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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
526 PM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

Today was mostly clear and calm with highs in the 40s and 50s. An
upper low off the Baja coast has begun to spin up high cloud
cover over western NM this evening. This system will turn eastward
with increasing cloud cover of the western two-thirds of the
state. High mountain snow and valley rain will enter the Gila
region Sunday morning, expanding northward and eastward as the day
progresses. A few inches to near a foot of snow could fall over
the Gila above 7,000`, with 2 to 5 inches also possible over the
Sacramento mountains. Other areas south of I-40 could see a trace
to an inch of snow as low as 5,000`.

Temperatures will fall Sunday as well with highs generally in the
40s, with 50s hanging on over southeastern NM. The upper low will
exit Monday with precipitation lingering over east-central and
southeastern NM. Conditions clear out completely by Tuesday with
tempertures trending back up.

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