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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
622 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

The Pacific low that brought high winds and high mountain snow and
showers to northern and western NM yesterday has strengthened
significantly overnight and will be exiting the region as today
progresses. Thus far, snowfall reports include 6" 13 ESE of Cuba,
and 17" 2 NNE of Questa, with a half foot reported in Eagle Nest.
High wind reports yesterday included 74 mph gust at Tucumcari, 70
mph at Fort Sumner, 67 mph at Canon AFB, 67 mph at ABQ Sunport,
with numerous other reports in the 40-60 mph range across eastern
and central NM.

High mountain snow and valley rain showers will linger this
morning over the northern mountains and upper Rio Grande Valley,
along with showers over the NE plains. Colder air will continue to
advect into the region from the NW today keeping temperatures a
few to 10 degrees below normal. Lows tonight will range from the
20s in the northern mountains and western highlands, with low to
mid 30s at lower elevations across the rest of the state. High
pressure will build back into the area Saturday, warming
temperatures up a few degrees, with another shortwave system
bringing high mountain snow to the NM San Juans and Sangre`s
Sunday.

$$

RH



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