Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

NMZ505>509-519>526-533-535>540-162300-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-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...CLOVIS...EL MORRO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PICACHO...PORTALES...QUEMADO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO
300 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 5 PM MDT...A LARGE AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL
CONTINUE DRIFTING NORTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...WHILE
SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP BEHIND IT ACROSS THE
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO ONE
QUARTER OF AN INCH...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE HALF AND ONE
INCH WITH THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. RAIN MAY BECOME HEAVIER BY
EARLY EVENING AND PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

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NMZ503-504-510>518-527>529-162300-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
CUBA...DULCE...ESPANOLA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...
CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
300 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 5 PM MDT...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND DRIFT SLOWLY OVER ADJACENT HIGHLANDS
AND VALLEYS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL INITIALLY AVERAGE LESS THAN ONE
HALF INCH...BUT GREATER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY BY EARLY EVENING.
OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
THUNDERSTORMS. DUE TO THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THIS ACTIVITY...LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL AND LOCALIZED FLOODING ARE POSSIBLE BY EARLY THIS
EVENING.

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