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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1114 AM MDT SAT APR 30 2016

SKIES WERE GENERALLY MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT
FOR MOST AREAS. PARTS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY
TO CLOUDY WITH AREAS OF FOG AND FREEZING FOG. A FEW RESIDUAL
RAIN SHOWERS CONTINUED OVER THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST AND OVER THE
SOUTHEAST PLAINS UNTIL JUST AFTER SUNRISE THIS MORNING. WINDS
OVERNIGHT WERE LIGHT TO BREEZY. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES
RANGED FROM THE 20S TO MID 30S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE MID
30S TO UPPER 40S OVER LOWER TERRAIN.

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS OVER THE REGION
TODAY BUT WILL MOVE TO THE EAST TONIGHT. ANOTHER STRONG UPPER
LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE BORDER OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA
THIS MORNING WILL TRACK INTO ARIZONA LATER THIS AFTERNOON. A BACK
DOOR COLD FRONT WILL ALSO MOVE OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS TODAY. THIS
APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM COMBINED WITH THE BACK DOOR COLD FRONT
WILL PROVIDE INCREASING LIFT AND INSTABILITY OVER THE REGION.
SKIES WILL BECOME PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY WITH SCATTERED TO
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE NORTH AND
WEST WITH MORE ISOLATED ACTIVITY ELSEWHERE. AFTERNOON HIGH
TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO MID 50S OVER
HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE UPPER 50S TO 70S OVER LOWER TERRAIN.

FOR THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTH AND WEST
WITH SCATTERED TO ISOLATED ACTIVITY ELSEWHERE. SNOW IS ALSO
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS AND OVER THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS TONIGHT. THE
BACK DOOR COLD FRONT WILL MOVE WESTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
CHAIN LATER THIS EVENING. VERY STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THROUGH THE PASSES AND OVER WEST FACING CANYONS IN THE SANDIA AND
MANZANO MOUNTAINS. SOME SPOTS IN THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA WILL
SEE WIND GUSTS UP TO THE 60 TO 70 MILE PER HOUR RANGE.


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