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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
859 PM MDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The storm system over New Mexico today brought mostly cloudy to
cloudy skies with widespread rain and snow showers over most of
the area along with scattered thunderstorms over the west.
Significant snow fell mainly over the central mountain chain and
over the northeast to eastern highlands where many stations
reported anywhere from 8 to 10 inches of snow. Over the Sangre de
Cristo mountains several stations reported between 12 to 16
inches of snow. Gusty winds also occurred over the northeast and
over far south central areas with wind gusts at some locations in
excess of 50 mph. Raton reported a wind gust this afternoon of 57
mph and a wind gust to 55 mph was reported over northern Whites
Sands missile range.

The storm system over New Mexico will fill and move to the east
into Texas tonight. Clouds and precipitation will diminish from
west to east as the storm system departs. Skies will become partly
to mostly cloudy over central and eastern parts of the state late
tonight with snow likely over the far northeast plains. Elsewhere
just a chance of light snow showers or rain and snow showers are
expected later tonight. A dry northwest flow aloft will set up
over the state on Sunday bringing mostly sunny skies by afternoon
with any precipitation ending. Afternoon high temperatures on
Sunday will be warmer.


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