Forecast Details for Cerro, NM

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Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. High near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 72. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 71. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms. High near 71. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.

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A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

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