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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
656 PM MST Thu Jan 19 2017

Skies became partly to mostly cloudy over western and central
parts of the state today with isolated rain showers and higher
elevation snow showers developing, associated with an upper level
disturbance moving in from the west. Strong gusty winds also
occurred today mainly over the far south central mountains and
over the eastern highlands and the east to southeast plains where
gusts up to the 40 to 55 mph range were common. Afternoon high
temperatures today ranged from the upper 20s to lower 40s over
higher terrain to the mid 40s to mid 60s over lower terrain.

Skies will continue to be partly to mostly cloudy in western
and central areas tonight with most precipitation changing to
snow and spreading into central parts of the state. Eastern
parts of the state will be mostly clear to partly cloudy tonight.
Snowfall amounts over western and central areas by Friday morning
will range from three to six inches over the highest peaks of the
San Juan mountains with lesser amounts elsewhere. Overnight low
temperatures will range from the teens to mid 20s over higher
terrain to the mid 20s to 30s over lower terrain. Winds diminished
somewhat late this afternoon, but will ramp up later this evening
and overnight. Strong gusty winds will again return to higher
terrain and over the eastern highlands and eastern plains.


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