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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
832 PM MDT Sat May 27 2017

An upper level trough of low pressure skirting New Mexico to the
north combined with a back door cold front that entered northeast
New Mexico today, along with daytime heating, helped to kick off
scattered showers and thunderstorms over the northern Sangre de
Cristo mountains and over Colfax and Union counties this afternoon.
Some thunderstorms were strong to severe with strong gusty winds
and hail up to the size of quarters reported. Elsewhere over the
state this afternoon, skies were mostly sunny to occasionally
partly cloudy with breezy to gusty winds. High temperatures this
afternoon ranged from the mid 50s to mid 70s over higher terrain
and over the far northeast plains to the upper 70s to 90s over
lower terrain elsewhere.

Shower and thunderstorm activity over the northeast tonight will
gradually dissipate during the evening hours. The back door cold
front will push south through the eastern plains tonight and to
the west towards the central mountain chain. The front will push
west of the central mountain chain after midnight and through
western New Mexico by Sunday morning. Gusty winds are expected
behind the front over the eastern plains. Strong gap and west
facing canyon winds are also expected along the central mountain
chain tonight after frontal passage, with gusts as high as 40 to
50 mph possible. Overnight low temperatures will range from the
mid 40s to mid 50s over the middle to lower Rio Grande and San
Fransisco river valleys and over the east central to southeast
plains to the 30s to mid 40s elsewhere.


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