Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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

NMZ501>509-312330-
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
343 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVER
MUCH OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON. STORMS WILL
TEND TO MOVE TOWARDS THE EAST/SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH...ALTHOUGH
STORMS IN CATRON COUNTY AND THE GILA REGION WILL HAVE MUCH SLOWER
AND ERRATIC MOVEMENT. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL CONTAIN
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...PEA TO DIME SIZED HAIL...WIND
GUSTS TO 50 MPH...AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITHIN
THE STRONGER CELLS WILL RANGE BETWEEN THREE QUARTERS TO AN INCH. THE
MAIN FOCUS AREA THROUGH 530 PM WILL BE FOUND ALONG AND EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NEAR THE BLANCO TRADING POST...COUNSELOR...
LINDRITH...PUEBLO PINTADO...TORREON NAVAJO MISSION...GRANTS...SAN
MATEO...MARQUEZ...ACOMA...ALAMO...THE VERY LARGE ARRAY...DUSTY...
AND QUEMADO LAKE.

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NMZ510>517-527-312330-
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
343 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

.NOW...

THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO...JEMEZ...AND SAN JUAN OR TUSAS MOUNTAINS...AS WELL
AS THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY. STORMS WILL TEND TO MOVE TOWARDS THE
SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL CONTAIN
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...PEA TO NICKEL SIZED HAIL...WIND
GUSTS TO 55 MPH...AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITHIN
THE STRONGER CELLS WILL RANGE BETWEEN THREE QUARTERS TO AN INCH.
STORMS WILL INITIALLY IMPACT LOCALES NEAR CHAMA...TIERRA AMARILLA...
LOS PINOS...CANJILLON...EL RITO...SUNSHINE VALLEY...ARROYO SECO...
TAOS CANYON...ANGEL FIRE...BLACK LAKE...CHACON...AND OCATE.

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NMZ526-539-540-312330-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK...PICACHO...RUIDOSO
343 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

.NOW...

THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON...A FEW STRAY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL STRUGGLE TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING
THE SACRAMENTO AND CAPITAN MOUNTAINS...AS WELL AS THE ADJACENT
HIGHLANDS OF LINCOLN COUNTY. STORMS WILL DRIFT SLOWLY AND
ERRATICALLY. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL CONTAIN DANGEROUS CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING...PEA SIZED HAIL...WIND GUSTS TO 45
MPH...AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITHIN THE STRONGER
CELLS WILL RANGE BETWEEN TWO TO SIX TENTHS OF AN INCH.

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