Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
330 PM MDT MON APR 27 2015

NMZ512>515-527-528-272330-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...PECOS...
CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER
330 PM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM MDT...SPOTTY RAIN AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS AND NEAR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS. SNOW
LEVELS WILL BE BETWEEN 8500 AND 9500 FEET IN MOST CASES. ADDITIONAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY AN INCH OR LESS...WILL BE LIMITED TO
VEGETATION AND OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES. VISIBILITIES MAY
OCCASIONALLY BE REDUCED TO A MILE OR LESS IN SNOW AND FOG THROUGH
THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND PEAKS.

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NMZ523-529-531>539-272330-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...
FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...PICACHO...PORTALES...ROSWELL...ROY...
SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
330 PM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM MDT...AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO. AMOUNTS DURING THIS TIME
PERIOD WILL AVERAGE NEAR OR JUST OVER A TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT
LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS TO NEAR A THIRD OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE
IN PORTIONS OF QUAY AND CURRY COUNTIES. PONDING OF WATER ON
ROADWAYS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN FOG CAN BE EXPECTED.

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NMZ501-503-504-506>508-510-511-517>522-524>526-272330-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ESPANOLA...
FARMINGTON...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PICACHO...QUEMADO...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR
CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO
330 PM MDT MON APR 27 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 530 PM MDT...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE MAINLY NEAR AND EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AND WEST
FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THIS
ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE TO THE SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH AND
PRODUCE MODEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND BRIEF GUSTY WINDS. THE STRONGEST
STORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE BRIEF INSTANCES OF SMALL HAIL AND A FEW
LIGHTNING STRIKES. A FEW FAVORED AREAS INCLUDE WESTERN VALENCIA
COUNTY...SOUTHEAST CIBOLA COUNTY...NORTHWEST AND EASTERN SOCORRO
COUNTY AND NORTHEAST CATRON COUNTY.

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