Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

NMZ508-509-520-524>526-536>540-172000-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...PORTALES...QUEMADO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...
SOCORRO
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SCATTERED FROM THE UPPER
GILA REGION OF THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS ACROSS THE SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS TO THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS. THE MOST RAINFALL WILL BE
CONCENTRATED MOUNTAINAIR...PORTALES AND ARCH. ISOLATED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
ALERT TO PONDING OF WATER AS WELL AS FAST FLOWING WATER OVER LOW
WATER CROSSINGS.

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NMZ502-505>507-518-519-521>523-529-532>535-172000-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
CURRY COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GRANTS...
LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.NOW...
A BROAD AREA OF LIGHT RAIN...WITH EMBEDDED HEAVIER RAIN...WILL
CONTINUE TO STRETCH BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 THIS
THIS AFTERNOON. THE STEADIEST RAIN WILL BE FROM THE SANDIA AND
MANZANO MOUNTAINS EAST TO THE TEXAS BOARDER. THIS INCLUDES MANZANO...
ESTANCIA...ENCINO...PASTURA...PUERTO DE LUNA...HOUSE...RAGLAND...
MELROSE...RANCHVALE...CLOVIS AND BROADVIEW. RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
THESE AREAS MAY RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH
WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS AROUND ONE INCH. ELSEWHERE EXPECT ANOTHER ONE
TENTH TO AROUND ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT TO
PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND WATCH FOR FAST FLOWING WATER OVER
LOW WATER CROSSINGS. PATCHY FOG MAY LIMIT VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. THE
AREA OF RAIN WILL DRIFT SLOWLY NORTH AND EAST THROUGH THE MORNING.

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NMZ501-503-504-510>517-527-528-530-531-172000-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
CLAYTON...CUBA...DULCE...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...LOS ALAMOS...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...ROY...TAOS
1154 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.NOW...
LIGHT RAIN OR SPRINKLES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON OVER
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL ONLY BE A TRACE TO A
COUPLE OF HUNDREDTHS THROUGH 2 PM. HEAVIER SHOWERS MAY DEVELOP
DURING THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON.

$$

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