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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
603 PM MDT SUN AUG 2 2015

STORMS RAVAGED ACROSS THE STATE TODAY AS THE UPPER HIGH CENTER
OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE STEERED SLOW MOVING STORMS
WEST TO EAST. HEAVY RAIN...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTING AND
GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS OCCURRED WITH MOST STORMS. FLASH FLOODING
CONCERNS WERE HIGH THIS AFTERNOON BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAINS OCCURRING
OVER PREVIOUSLY SATURATED AREAS. SO FAR...THERE WERE REPORTS OF
MINOR FLOODING ALONG HIGHWAY 60 BETWEEN MAGDALENA AND SOCORRO
WHERE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT HAD TO DIRECT TRAFFIC AWAY FROM FLOOD
PRONE AREAS. STORMS WILL AGAIN CONTINUE THIS EVENING ACROSS MUCH
OF THE STATE. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MIDNIGHT AS STORMS GRADUALLY TAPER DOWN
FROM WEST TO EAST. EXPECT 50S AND 60S OVERNIGHT.

CURRENT SATELLITE WATER VAPOR IMAGERY IS SHOWING A DRY SLOT
SEEPING INTO CENTRAL ARIZONA HEADING TOWARD NEW MEXICO. THE UPPER
HIGH CENTER WILL SHIFT WESTWARD MONDAY ALLOWING FOR DRIER AIR TO
FILTER INTO THE STATE FROM THE WEST. THIS WILL BRING A WARMER AND
DRIER PATTERN TO THE STATE THROUGH THE WORK WEEK. STORMS WILL
FAVOR HIGH TERRAIN AREAS BUT ACTIVITY WILL DECREASE DAILY.

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