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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1046 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

STRONG WINDS PERSISTED ALONG THE PEAKS OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
CHAIN LAST NIGHT...NOTABLY IN THE NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS.
WINDS THERE CAUSED SEVERAL DEAD TREES TO BE KNOCKED OVER NEAR
ALTO...WITH GUSTS AROUND 55 MPH LIKELY. THE WINDS ALSO PROVIDED A
WARMING EFFECT FOR AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS...CREATING SOME LOCALLY WARM LOW TEMPERATURES. A WEAK
BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WORKED INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO...HELPING
PRODUCE LATE MORNING SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF
RATON MESA. TRAINED SPOTTERS REPORTED 2 INCHES OF SNOW HAD ALREADY
FALLEN NORTHEAST OF FOLSOM BY 9AM. SOME OF THE NOTABLE MORNING
LOWS INCLUDE 26 DEGREES IN GRANTS...36 DEGREES IN LAS VEGAS...AND
41 DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND STRONG WINDS TO MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
TODAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW FALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR
THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND ITS EAST SLOPES...AS WELL AS
RATON MESA AND UNION COUNTY. SNOW FOR OTHER HOURS WILL BE MORE
LIKELY LATE TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. WINDS ACROSS CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WILL
INCREASE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON OUT OF THE NORTHWEST...GENERALLY
GUSTING BETWEEN 45 TO 55 MPH. THE INTERSTATE 40 CORRIDOR NEAR
CLINES CORNERS AND SURROUNDING AREAS WILL SEE THE STRONGEST
WINDS...WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 55 TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE. HIGH
TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S AND LOWER 40S ACROSS
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO THE MID 50S AND MID 60S ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST PLAINS.

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