Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS85 KABQ 281602
Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1002 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017
Early this morning skies were mostly cloudy across most areas of
the state, with rain showers northern valleys and high elevations
snow. Winds were mostly light after midnight around the region.
Precipitation past 24 hours 0.40 inches at Aztec Ruins, and Chama
reported 3.7 inches of snowfall with 0.49 inches of liquid. Low
temperatures ranged from the upper 20s to the 30s over the higher
elevations, and from the 40s to the low 50s eastern plains and
across the southern lowlands.
A potent late season winter storm system will impact New Mexico
today through weekend, the system will move southward and bring
rain showers, possible thunderstorms and high mountains snow.
Chances for precipitation will favor the northern half of the
state. The Sangre De Cristo mountains could see up to 7 to 12
inches of snow totals, and 4 to 8 inches across the eastern
plains. Strong winds will also be possible across southern New
Mexico, especially over the mountain tops. A cold upper level
storm system combined with a strong cold front at the surface will
drop temperatures significantly Saturday and Saturday night. A
hard freeze will be possible for many locales around the region
including the Albuquerque valley areas. High temperatures today
will range from the 40s to the low 50s in the mountains and
western New Mexico, and from the 50s to the 70s elsewhere, except
some will climb into 80s across the southeast plains.