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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1042 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

IT WAS A FAIRLY QUIET WEATHER DAY YESTERDAY AHEAD OF AN INCOMING
UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE. AS THE DISTURBANCE APPROACHED
LATE YESTERDAY...IT TAPPED INTO SOME MID LEVEL MOISTURE OVER MEXICO
AND EVEN FROM TROPICAL STORM LOWELL...RESULTING IN INCREASED CLOUD
COVER OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. BY MIDNIGHT...LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN SHOWERS BEGAN STREAMING NORTH ACROSS THE
AREA...REACHING THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR BY 6 AM. THROUGH 10
AM...RAINFALL AMOUNTS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO RANGED FROM
0.1 INCHES TO 0.3 INCHES...WITH GENERALLY LESS THAN 0.1 INCHES FOR
MOST OTHER AREAS. WHILE THE INCREASED CLOUD COVER KEPT PORTIONS OF
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WARM FOR A WHILE OVERNIGHT...THE
ONSET OF RAIN CAUSED DECENT COOLING AND DROPPING OVERNIGHT LOWS
BELOW NORMAL. AN EXAMPLE OF THIS COOLING OCCURRED AT THE
ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT WHERE TEMPERATURES DROPPED 8 DEGREES IN JUST 2
HOURS. SOME OF THE NOTABLE OVERNIGHT LOWS INCLUDE 44 DEGREES IN
CHAMA...61 DEGREES IN ALBUQUERQUE...AND 72 DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

THE LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN SHOWER FOCUS WILL SHIFT OVER NORTH
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY.
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN IN THE AFTERNOON IN AREAS WHERE LESS CLOUD COVER CAN
INDUCE SURFACE HEATING AND STORM GROWTH. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES
WILL BE 5 TO 15 DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY AND RANGE FROM THE
60S AND LOWER 70S ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 80S
AND LOWER 90S ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS.

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