Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1102 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

NMZ501>511-519>521-270700-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...
GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...QUEMADO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SOCORRO
1102 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

.NOW...
BEFORE 11 AM MDT...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS OF LOWLAND RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND 7000 FEET...ALTHOUGH
ACCUMULATION LEVELS WILL BE HIGHER AND WET SNOW WILL PREDOMINATE. ANY
THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN ISOLATED IN COVERAGE AND SHORT LIVED...
THOUGH WILL BE CAPABLE OF BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND SMALL HAIL. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH 1 AM WILL RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS TO AS
MUCH AS ONE QUARTER INCH...ALTHOUGH THE AREA BETWEEN BELEN...
MOUNTAINAIR AND SOCORRO COULD SEE SOME HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE
ALBUQUERQUE METRO COULD ALSO SEE ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT RAIN AS IT
MOVES IN FROM THE NORTHEAST.

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NMZ512>518-522>540-270700-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
UNION COUNTY-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...
CLAYTON...CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...ELK...ESPANOLA...
FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...LAS VEGAS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...
CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...PORTALES...RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...
ROSWELL...ROY...RUIDOSO...SANTA FE...SANTA ROSA...TAOS...TUCUMCARI
1102 PM MDT SUN APR 26 2015

.NOW...
BEFORE 1 AM MDT...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO FAVOR
AREAS ALONG AND IN THE VICINITY OF A SOUTH AND WESTWARD MOVING
FRONTAL BOUNDARY STRETCHING ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE
DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND THROUGH CLINES CORNERS...TO PORTALES.
NORTHEAST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT. SOME LOCATIONS WHICH WILL BE AFFECTED BY
SHOWERS AND STORMS INCLUDE ANTON CHICO...CLINES CORNERS...
COLONIAS AND NEWKIRK. IN ADDITION...WET SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT
THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR IN THE LAS VEGAS TO GLORIETA AREA...WITH
VISIBILITIES FALLING TO LESS THAN 2 MILES IN SNOW. SNOW WILL ALSO
IMPACT THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...
INCLUDING ANGEL FIRE.

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