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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
543 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

High winds battered much of NM today, with a peak wind of 66mph
measured at ABQ Sunport, and a 60 mph gust at Clines Corners.
Winds will gradually diminish overnight with cooler temperatures
beginning to settle into the northern half of NM.

Weather starts to deteriorate Friday as an unusually strong winter
storm moves into the region. Precipitation begins to increase over
the northern and western quarter of the state Friday morning,
spreading over the rest of the state by Friday night. Highs will
only reach 40s for the northern mtns and western highlands, with
50s in ABQ and the NE plains, 70s and low 80s will hang on in the
lower Rio Grande Valley and SE plains. Highs Saturday will range
20-35 degrees below normal across NM. Up to 18 inches of snow can
be expected in the higher elevations the Sangre`s, and eastern
foothills of the Sangres through Sunday morning. 4-8 inches are
possible at northern valley locations, with snow flurries as far
south as ABQ and the east-central plains possible. Lows Sunday
night will dip below freezing for much of NM, with the exception
of the SE plains where morning frost is possible. Conditions
begin to warm back to seasonable levels Sunday afternoon into next
week.

$$

RH


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