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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
636 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT FINALLY GOT A BREAK FROM THE STRONG WINDS
TODAY. A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT BROUGHT A PERIOD OF FEW LIGHT
SHOWERS AND STRONG WINDS TO THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS EARLY THIS
MORNING BEFORE WEAKENING BY NOON. THE COOLER AIR COMBINED WITH
BATCHES OF HIGH CLOUDS TO CREATE NEAR TO BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. SOME NOTABLE
HIGHS TODAY INCLUDE 63 DEGREES IN TAOS...67 DEGREES IN
FARMINGTON...AND 78 DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

THE HIGH CLOUDS OVER NEW MEXICO WILL EXIT EAST TONIGHT... AND
LEAVE MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR
NORMAL FOR LATE APRIL...RANGING FROM THE MID 20S TO LOWER 3OS
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE MID TO UPPER 40S ACROSS THE
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS.

WINDS WILL BEGIN RAMPING UP FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND AS THE NEXT
STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
DEVELOP ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO FRIDAY AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES. VERY
STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL IMPACT MUCH OF THE AREA
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION CHANCES
WILL INCREASE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS WESTERN AND
NORTHERN NEW MEXICO. A BRIEF WARM UP FRIDAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A
COOLING TREND THROUGH SUNDAY...WHERE HIGHS WILL BECOME WELL BELOW
NORMAL FOR LATE APRIL.

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