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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
855 AM MDT TUE JUL 22 2014

STRONG STORMS...SOME SEVERE...OCCURRED OVER THE EXTREME EASTERN
PLAINS TRAVELING SOUTH OVERNIGHT. SEVERAL FLOOD ADVISORIES WERE
ISSUED FOR SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS DUMPING HEAVY RAIN FROM QUAY
SOUTHWARD TO EASTERN CHAVES COUNTY. RAINFALL REPORTS INCLUDE 0.75
INCHES OF RAIN NEAR PORTALES...0.33 NEAR MELROSE RANGE AND 0.34
NEAR CLOVIS. MID TO LOW CLOUDS LINGERED ACROSS MOST OF CENTRAL
AREAS BUT GRADUALLY DISSIPATED AFTER SUNRISE. OVERNIGHT LOWS
RANGED FROM 52 DEGREES AT TAOS...55 AT RATON TO 74 AT
ROSWELL...SOCORRO AND 76 AT THE SUNPORT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON FOR
AREAS ALONG THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND EASTWARD AS HIGH PRESSURE
SHIFTS MOISTURE WESTWARD. HEAVY DOWNPOURS...GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND FLASH FLOODING
ARE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER STORMS. SOME STORMS COULD SPILL OVER INTO
THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY THIS EVENING PRODUCING GAP WINDS ALONG THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. OTHERWISE LOOK FOR ANOTHER WARM DAY OF ABOVE
AVERAGE HIGHS IN THE 80S AND 90S AREA WIDE. UPPER 90S TO NEAR
HUNDREDS IN THE SOUTH.

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO HOVER OVER THE SOUTHWEST
FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK...DRYING OUT THE ATMOSPHERE AND
LIMITING STORM ACTIVITY.

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