Forecast Details for Ruidoso, NM

Recent Locations: Ruidoso, NM  
This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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Weather Topic: What are Wall Clouds?

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Wall Clouds Next Topic: Altocumulus Clouds

A wall cloud forms underneath the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, and can be a hotbed for deadly tornadoes.

Wall clouds are formed by air flowing into the cumulonimbus clouds, which can result in the wall cloud descending from the base of the cumulonimbus cloud, or rising fractus clouds which join to the base of the storm cloud as the wall cloud takes shape.

Wall clouds can be very large, and in the Northern Hemisphere they generally form at the southern edge of cumulonimbus clouds.

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Weather Topic: What are Altostratus Clouds?

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Altostratus clouds form at mid to high-level altitudes (between 2 and 7 km) and are created by a warm, stable air mass which causes water vapor to condense as it rise through the atmosphere. Usually altostratus clouds are featureless sheets characterized by a uniform color.

In some cases, wind punching through the cloud formation may give it a waved appearance, called altostratus undulatus. Altostratus clouds are commonly seen with other cloud formations accompanying them.

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