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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
618 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

HIGHS TODAY WERE SO FAR THE WARMEST OF THE YEAR WITH READINGS IN
THE 70S ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN AND 80S ELSEWHERE. SO FAR...ABQ
REACHED 84 DEGREES...CLAYTON WITH 83 DEGREES AND ROSWELL WITH 88
DEGREES. OVERALL HIGHS WERE 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. MOSTLY
TO PARTLY SUNNY SKIES PREVAILED EXCEPT FOR MID TO HIGH CLOUD
DEVELOPMENT ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO. HIGH BASED
SHOWERS WITH OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING DEVELOP OVER EASTERN ARIZONA
THIS AFTERNOON WHICH WILL CONTINUE INTO WESTERN NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING. SOUTHERNLY WINDS WERE BREEZY AND WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT
AREAWIDE. WESTERN CENTRAL AREAS COULD SEE SHOWERS TONIGHT WITH A
FEW LIGHTING STRIKES FOLLOWED BY GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS.

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE FORTH COMING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS
SOUTHWEST WINDS RAMP UP IN AN HOT...DRY AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS LATE
FRIDAY. GUSTY TO STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST LATE SATURDAY INTO
TUESDAY FOLLOWED BY COLDER TEMPS AND SHOWER CHANCES ACROSS THE
NORTH BROUGHT ON BY ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM. TEMPS LOOK TO
WARM BACK TO SEASONAL NORMS BY MIDWEEK OF NEXT WEEK.

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