Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
242 PM MDT FRI SEP 12 2014

NMZ536>540-122300-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK...FORT SUMNER...PICACHO...PORTALES...
ROSWELL
242 PM MDT FRI SEP 12 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 500 PM MDT...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE
RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS AS A COLD FRONT
MOVES SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE AREA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY
AVERAGE ONE QUARTER INCH...ALTHOUGH SPOTTY HIGHER AMOUNTS TO BETWEEN
ONE HALF AN ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST CHAVES COUNTY.
TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO THE 50S AND UPPER 40S BEHIND THE FRONT
WITH WIND GUSTS TO BETWEEN 35 AND 40 MPH.

$$

NMZ505>509-520-524>526-122300-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...QUEMADO...RUIDOSO...SOCORRO
242 PM MDT FRI SEP 12 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 500 PM MDT...AS A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH THE
AREA...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS
OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING SOCORRO COUNTY AND THE SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND PRODUCE
HEAVY DOWNPOURS. LOCAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE QUARTER AND ONE
HALF INCH ARE POSSIBLE WITH UP TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE WITH THE
STRONGER STORMS. EAST WINDS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY
THE SHOWERS AND STORMS. TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY FALL OR REMAIN
STEADY THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

$$

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