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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
442 AM MDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
442 AM MDT Sat Jul 21 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Excessive heat is expected again today along and east of a line from
Roswell to Fort Sumner to Tucumcari. A few thunderstorms could
contain locally heavy rain this afternoon in the northern and
western mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Excessive heat is likely to persist across east central and southeast
areas Sunday as a high pressure system strengthens overhead.

A big increase in showers and thunderstorms is expected Monday
through Friday of next week. Storm motions will be slow and rainfall
will be heavy at times. This may lead to localized areas of flash
flooding, especially over and near recent burn scars. Isolated
locations will receive up to 2 or 3 inches of rainfall. A few storms
may also produce small hail and wind gusts to 50 mph. The coverage of
showers and thunderstorms may lessen some Thursday and Friday.


Spotters are encouraged to report rainfall amounts and any flooding
through the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at or by calling 1.888.386.7637.



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