Forecast Details for Ruidoso, NM

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Overnight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind around 20 mph.
Monday: Scattered snow showers, mainly between 11am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Monday Night: Snow showers. Low around 20. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 51.

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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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