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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
556 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

SNOW GENERALLY DWINDLED ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO
TODAY AS ONE STORM SYSTEM EXITS AND THE NEXT APPROACHES THE STATE.
THE FIRST SYSTEM PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT SNOW ALONG AND EAST OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS TO THE SOUTHEAST
IN CITIES LIKE CLOVIS AND PORTALES. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL REPORTS
INCLUDE 14 INCHES NEAR MINERAL HILL...13 INCHES IN ANGEL
FIRE...AND 8 INCHES NEAR WAGON MOUND. A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT ALSO
PROVIDED VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
TODAY...WITH SOME OF THAT COOLER AIR SPILLING INTO THE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY. HIGHS TODAY WERE 5 TO 15 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL ACROSS THE
WEST AND UP TO 35 DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL IN THE EAST...WITH
MANY OF THE DAYTIME HIGHS COMING EARLY THIS MORNING.

SNOW IS DEVELOPING ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO...AND WILL SLOWLY
MOVE AND EXPAND NORTHEAST THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING.
4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IS EXPECTED FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7500 FEET AND PORTIONS OF THE EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS...AND GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES FOR THE REST OF THE NORTH
CENTRAL AND EASTERN AREAS. COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE TO ADVECT IN
BEHIND THE FRONT...CAUSING SINGLE DIGIT LOWS ACROSS THE NORTH EAST
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS FOR THE REST OF THE EASTERN PLAINS.
OTHER NOTABLE FORECASTED OVERNIGHT LOWS INCLUDE 24 DEGREES IN
FARMINGTON...16 DEGREES IN TAOS...27 DEGREES AT THE ALBUQUERQUE
SUNPORT...AND 15 DEGREES IN SANTA ROSA.

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