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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
637 PM MDT TUE AUG 4 2015

A BAND OF MONSOON MOISTURE HAS BEEN PUSHED TO THE EAST AND SOUTH
OF NEW MEXICO BY AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE AREA CENTERED OVER
SOUTHERN ARIZONA. WITH DRIER CONDITIONS IN PLACE OVER THE LAND OF
ENCHANTMENT WE ONLY SAW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP
TODAY MAINLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN IN CATRON AND SOCORRO COUNTIES.
A THUNDERSTORM NEAR THE GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS VISITOR CENTER IN
CATRON COUNTY PRODUCED OVER A QUARTER INCH OF RAINFALL ALONG WITH
A WIND GUST TO 39 MPH. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD DIE
OUT EARLY THIS EVENING AFTER SUNSET. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY RANGED
FROM THE 70S TO MID 80S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE UPPER 80S TO
UPPER 90S OVER LOWER TERRAIN. A FEW LOCATIONS OVER THE SOUTHEAST
PLAINS REACHED THE LOWER 100S. THE HIGHEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE
THIS AFTERNOON WAS 103 DEGREES REPORTED BOTH FROM ROSWELL AND
EIGHT MILE DRAW IN CHAVES COUNTY.

FOR TONIGHT SKIES WILL BECOME MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY WITH
LIGHT WINDS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE GENERALLY FROM THE 40S TO
MID 50S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE UPPER 50S TO UPPER 60S OVER
LOWER TERRAIN. A FEW SPOTS OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS WILL SEE LOWS
OF AROUND 70 DEGREES. THE CENTER OF THE UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE
AREA WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST TO THE NEW MEXICO BORDER BY WEDNESDAY
EVENING. THIS HIGH PRESSURE AREA WILL TEND TO CAP MOST CONVECTION
ON WEDNESDAY BUT DAYTIME HEATING WILL AGAIN GIVE RISE TO ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY DEVELOPING OVER HIGHER TERRAIN.
AFTERNOON HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE SLIGHTLY WARMER REACHING THE
70S TO MID 80S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 100S
OVER LOWER TERRAIN. HIGHS REACHING THE LOW TO MID 100S WILL BE
POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS.


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