Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
742 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

NMZ505-506-508-509-520-211500-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...QUEMADO...
SOCORRO
742 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 9 AM MDT...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH AT 10 TO 15 MPH ACROSS
FAR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO GENERALLY WEST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE.  SOME COMMUNITIES THAT MAY EXPERIENCE THIS
ACTIVITY INCLUDE ZUNI PUEBLO...EL MORRO...FENCE LAKE...QUEMADO...
HORSE SPRINGS AND LUNA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITH THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD
RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH.

$$

NMZ525-526-533-536>540-211500-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...FORT SUMNER...PICACHO...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SANTA ROSA
742 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 9 AM MDT...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS EXTENDING WEST TO THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
HIGHLANDS.  PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG AND WEST OF
THE PECOS RIVER TO INCLUDE WESTERN CHAVES COUNTY AND EASTERN LINCOLN
COUNTY.  MOVEMENT WILL BE TOWARD THE WEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS WITH THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD RANGE FROM AROUND ONE TENTH OF
AN INCH TO AS MUCH AS THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH.  ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM ARABELA SOUTH TO NEAR DUNKEN...ALONG
THE RIO HONDO BASIN WEST OF ROSWELL.  ELSEWHERE...AT LEAST ISOLATED
SHOWER OR STORM DEVELOPMENT CAN BE EXPECTED AS FAR NORTH AS VAUGHN...
ELKINS AND MILNESAND.

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NMZ515-521>524-527>529-211500-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...
CLINES CORNERS...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
RATON...SPRINGER...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS
742 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.NOW...
LOW CLOUDS AND PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL BLANKET AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. POOR VISIBILITIES OF 1/2 MILE OR LESS CAN
BE EXPECTED ALONG THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR BETWEEN EDGEWOOD...
MORIARTY AND CLINES CORNERS...AREAS NEAR LAS VEGAS AND PECOS AS WELL
AS NEAR CORONA.  BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN CHANGES IN VISIBILITY IF
TRAVELING. THE PATCHY NATURE OF THE FOG WILL DROP VISIBILITIES
QUICKLY IN A SHORT DISTANCE. IN ADDITION...VISIBILITIES MAY BECOME
SEVERELY RESTRICTED NEAR RIVERS...BRIDGES...AND LOW LYING AREAS.

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