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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1147 AM MDT MON AUG 31 2015

A PLUME OF MONSOON MOISTURE EXTENDS DIAGONALLY FROM OLD MEXICO
ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN TO NORTHERN PARTS OF THE STATE THIS MORNING
ON THE BACKSIDE OF AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN TODAY ALONG THIS
MOISTURE AXIS OVER NORTHERN AS WELL AS WESTERN AND CENTRAL PARTS
OF THE STATE. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE MAINLY LIGHT TO
MODERATE BUT A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY DOWNPOURS. PEA
SIZE HAIL ALONG WITH WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN
STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS. OVERNIGHT LOWS THIS MORNING GENERALLY RANGED
FROM THE MID 40S TO MID 50S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE MID 50S TO
MID 60S OVER LOWER TERRAIN. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY WILL RANGE FROM
THE 60S TO 70S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE 80S TO 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 NIGHTTIME HOURS. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT WILL
AGAIN RANGE FROM THE MID 40S TO MID 50S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO
THE MID 50S TO MID 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 EAST INTO
TEXAS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN DEVELOP TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER MOST AREAS OF THE STATE EXCLUDING THE
SOUTHEAST. AS MONSOON MOISTURE SPREADS FARTHER EAST SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE OVER ALL PARTS OF THE STATE
BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. AFTERNOON HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO COOL A
DEGREE OR TWO OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.


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