Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
611 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

NMZ505>509-519>526-539-540-040200-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
ESTANCIA VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-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...EL MORRO...ELK...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...
GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...QUEMADO...
RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SOCORRO
611 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 800 PM MDT...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY TRACK TOWARD
THE NORTHEAST OVER THE UPPER GILA REGION TO INCLUDE AREAS OVER THE
WHITEWATER BALDY BURN SCAR TO THE EAST AND NORTHEAST OF GLENWOOD.
ELSEWHERE...LIGHTNING WAS NOT BEING DETECTED FROM ISOLATED SHOWER
ACTIVITY DOTTING THE LANDSCAPE OF CENTRAL AND WEST CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO.  IN FACT...AN OVERALL DOWNWARD TREND CAN BE EXPECTED IN
SHOWER COVERAGE AS SUNSET NEARS. THE MAIN WEATHER RELATED CONCERN
FROM ANY OF THE PASSING SHOWERS OR STORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING
WILL BE LOCALIZED BUT STRONG GUSTY WINDS UP TO 45 OR 50 MPH.

$$

NMZ501>504-510>518-527>529-040200-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
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...CAPULIN...CHAMA...
CUBA...DULCE...ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
611 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 800 PM MDT...THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN ACTIVE NEAR THE NEW
MEXICO COLORADO LINE BETWEEN CHAMA AND ARBOLES...OVER AND JUST NORTH
OF THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS IN THE FOUR CORNERS REGION  AS WELL AS THE
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. OVERALL COVERAGE WILL REMAIN
ISOLATED...WITH AN OVERALL DOWNWARD TREND IN COVERAGE AS SUNSET
DRAWS CLOSER.  MOVEMENT WILL GENERALLY BE TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT
10 TO 15 MPH.  THE EXCEPTION TO THE DECREASING TREND WILL BE THE
FOUR CORNERS WHERE RENEWED SHOWER DEVELOPMENT WILL BE POSSIBLE AFTER
SUNSET...PARTICULARLY NEAR SHIPROCK...FARMINGTON AND CHACO CANYON.
THE MAIN WEATHER RELATED CONCERN FROM ANY OF THE PASSING SHOWERS OR
STORMS THROUGH EARLY EVENING WILL BE LOCALIZED BUT STRONG GUSTY WINDS
UP TO 45 OR 50 MPH.


$$

NMZ530>538-040200-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...
PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
611 PM MDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 800 PM MDT...NORTHEAST AND FAR EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WILL
REMAIN AMONG THE MOST ACTIVE REGIONS OF THE STATE...THOUGH AT LEAST
ISOLATED STORMS WILL BE FOUND AS FAR SOUTH AS ELKINS AND ELIDA EAST
OF THE PECOS VALLEY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE
WILL FAVOR AREAS NEAR THE TEXAS STATE LINE FROM CLOVIS NORTH TO NEAR
NARA VISA...AND CLAYTON. ANOTHER ACTIVE REGION WILL EXTEND FROM
TRUJILLO AND MAES IN CENTRAL SAN MIGUEL COUNTY NORTHEAST TOWARD
ROY...GLADSTONE AND MOUNT DORA. MOVEMENT WILL BE TOWARD THE NORTHEAST
AT 10 TO 15 MPH. IN ADDITION BRIEF BURSTS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAINFALL...WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON.  THE
POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS QUITE LOW...AND WILL DIMINISH
FURTHER WITH THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING.

$$

KJ



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