Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
715 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015

NMZ501>509-190400-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
715 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL RACE
NORTHWARD OVER WESTERN NEW MEXICO. STRONGER ACTIVITY WILL PRODUCE
BRIEF RAIN...ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50 MPH...SMALL HAIL...AND
CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY
REMAIN LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS OF TWO
TENTHS POSSIBLE UNDER THE STRONGER STORMS.

$$

NMZ510>522-524-525-190400-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
715 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RACE TO THE
NORTH OVER CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. STRONGER ACTIVITY
WILL PRODUCE BRIEF RAIN...ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50 MPH...SMALL
HAIL...AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL
GENERALLY REMAIN LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH. FAVORED LOCATIONS
WILL STRETCH FROM LOS LUNAS TO ALBUQUERQUE AND SANTA FE...AS WELL AS
THE EAST MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES.

$$

NMZ534>538-190400-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-QUAY COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLOVIS...FORT SUMNER...PORTALES...
ROSWELL...TUCUMCARI
715 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ERUPT OVER EASTERN NEW
MEXICO AND THE HIGH PLAINS. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE QUICKLY
NORTH...AND PRODUCE BRIEF DOWNPOURS...ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50
MPH...SMALL HAIL...AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS WILL INITIALLY REMAIN LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT THE
COVERAGE OF STORMS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE INTO A LARGE SWATH OF
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER 8 PM.

$$

NMZ523-526>533-539-540-190400-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...CLINES CORNERS...
CONCHAS...ELK...LAS VEGAS...PICACHO...RATON...SPRINGER...ROY...
RUIDOSO...SANTA ROSA
715 PM MDT MON MAY 18 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 10 PM...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ERUPT OVER FAR EASTERN
NEW MEXICO. SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MOVE QUICKLY NORTH...AND PRODUCE
BRIEF DOWNPOURS...ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50 MPH...PEA TO DIME
SIZE HAIL...AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL INITIALLY REMAIN LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT THE COVERAGE
OF STORMS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE INTO A LARGE SWATH OF MODERATE TO
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AFTER 8 PM. SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG THE TEXAS STATE LINE.

$$




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