Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KABQ 250231
Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
831 PM MDT Mon Apr 24 2017
Strong winds developed today over the Land of Enchantment ahead
of an intensifying storm system moving across the Rockies. Winds
averaging 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to the 45 to 55 mph range
were common. The highest wind gust reported this afternoon was
58 mph recorded at Clines Corners. The storm systems associated
cold front pushed south into far northern New Mexico this afternoon.
Afternoon high temperatures today ranged from the 50s to mid 70s
over higher terrain to the upper 70s to mid 90s over lower terrain.
As the front pushes farther south, scattered rain showers and
higher terrain snow showers are possible over north central and
northwest parts of the state tonight. Overnight low temperatures
will range from 30s to mid 40s over higher terrain and over north
central and western parts of the state to the mid 40s to 50s over
the middle to lower Rio Grande river valley and over lower terrain
over south central areas and over the eastern plains.
The storm system will push south to central parts of the state by
midday on Tuesday, then continue slowly south reaching Texas by
midday on Wednesday. Scattered to numerous rain showers and
thunderstorms are possible over the north and over western and
central parts of the state by Tuesday afternoon. Higher terrain
snow showers are expected over the northern mountains. As the front
pushes farther south, the chance for rain showers and thunderstorms
will spread south and east into all areas by evening. Afternoon
high temperatures on Tuesday will be cooler. Storm total snowfall
accumulations by late Wednesday of between 4 to 8 inches will be
possible over the highest mountain peaks in the north with lesser
amounts at lower elevations over and near the northern mountains.