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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
620 PM MST WED MAR 4 2015

A POTENT BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SLOWLY MOVED THROUGH THE EASTERN
PLAINS TODAY...JUST REACHING THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN THIS
AFTERNOON. SOME FREEZING RAIN WAS SEEN BEHIND THE FRONT...BUT MOST
PRECIPITATION FELL AS SNOW. ACCUMULATIONS REMAINED FAIRLY
LIGHT...WITH THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS IN THE RUIDOSO AND ALTO
AREAS...WHERE UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW HAS BEEN REPORTED. COLDER AIR
ALOFT ALSO LED TO COOLER HIGHS ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO...LEAVING THE STATE WITH HIGHS 15 TO 35 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY INCLUDE 27
DEGREES IN CLAYTON WHICH WAS SET JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT....48 DEGREES
IN ROSWELL WHICH OCCURRED AROUND 4 THIS MORNING...50 DEGREES IN
ALBUQUERQUE...AND 42 DEGREES IN FARMINGTON.

THE FRONT WILL EVENTUALLY PUSH THROUGH THE GAPS OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...BRINGING BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE MIDDLE
RIO GRANDE VALLEY AREA. SHOWERS ALONG THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO WILL SLOWLY TAPER OFF...AND END BY EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY
BE LIGHT...WITH THE MAIN ACCUMULATION PERIOD OCCURRING OVER THE
NEXT FEW HOURS. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW
NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE NEGATIVE TEENS AND POSITIVE SINGLE
DIGITS IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER
20S WITHIN THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA.

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