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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
633 PM MST Sun Jan 15 2017

A storm system that is tracking through southeast New Mexico this
evening produced cloudy skies over the Land of Enchantment today
with widespread areas of rain, rain showers and higher terrain
snow. Scattered thunderstorms also occurred over the east to
southeast plains earlier today and there were isolated reports of
sleet and freezing rain. Snowfall accumulations today ranged
anywhere from less than three inches over lower terrain to as
much as nine inches over the higher mountains. High temperatures
this afternoon generally ranged from the mid 20s to upper 30s
over higher terrain and over the east to northeast highlands and
over the northeast plains to the upper 30s to upper 40s elsewhere.

As the storm system tracks into the Texas panhandle this evening,
cooler air will move into the state from the north and northwest
tonight lowering snow levels. A few inches of additional snowfall
is expected across the valleys and highlands of north central and
east central New Mexico, as well as the northeast plains and over
the higher terrain over the west and south, tonight into Monday.
The northern mountains will receive a few to several additional
inches of snow mostly tonight. Low temperatures overnight will
range generally from the mid teens to 20s over higher terrain and
over the east to northeast highlands and over the northeast plains
to the 30s over lower terrain elsewhere.

Snow is expected to decrease in coverage and intensity by Monday
afternoon. Some showers may continue Monday night and on Tuesday
as a secondary upper level trough of low pressure lingers over the
state, but any further snow accumulation will probably be light
and favor the northern mountains. Warmer and drier conditions are
then expected through mid week.


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