Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
722 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

NMZ501>504-510>518-030245-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-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...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...LOS ALAMOS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...
RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
722 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.NOW...
THE AREAL COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND SPOTTY THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTH
CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE WITH THE LOSS OF
DAYTIME HEATING.  THROUGH 830 PM...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN
ACTIVE BETWEEN TAOS AND TRES PIEDRAS...AND JUST NORTHEAST OF
GRANTS WHERE BRIEF BURSTS OF MODERATE RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS CAN
BE EXPECTED. ELSEWHERE...LIGHT SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL GENERALLY BE
CONCENTRATED FROM THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS WEST TO NEAR EL
VADO...LINDRITH...AND NAVAJO DAM. THE ACTIVITY WILL DRIFT TO THE EAST
AND NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

$$

NMZ505>509-519>524-030245-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CLINES CORNERS...EL MORRO...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...
GRANTS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...QUEMADO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...
TIJERAS...SOCORRO
722 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.NOW...
THE LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING WILL RESULT IN AN OVERALL DECREASE IN
SHOWER ACTIVITY THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF THE EVENING.  A LIGHTNING
STRIKE OR TWO MAY ACCOMPANY SOME OF THE BETTER DEVELOPED SHOWERS IN
THE VICINITY OF GRANTS...ACOMA PUEBLO...QUEMADO AND LUNA.
OTHERWISE...LOOK FOR LIGHT SHOWER ACTIVITY TO LINGER THROUGH AT
LEAST 830 PM PARTICULARLY FROM THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY NEAR
SOCORRO AND BOSQUE DEL APACHE WEST TO THE UPPER GILA REGION.  THE
SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL GENERALLY DRIFT TOWARD THE EAST AND NORTHEAST
AT AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

NMZ527>537-030245-
CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-UNION COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...
FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...PORTALES...RATON...SPRINGER...ROY...
SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
722 PM MDT SAT MAY 2 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH 830 PM...ACTIVE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT AREAS
OF EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO GENERALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40
BETWEEN MILAGRO AND THE TEXAS STATE LINE AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 60
FROM VAUGHN TO FORT SUMNER TO MELROSE TO CLOVIS.   ANY OF THESE
PASSING THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BRIEF BURSTS OF MODERATE
TO HEAVY RAINFALL UP TO ONE HALF INCH...WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND
POSSIBLY PEA SIZED OR SMALLER HAIL. MOVEMENT WILL BE TOWARD THE
EAST OR SOUTHEAST AT 10 MPH OR LESS.  ELSEWHERE...A FEW LIGHT
SHOWERS WILL DOT THE LANDSCAPE OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE
FIRST HALF OF THE EVENING THOUGH A DOWNWARD TREND IN AREAL COVERAGE
IS EXPECTED AFTER 800 PM MDT.

$$

KJ



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