Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1249 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

NMZ501>509-312100-
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
1249 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY AND
COVERAGE ACROSS THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU...WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE MID AFTERNOON. STORMS WILL TEND TO MOVE
TOWARDS THE EAST/SOUTHEAST AT 12 MPH. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS
WILL CONTAIN FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...PEA SIZED HAIL...
WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WITHIN THE STRONGER CORES WILL RANGE BETWEEN 0.75 TO 1.0 INCHES.
THE MAIN FOCUS AREA THROUGH 3 PM WILL BE FOUND ALONG A LINE FROM THE
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS TO GRANTS AS WELL AS OVER NORTHERN CATRON COUNTY.

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NMZ510>517-527-312100-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
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...
ESPANOLA...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...TAOS
1249 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN COVERAGE AND
GROW IN INTENSITY ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE
MID AFTERNOON. STORM MOVEMENT WILL BE TOWARDS THE EAST/SOUTHEAST AT
12 MPH. SOME OF THE STORMS WILL CONTAIN HEAVY RAINFALL UP TO 1 INCH
AS WELL AS FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...PEA SIZED HAIL AND
WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH. COMMUNITIES SUCH AS COSTILLA....RED RIVER...
LOS ALAMOS AND EL VADO WILL MOST LIKELY BE IMPACTED THROUGH 3 PM.

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