Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
950 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

NMZ505>509-519>526-536-538>540-170600-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
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...CLINES CORNERS...EL MORRO...ELK...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...PORTALES...
QUEMADO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SOCORRO
950 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
A NARROWING WEST TO EAST ORIENTED AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WAS
CENTERED ROUGHLY ON AND UP TO 20 MILES OR SO EITHER SIDE OF A LINE
FROM NEAR RED HILL TO ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF CORONA TO ELKINS. THIS
AREA WAS STILL DRIFTING TO THE EAST OVERALL...BUT AGAIN STILL EASING
A BIT NORTHWARD NEARER THE ARIZONA LINE AND A BIT SOUTHWARD NEARER
THE TEXAS LINE. AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO MAY STILL
INFREQUENTLY DEVELOP FROM SOUTHERN CATRON COUNTY ON EAST INTO CHAVES
COUNTY THROUGH THE NIGHT. THROUGH MIDNIGHT THIS RAIN AREA SHOULD
STAY NEAR TO SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ZUNI PUEBLO TO ESTANCIA OVER TO
CAUSEY IN ROOSEVELT COUNTY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS DURING THIS PERIOD WILL
RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO AS MUCH AS A THIRD OF AN INCH...
THOUGH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE HALF AND THREE QUARTERS
OF AN INCH COULD ACCUMULATE WITH ANY STORMS THAT MAY DEVELOP.
GREATEST RAIN AMOUNTS OVERALL DURING THIS PERIOD SHOULD PRIMARILY
REMAIN IN THE NORTHEAST HALF OF CATRON COUNTY AND INTO WESTERN
SOCORRO COUNTY. QUEMADO...DATIL...PIETOWN...BERNARDO...SOCORRO...
MOUNTAINAIR...CORONA...ELKINS...MILNESAND AND ROSWELL ARE AMONG THE
LOCALITIES TO BE AFFECTED.

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