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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
600 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

NMZ501>540-231200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
600 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE DRYLINE WILL SHARPEN OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO...KEEPING ABUNDANT
LOW LAYER MOISTURE OVER THE HIGH PLAINS OF THE STATE. AS A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MIGRATES EASTWARD FROM CALIFORNIA...SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TODAY AND
TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO WITH MANY STORMS TURNING
STRONG TO SEVERE. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE
PRIMARY THREATS...BUT AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...WEATHER CAN
CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...WATCHES AND
WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY HAIL OR STRONG WIND GUSTS
ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637. YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT
STORM REPORTS AND PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA TWITTER USING
THE HASHTAG N M W X.

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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
513 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

NMZ501>504-510>517-230130-
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-
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...TAOS
513 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.NOW...
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALTERNATELY DEVELOP AND
DISSIPATE RATHER QUICKLY ACROSS NORTHWEST AND FAR NORTH CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO THROUGH SUNSET. MOVEMENT WILL BE TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST
AROUND 30 MPH AND MOST WILL REMAIN NEAR AND ESPECIALLY WEST OF A
LINE FROM CHAMA TO JEMEZ PUEBLO...THOUGH A STRAY SHOWER OR STORM
COULD STILL DEVELOP ACROSS OR NEAR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AS
WELL. EXPECT WIND GUSTS RANGING FROM 30 TO AS MUCH AS 50 MPH...
OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...VERY BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAIN AND VERY SMALL HAIL WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS. RAIN AMOUNTS
SHOULD BE FIFTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OR LESS.

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