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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
818 PM MDT WED SEP 2 2015

THE AXIS OF AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS FROM OLD
MEXICO TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND ON TO THE
TEXAS PANHANDLE. A PLUME OF MONSOON MOISTURE ON THE BACKSIDE OF
THIS RIDGE WAS THE FOCUS OF SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. IN ADDITION TO MONSOON MOISTURE AN UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING NORTHEAST ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE RIDGE
ALSO AIDED DEVELOPMENT OF CONVECTION. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WERE
GENERALLY LIGHT TO MODERATE BUT A FEW OF THE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED
HEAVY DOWNPOURS. A THUNDERSTORM OVER QUEMADO PRODUCED 0.92 INCHES
OF RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND ANOTHER THUNDERSTORM JUST NORTHEAST
OF GLENWOOD PRODUCED 0.86 INCHES OF RAINFALL. GUSTY WINDS WERE
ALSO REPORTED WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. A THUNDERSTORM OVER DUNKEN
IN SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY PRODUCED A WIND GUST TO 48 MPH AND A
THUNDERSTORM NEAR ALBUQUERQUE PRODUCED A WIND GUST OF 43 MPH AT
SUNPORT. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY RANGED FROM THE MID 60S TO 70S OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE 80S TO UPPER 90S OVER LOWER TERRAIN. TUCUMCARI
REACHED 98 DEGREES AND ROSWELL REACHED 99 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.

MOST SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL DIE OFF DURING THE EVENING
HOURS TODAY BUT ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAY
CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS MAINLY OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL
AREAS. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE 40S TO MID 50S
OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE MID 50S TO UPPER 60S OVER LOWER TERRAIN.
MONSOON MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD SLOWLY EASTWARD
OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
SLOWLY RETREATS INTO TEXAS. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
WITH MORE ISOLATED ACTIVITY IN THE SOUTHEAST. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS
MAY AGAIN PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS. AFTERNOON HIGH
TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN TODAY.


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