Forecast Details for Ruidoso, NM

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Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Showers. High near 38. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.

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Weather Topic: What are Stratus Clouds?

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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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Weather Topic: What are Altocumulus Clouds?

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Similar to cirrocumulus clouds, altocumulus clouds are characterized by cloud patches. They are distinguished by larger cloudlets than cirrocumulus clouds but are still smaller than stratocumulus clouds.

Altocumulus clouds most commonly form in middle altitudes (between 2 and 5 km) and may resemble, at times, the shape of a flying saucer. These uncommon formations, called altocumulus lenticularis, are created by uplift in the atmosphere and are most often seen in close proximity to mountains.

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