Forecast Details for Ruidoso, NM

Recent Locations: Ruidoso, NM  
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.
Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

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Cumulus clouds are fluffy and textured with rounded tops, and may have flat bottoms. The border of a cumulus cloud is clearly defined, and can have the appearance of cotton or cauliflower.

Cumulus clouds form at low altitudes (rarely above 2 km) but can grow very tall, becoming cumulus congestus and possibly the even taller cumulonimbus clouds. When cumulus clouds become taller, they have a greater chance of producing precipitation.

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Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

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