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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
630 PM MDT WED JUL 30 2014

A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT ENTERED THE NORTHEAST PLAINS THIS MORNING
WITH THUNDERSTORMS...GUSTY WINDS...AND COOLER AIR. THE CLAYTON
AIRPORT PICKED UP 0.57 INCHES OF RAINFALL AS THE STORMS CAME
THROUGH. THE REST OF THE EASTERN PLAINS REMAINED UNDER PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS MORNING WHILE CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEW
MEXICO HAD MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BEGAN TO
BUILD BACK UP DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON AND REMAIN ACTIVE ACROSS
AND ALONG THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS PORTIONS
OF THE SOUTHWEST. SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY
INCLUDE 73 DEGREES IN RATON...88 DEGREES IN GALLUP...AND 95
DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

THE COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH SOUTH AND WEST DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...REACHING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE AROUND MIDNIGHT.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE
FRONT EVEN AS IT MOVES WEST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...RESULTING
IN BETTER CHANCES FOR STORMS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT THE GAPS
OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AS THE FRONT PUSHES THROUGH...ESPECIALLY
NEAR THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO WHERE GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE 40S AND LOWER 50S
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE AND PECOS VALLEYS.

THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL PERSIST THURSDAY BUT WITH THE
FOCUS FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...GIVING THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS A BREAK.

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