Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
950 PM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

NMZ527>529-531>540-050600-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...ELK...
FORT SUMNER...LAS VEGAS...PICACHO...PORTALES...RATON...SPRINGER...
ROSWELL...ROY...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
950 PM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF RAIN...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS MUCH OF THE EASTERN PLAINS THROUGH AT LEAST MIDNIGHT MDT.
MOVEMENT WILL CONTINUE TOWARD THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST BETWEEN 10 AND
20 MPH. LOCALLY HEAVIER RAIN WILL FAVOR A GOOD PORTION OF CURRY AND
ROOSEVELT COUNTIES...THOUGH NOT NEARLY AS HEAVY AS BEFORE 9 PM.
ADDITIONAL LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED IN SCATTERED FASHION
ACROSS PORTIONS OF SAN MIGUEL COUNTY SOUTH INTO CHAVES AND FAR
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTIES. THE HEAVIER RAINFALL WILL LIKELY AMOUNT
TO BETWEEN TWO TENTHS AND TWO THIRDS OF AN INCH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
VERY SLOW MOVING CELLS 5 TO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ANTON CHICO
AS WELL AS MODERATE RAIN LINGERING IN THE CANNON AIR FORCE BASE...
CLOVIS...PORTALES VICINITIES MAY RESULT IN SOME ADDITIONAL PONDING
OF WATER AND LINGERING MINOR FLOODING OF STREETS AND LOW WATER
CROSSINGS.

$$

NMZ504-507-510>526-050600-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
SANTA FE METRO AREA-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...CUBA...
ESPANOLA...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...RED RIVER...RUIDOSO...
SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
950 PM MDT MON MAY 4 2015

.NOW...
AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN AND ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDNIGHT MDT AND AND PERHAPS BEYOND ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL...CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. MOVEMENT WILL
BE TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH. THROUGH THIS
PERIOD THE MORE WIDESPREAD RAINS WILL FAVOR AREAS NEAR AND EAST OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
DUMP AS MUCH AS TWO TENTHS TO A THIRD OF AN INCH OF RAIN WITH THE
STRONGER ACTIVITY WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BY FAR THE RULE TO THE WEST
OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN.

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