Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
509 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

NMZ505>509-519>526-533-535>540-170105-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...EL MORRO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PICACHO...PORTALES...QUEMADO...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA ROSA...SOCORRO
509 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 7 PM MDT...A LARGE AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL
CONTINUE DRIFTING NORTH INTO CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...WHILE SHOWERS AND
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP ALONG THE PERIPHERY ACROSS THE WESTERN
MOUNTAINS AND HIGHLANDS...THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE SOUTH
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS
TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH...WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE HALF AND
ONE INCH WITH THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOCATIONS THAT MAY BE
IMPACTED INCLUDE GALLUP...GRANTS...QUEMADO...LUNA...BELEN...
SOCORRO...RUIDOSO...CORONA...FORT SUMNER...PORTALES AND ROSWELL.

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NMZ503-504-510>518-170105-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...
ESPANOLA...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...
SANTA FE...TAOS
509 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 7 PM MDT...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND DRIFT SLOWLY OVER ADJACENT
HIGHLANDS AND VALLEYS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE ONE QUARTER
INCH...BUT GREATER AMOUNTS NEAR ONE INCH ARE POSSIBLE UNDER THE
THUNDERSTORMS. OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
ACCOMPANY THE THUNDERSTORMS. THIS ACTIVITY WILL DIMINISH AROUND
SUNSET.

$$

NMZ527-528-530-170105-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...RATON...SPRINGER
509 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 7 PM MDT...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH ACROSS THE RATON RIDGE...FAR NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS AND NORTHEAST PLAINS. EXPECT MODERATE RAIN WITH OCCASIONAL
HEAVY DOWNPOURS TO PRODUCE AMOUNTS RANGING FROM ONE QUARTER TO ONE
HALF INCH. OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING...SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
ACCOMPANY THE THUNDERSTORMS. THIS ACTIVITY WILL DIMINISH AROUND
SUNSET.

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