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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
633 PM MDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY
MORNING FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW CENTERED OVER NORTHERN ARIZONA HELPED DRAW
ABUNDANT MOISTURE ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT...CAUSING
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP TODAY.
STORMS INITIATED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO AND MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
STORMS PRODUCED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN...WITH RAINFALL
RATES OF 1 INCH PER HOUR SEEN OVER CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE LAS
CONCHAS BURN SCAR. SOME OF THE LARGEST RAINFALL TOTALS SEEN SO FAR
INCLUDE 1.45 INCHES NEAR EDGEWOOD...AROUND 1 INCH JUST SOUTH OF
SANTA FE...AND 0.9 INCHES NEAR GASCON. DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNTS OF
STORMS...MUCH OF THE AREA REMAINED MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY
TODAY...LEADING TO MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES THAN YESTERDAY. HIGH
TEMPERATURES TODAY WERE WELL BELOW NORMAL WEST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS AND NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS. NOTABLE DAYTIME HIGHS INCLUDE 76 DEGREES IN GALLUP...80
DEGREES IN RATON...AND 91 DEGREES IN TUCUMCARI.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NEW MEXICO
THROUGH THE EVENING...GENERALLY EXITING THE AREA AFTER 10 PM.
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN NEW
MEXICO FROM ARIZONA LATER THIS EVENING...AND MOVE INTO CENTRAL
PORTIONS OF THE STATE AROUND MIDNIGHT. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS
IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING DUE TO POTENTIAL FOR
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL OVER SATURATED GROUNDS.
BASICALLY...CHANCES FOR MORE RAINFALL REMAINS HIGH OVERNIGHT FOR
MUCH OF THE AREA. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 40S
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWER TO MID 60S ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS.

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