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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
553 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-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-
553 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WILL FALL ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO INTO TONIGHT. WHILE MOST OF THE RAIN WILL BE LIGHT TO
MODERATE...HEAVY RAINFALL FROM ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS COULD
PRODUCE LOCALIZED AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING. THESE SMALL POCKETS OF
HEAVY RAIN COULD OCCUR ANYWHERE TODAY...THEN BE FOCUSED ACROSS THE
EAST EARLY TONIGHT. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN SHOULD END AROUND
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

.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 RAINFALL AMOUNTS AND ANY FLOODING
THROUGH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ABQ OR BY CALLING 1.888.386.7637. SPOTTERS CAN ALSO
SUBMIT PHOTOS AND REPORTS TO 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
544 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

NMZ501>514-516>526-539-540-221400-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-ESTANCIA VALLEY-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-
SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
CARRIZOZO...CHAMA...CLINES CORNERS...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...ELK...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRAN QUIVIRA...GRANTS...
LOS ALAMOS...MORIARTY/ESTANCIA...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PICACHO...
QUEMADO...RED RIVER...RUIDOSO...SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST...TIJERAS...
SANTA FE...SOCORRO...TAOS
544 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.NOW...
THROUGH 8 AM...WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS WITH
ISOLATED EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVER WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS MORNING. THIS ACTIVITY WILL MOVE
NORTH AT 25 TO 30 MPH. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM ONE
TENTH TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO ONE HALF
INCH THROUGH 8 AM. OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND ERRATIC
WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE THUNDERSTORMS. SOME
LOCATIONS IMPACTED THROUGH 8 AM INCLUDE RUIDOSO...CARRIZOZO...
CORONA...MORIARTY...CLINES CORNERS...SOCORRO...BELEN...LOS LUNAS...
THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA AND RIO RANCHO.

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