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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1033 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY PICKED UP DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO. PATCHY
FOG AND LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS WERE CAUSED BE THE PRESENCE OF A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT AND
A CONTINUED MOISTURE INFLUX FROM FORMER HURRICANE ODILE. THESE
FACTORS CREATED RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO HALF AN INCH ACROSS
LINCOLN AND CHAVES COUNTIES...WITH EVEN HEAVIER RAIN FALLING OVER
LEA AND EDDY COUNTIES. AN UPPER LEVEL LOW BEGAN TO LIFT NORTHWEST
INTO THE GREAT BASIN YESTERDAY...PRODUCING LIFT ACROSS WESTERN NEW
MEXICO. THIS HAS CONTINUE TO LEAD TO ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN...WITH RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 0.88 INCHES SO FAR. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
REMAIN ON GOING AT THIS TIME ACROSS BOTH REGIONS. OVERNIGHT LOW
TEMPERATURES ON AVERAGE WERE 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE
LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. SOME OF THE NOTABLE OVERNIGHT LOWS INCLUDE 51
DEGREES IN GALLUP...61 DEGREES IN CLAYTON...AND 65 DEGREES IN
SOCORRO.

A REINFORCEMENT OF THE BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL MAKE ITS WAY
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY. AS A RESULT...NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...WITH ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DEVELOPMENT ELSEWHERE.
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY
FOR LOW LYING AREAS AND AREAS WITH SATURATED GROUNDS. EXPECT
INCREASED CLOUD COVER FOR ALL AREAS TODAY...RESULTING IN COOLER
TEMPERATURES. DAYTIME HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 60S AND 70S
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE MID AND UPPER 80S ACROSS THE
NORTHWEST PLATEAU.

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