
TAOS
1145 PM MDT FRI APR 18 2014

.NOW...

SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TRACKING NORTH AND EAST OVER
CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING. AS TEMPERATURES
COOL...EXPECT SOME PRECIPITATION TO SWITCH FROM RAIN TO SNOW AT THE
HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER...
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH.
SOME SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE VARIABLE GUSTY WINDS UP TO 40 MPH...VERY
LOCALIZED AREAS OF BLOWING DUST...AND AN OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE
OR TWO. THROUGH 3AM...THESE SHORT LIVED SHOWERS WILL IMPACT THE
CENTRAL AND UPPER PORTIONS OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY INCLUDING
ALBUQUERQUE...SANTA FE...CUBA...AND MUCH OF THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN
HIGH TERRAIN.

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