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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
645 AM MDT WED JUL 30 2014

NMZ501>540-311200-
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-
645 AM MDT WED JUL 30 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
TODAY...PRESSING SOUTH AND WESTWARD TONIGHT. THIS FRONT WILL FOCUS
THE MOST NUMEROUS SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST PORTIONS OF THE STATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
ELSEWHERE...OVERALL COVERAGE WILL TREND DOWNWARD AS COMPARED TO
RECENT DAYS. HOWEVER...THIS LULL WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS THE
INCOMING FRONTAL BOUNDARY BOOSTS MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY FIELDS
GOING INTO THURSDAY. GUSTY EAST CANYON WINDS WILL BE COMMON ALONG
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND BELOW FAVORED GAPS OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN CHAIN TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO RAMP UP DURING
THE THURSDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY PERIOD...WHICH WILL BE AMONG THE
MOST ACTIVE STRETCH THIS WEEK. STORM MOTIONS WILL BE SLOW AND
GENERALLY TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AND RAINFALL WILL ONCE AGAIN BECOME
HEAVY IN AREAS. THIS MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING...
ESPECIALLY OVER AND NEAR RECENT AND OLDER BURN SCARS. ISOLATED
LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVE UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL. A FEW STORMS MAY
ALSO PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

.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.

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