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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
610 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

WITH THE NEXT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING THE STATE...MID
AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS EXPANDED ACROSS THE LAND OF
ENCHANTMENT. THE MAINLY OVERCAST SKIES COMBINED WITH COOL AIR
BEHIND A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT TO MAKE FOR A CHILLIER DAY...WITH
DAYTIME HIGHS 10 TO 20 DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY. THE FRONT
PUSHED THROUGH THE GAPS OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN THIS MORNING
AND MADE IT OUT TO THE ARIZONA NEW MEXICO BORDER BY THE AFTERNOON.
THE FIRST GLIMPSES OF SHOWERS ARE NOW STARTING TO SHOW UP OVER THE
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...THOUGH REMAINING FAIRLY LIGHT AT THIS TIME.
SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY INCLUDE 43 DEGREES IN
RATON...49 DEGREES IN SANTA FE....54 DEGREES IN GALLUP...AND 58
DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

SHOWERS WILL SLOWLY SPREAD SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST
TONIGHT...IMPACTING MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BY
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW MAINLY FOR
AREAS ABOVE 7000 FEET AND LOCALES JUST EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...FALL AS A RAIN SNOW MIX FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST
PLAINS...AND AS RAIN FOR MOST OTHER AREAS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
BETWEEN 1 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN OF
CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO WITH GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH
FOR OTHER AREAS. HOWEVER...SOME VARIABILITY IN THE PRECIPITATION
TYPE WILL BE POSSIBLE IF TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATE A FEW DEGREES
EITHER WAY. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE 20S
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE 30S ACROSS MOST OTHER VALLEY
AND LOWER ELEVATION AREA.

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