Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1225 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

NMZ501>509-202000-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...
GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...QUEMADO
1225 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

.NOW...
THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW
STRAY THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY TAKE SHAPE OVER THE WESTERN THIRD OF
NEW MEXICO. ANY SHOWERS OR STORMS WILL DRIFT EAST SOUTHEAST AT
ABOUT 20 MPH...FAVORING THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS NEAR THE CHUSKA...
SAN MATEO...ZUNI...AND SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAINS AND OTHER HIGHER
TERRAIN SURROUNDING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO.
MUCH OF THE RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTIVITY WILL EVAPORATE
BEFORE REACHING THE GROUND...THUS EXPECT AMOUNTS OF ONLY A FEW
SPRINKLES TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH PRIOR TO 2 PM MDT.
HOWEVER...ERRATIC AND GUSTY WINDS TO 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON UNDER AND
NEAR ANY SHOWERS OR STORMS. SOME CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL ALSO
BE POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER STORMS.

$$

NMZ510>525-527>529-202000-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...
ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...LOS ALAMOS...
MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RATON...SPRINGER...
RED RIVER...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...
TAOS
1225 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

.NOW...

THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A FEW
STRAY THUNDERSTORMS WILL SLOWLY TAKE SHAPE OVER CENTRAL TO NORTH
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. ANY SHOWERS OR STORMS WILL DRIFT EAST SOUTHEAST
AT ABOUT 20 MPH...INITIALLY FAVORING THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS NEAR
THE SAN JUAN OR TUSAS...JEMEZ...AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS
BEFORE DRIFTING INTO THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. MUCH OF THE RAINFALL
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTIVITY WILL EVAPORATE BEFORE REACHING THE
GROUND...THUS EXPECT AMOUNTS OF ONLY A FEW SPRINKLES TO A FEW
HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH PRIOR TO 2 PM MDT. HOWEVER...ERRATIC AND GUSTY
WINDS TO 50 MPH WILL BE COMMON UNDER AND NEAR ANY SHOWERS OR STORMS.
SOME CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER
STORMS.

$$

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