Forecast Details for Ruidoso, NM

Recent Locations: Ruidoso, NM  
Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 44.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 27.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 52.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

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Hail is a form of precipitation which is recognized by large solid balls or clumps of ice. Hail is created by thunderstorm clouds with strong updrafts of wind. As the hailstones remain in the updraft, ice is deposited onto them until their weight becomes heavy enough for them to fall to the earth's surface.

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Precipitation in the form of water droplets is called rain. Rain generally has a tendency to fall with less intensity over a greater period of time, and when rainfall is more severe it is usually less sustained.

Rain is the most common form of precipitation and happens with greater frequency depending on the season and regional influences. Cities have been shown to have an observable effect on rainfall, due to an effect called the urban heat island. Compared to upwind, monthly rainfall between twenty and forty miles downwind of cities is 30% greater.

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