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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
759 PM MDT TUE SEP 1 2015

THE AXIS OF AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM OLD
MEXICO TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND ON INTO THE
CENTRAL PLAINS. A PLUME OF MONSOON MOISTURE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS
RIDGE WAS AGAIN THE FOCUS OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TODAY. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WERE MOSTLY LIGHT BUT A FEW OF THE
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED MODERATE TO HEAVY DOWNPOURS. A THUNDERSTORM
OVER SANDOVAL COUNTY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON PRODUCED 0.68 INCHES OF
RAINFALL. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY RANGED FROM THE MID 60S TO 70S
OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE 80S TO UPPER 90S OVER LOWER TERRAIN.

MOST SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL DIE OFF DURING THE
EVENING HOURS TODAY BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY
CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT
WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 40S TO MID 50S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE
MID 50S TO UPPER 60S OVER LOWER TERRAIN. MONSOON MOISTURE IS
EXPECTED TO SPREAD SLOWLY EASTWARD OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS THE
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY RETREATS INTO TEXAS.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN DEVELOP WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER MOST AREAS OF THE STATE. AFTERNOON HIGH
TEMPERATURES ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE A DEGREE OR TWO COOLER THAN
TODAY.


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