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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
733 PM MDT SUN MAY 1 2016

A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT ENTERED NEW MEXICO YESTERDAY AND PUSHED
WEST OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TO
THE ARIZONA BORDER TODAY. THIS COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW PRESSURE AREA CURRENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS
PRODUCED MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES OVER THE REGION TODAY WITH
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW
SHOWERS. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ALSO FORMED OVER THE SOUTHWEST.
STRONG WINDS CONTINUED TO IMPACT AREAS ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIVER
VALLEY TODAY ESPECIALLY NEAR WEST FACING CANYONS ALONG THE CENTRAL
AND SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST REPORTED FROM
SUNPORT IN ALBUQUERQUE THIS AFTERNOON WAS 46 MPH. THE HEAVIEST
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS TODAY HAVE BEEN REPORTED OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS WITH LESSER AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE. AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES
TODAY GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE 20S TO MID 30S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN
TO THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 50S OVER LOWER TERRAIN. ALONG THE MIDDLE
AND LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AND ALONG THE SAN FRANCISCO AND
GILA RIVER VALLEYS AND FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
TODAY REACHED THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S.

THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL WEAKEN AND DISSIPATE LATER
TONIGHT AS IT CROSSES NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
HIGHER TERRAIN SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS
THEN BECOME MORE ISOLATED AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY
DIMINISH THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE
FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO 20S OVER NORTH CENTRAL AREAS AND OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN AND OVER THE ESTANCIA VALLEY TO THE 30S OVER LOWER
TERRAIN ELSEWHERE. SKIES WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY ON MONDAY
WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND HIGHER TERRAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE MORNING OVER ALL AREAS EXCEPT THE FAR EAST TO SOUTHEAST PLAINS.
THERE IS A CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS. HIGH TEMPERATURES MONDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE WARMER.


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