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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
645 PM MST MON DEC 22 2014

SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS EXPANDED IN COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTH
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO. SO FAR...SNOW REPORTS INCLUDE 4 INCHES
AT CAPULIN AND 2 INCHES NEAR FOLSOM AND ANGEL FIRE. SNOW SHOWERS
WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD TO EAST CENTRAL AREAS OVERNIGHT WITH HEAVY
ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS AND CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.
GUSTY TO STRONG WINDS WHIPPED ACROSS THE STATE TODAY. STRONG
GUSTS INCLUDED 66 MPH AT LOS ALAMOS...61 AT CLINES CORNERS...AND
55 MPH AT THE SUNPORT. HIGH WINDS WITH BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE
DRIVING CONDITIONS ALONG INTERSTATE 25 BETWEEN RATON AND GLORIETA
DIFFICULT OVERNIGHT. BE VERY CAUTIOUS IF TRAVELING IN WINTRY
WEATHER. SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF IN THE WEST TONIGHT BUT
CONTINUE OVER EASTERN AREAS INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS WILL MAKE OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES BITTERLY COLD
ACROSS THE STATE...MOSTLY IN THE NORTH. LOOK FOR SINGLE DIGIT TO
TEENS ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO 20S AREA WIDE.

NORTHERLY GUSTY WINDS UP TO 55 MPH WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY EASTERN
AS A BACKDOOR FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS WITH DAYTIME
HIGHS 20 DEGREES COOLER THAN MONDAYS READINGS.


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