Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
359 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

NMZ503-510-512>516-527-528-182330-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
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...
DULCE...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...TAOS
359 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM...SHOWERS AND A STRAY THUNDERSTORM WILL MOVE QUICKLY
EASTWARD ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN OF NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. BRIEF
RAIN...GUSTY WINDS...AND A LIGHTNING STRIKE OR TWO ARE POSSIBLE. A
FEW FAVORED AREAS FOR RAINFALL INCLUDE ANGEL FIRE...RED RIVER...
EL VADO...CHAMA...AND TIERRA AMARILLA.

$$

NMZ526-536-538>540-182330-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK...PICACHO...PORTALES...ROSWELL...
RUIDOSO
359 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM...LOW CLOUDS AND PATCHY LIGHT RAIN WILL IMPACT PARTS
OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE A COUPLE
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. FAVORED AREAS FOR RAINFALL INCLUDE THE
HIGHWAY 70 AREA FROM ROSWELL TO ELKINS AND ELIDA. A COUPLE SHOWERS
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE AROUND RUIDOSO.

$$

NMZ506>508-520-521-524-182330-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EL MORRO...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...
QUEMADO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SOCORRO
359 PM MDT SAT OCT 18 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM...ISOLATED SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN
OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND
NEARBY MANZANO MOUNTAINS. BRIEF RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR WITH
ANY OF THIS ACTIVITY...ALONG WITH A STRAY LIGHTNING STRIKE. A FEW
FAVORED AREAS FOR THIS INITIAL ACTIVITY WILL BE NEAR ABO PASS...AND
FROM QUEMADO TO ALAMO...AND THE GILA WILDERNESS.

$$

GUYER



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