Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
155 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

NMZ520-524>526-536-538>540-181030-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARRIZOZO...ELK...GRAN QUIVIRA...PICACHO...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...RUIDOSO...SOCORRO
155 AM MDT THU SEP 18 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 430 AM MDT...A LARGE AREA OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD
SLOWLY NORTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY AND THE SOUTHWEST
THIRD OR SO OF CHAVES COUNTY AND NORTH ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF OF
SOCORRO COUNTY. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED AS WELL ACROSS
PORTIONS OF ROOSEVELT COUNTY SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL CHAVES COUNTY.
SIGNIFICANT RAIN IMPACTS WILL BE MOST LIKELY SOUTHEAST THROUGH
SOUTHWEST OF SOCORRO...ALSO SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ELKINS TO ARABELA...
NEAR ARCH...ROGERS AND PERHAPS PORTALES. SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL
BE POSSIBLE IN SPOTS ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF OF CHAVES COUNTY...FAR
SOUTHEAST LINCOLN COUNTY...SOUTHERN SOCORRO COUNTY AND PORTIONS OF
ROOSEVELT COUNTY WHERE TWO THIRDS OF AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A THIRD
OF RAIN COULD FALL DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. MOST LOCALES THOUGH
SHOULD SEE A QUARTER TO JUST OVER A HALF INCH OF RAIN. TRAVELERS AND
RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO PONDING OF WATER AS WELL
AS FAST FLOWING WATER OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND IN ARROYOS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

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