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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
700 PM MST SUN DEC 28 2014

SKIES OVER THE REGION WERE MOSTLY SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY WITH
BREEZY TO GUSTY WINDS EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. A FEW AREAS
REPORTED GUSTS UP TO NEAR 45 MPH. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY RANGED FROM
THE 20S OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE
40S TO MID 50S OVER THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST PLAINS. ELSEWHERE AFTERNOON
HIGHS WERE GENERALLY IN THE 30S TO 40S. MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY
SKIES ARE IN STORE FOR TONIGHT WITH WINDS DYING DOWN TO 5 TO 15 MPH.
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER THAN SATURDAY NIGHT RANGING
FROM FIVE DEGREES BELOW ZERO OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS TO THE LOW TO MID 20S OVER THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST PLAINS AND
ALONG THE LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY. ELSEWHERE WE WILL SEE OVERNIGHT
LOWS GENERALLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS.

ANOTHER BACK DOOR ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE DOWN THE FRONT
RANGE ALONG THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND ENTER NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
MONDAY AFTERNOON. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL SINK SOUTH AND
WEST TOWARDS THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. THE FRONT WILL CONTINUE
TO PUSH WEST AND SOUTH PASSING THROUGH ALL OF NEW MEXICO. WINDS IN
THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH
WITH GUSTS UP TO NEAR 30 MPH. STRONGER EASTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS
UP TO NEAR 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
PASSES STARTING MONDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY MORNING
THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 MPH BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. AS THE
FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE STATE SKIES WILL BECOME MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH
A CHANCE OF SNOW OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS BY MIDDAY MONDAY THEN
SPREADING SOUTH AND WEST ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
CHAIN BY TUESDAY EVENING. CLOUDINESS AND THE CHANCE OF SNOW WILL
SPREAD WEST INTO ALL AREAS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. A MIXED BAG OF
PRECIPITATION IS ALSO POSSIBLE OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST PLAINS
ON WEDNESDAY WITH SNOW AND SLEET AND AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE
POSSIBLE. AFTERNOON HIGHS ON MONDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER
TEENS TO 20S OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS TO THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S ALONG THE
LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS.
ELSEWHERE AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL BE GENERALLY IN THE 30S TO LOWER
40S. OVERNIGHT LOWS MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE COLDER RANGING FROM FIVE
DEGREES BELOW ZERO TO THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHEAST TO THE LOW TO MID 20S ALONG THE LOWER
RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AND THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH.
ELSEWHERE LOWS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE TEENS.

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