Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
646 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

NMZ510>519-521>523-527>537-220300-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UNION COUNTY-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...CLAYTON...CLINES CORNERS...
CLOVIS...CONCHAS...ESPANOLA...FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PORTALES...RATON...
SPRINGER...RED RIVER...ROY...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...TAOS...TUCUMCARI
646 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS...WITH OCCASIONAL
LIGHTNING...WILL MOVE NORTH NORTHEAST THIS EVENING. THROUGH 9 PM...
THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL BE FOCUSED OVER NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
INCLUDING SANTA FE...LAS VEGAS...TAOS...AND MUCH OF THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN A TENTH OF AN INCH AND A
QUARTER OF AN INCH IS EXPECTED...WITH AMOUNTS UP TO THREE QUARTERS
OF AN INCH POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIER BANDS. A FEW SNOW FLURRIES
ARE EVEN POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS LIMITED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 11000 FEET. SHOWERS WILL BE
MUCH LIGHTER FOR THE FARTHER EAST WITH LITTLE ACCUMULATION
EXPECTED. BUT AS STORMS CONTINUE MOVE INTO THE EASTERN PLAINS LATER
TONIGHT...CHANCES WILL INCREASE FOR HEAVIER RAIN.

$$

NMZ520-524>526-538>540-220300-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...
ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SOCORRO
646 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

.NOW...
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS DEVELOPING FROM CENTRAL SOCORRO COUNTY
SOUTH...AND WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST EARLY THIS EVENING.
FAIRLY BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WITH CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
IS EXPECTED...WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG
WINDS AND EVEN SMALL HAIL. THROUGH 9 PM...SOME OF THE AREAS THAT
WILL BE IMPACTED BY THESE STORMS INCLUDE BINGHAM...RUIDOSO...
AND CARRIZOZO. MUCH OF EASTERN SOCORRO...LINCOLN...AND SOUTHWEST
CHAVES COUNTY CAN EXPECT TO BE IMPACTED AS WELL.

$$

NMZ501>509-220300-
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
646 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ONCE AGAIN ACROSS THE
WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN...MOVING GENERALLY TO THE NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.
IMPACTS WILL GENERALLY BE MINIMAL WITH MOST STORMS PRODUCE LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN...A FEW LIGHTNING STRIKES...AND GUSTY WINDS. THE
STRONGEST STORMS COULD PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AS WELL...THOUGH THOSE
STORMS WILL BE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.  THROUGH 9 PM...SOME OF THE
LOCALES THAT WILL BE IMPACTED INCLUDE GRANTS...GALLUP...LAGUNA
PUEBLO...AND ACOMA PUEBLO.

$$

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