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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1100 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT ENTERED NEW MEXICO YESTERDAY EVENING AND
PUSHED SOUTH AND WEST DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE FRONT MADE
IT TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN THIS MORNING BRINGING STRONG
GUSTY WINDS TO THE MOUNTAIN PASSES AND TO THE WEST FACING CANYONS.
SO FAR THIS MORNING THE ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT HAS REPORTED GUSTS UP
TO JUST OVER 39 MPH. GUSTS UP TO NEAR 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE TODAY
THEN DIMINISHING THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT TO AROUND 35 MPH.
OVERNIGHT LOWS THIS MORNING RANGED FROM THE 20S OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS TO THE 30S TO LOW 40S OVER THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

A MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM CENTERED WEST OF BAJA CALIFORNIA IS
MOVING TOWARD CALIFORNIA AND THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. SUBTROPICAL
MOISTURE AHEAD OF AND WITH THIS SYSTEM IS SPREADING NORTH INTO NEW
MEXICO. AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES WE WILL SEE CONTINUED MOSTLY
CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES TODAY WITH SCATTERED RAIN AND RAIN SHOWERS
DEVELOPING IN THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST WITH SNOW OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO
MID 40S OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO THE MID 40S TO MID 50S OVER
LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW
WILL SPREAD INTO ALL AREAS TONIGHT. OVERNIGHT LOWS TONIGHT WILL
DROP INTO THE UPPER TEENS TO UPPER 20S OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
TO THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS.

FRIDAY WILL CONTINUE TO BE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED
AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW. AFTERNOON HIGHS SATURDAY WILL RANGE FROM
THE 30S OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OVER WESTERN
AND CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE TO THE LOWER 40S OVER LOWER
ELEVATIONS IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS. IMPROVING CONDITIONS IN
STORE FOR LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT WITH DECREASING CLOUDS
AND PRECIPITATION TAPERING OFF THEN ENDING SUNDAY MORNING. THE
STORM SYSTEM TRACKS FARTHER SOUTH INTO OLD MEXICO. THE GREATEST
IMPACTS WILL BE FELT OVER THE MOUNTAINS WHERE SIGNIFICANT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE GENERALLY OVER ELEVATIONS GREATER THAN
6500 FEET.

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