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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1041 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

ANOTHER BACK DOOR COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH AND WEST INTO EASTERN
PARTS OF NEW MEXICO. EASTERLY UP SLOPE WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT HAVE
PRODUCED MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES AND AREAS OF SNOW OVER PARTS
OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ALONG AND EAST OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL
MOUNTAIN CHAIN. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS HAVE
GENERALLY RANGED FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES BUT HEAVIER SNOW WAS REPORTED
AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE ANGEL FIRE SKI AREA REPORTED 13 INCHES OF
NEW SNOW FALL. LESSER AMOUNTS OCCURRED OVER THE SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
AND OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS WITH SEVERAL LOCATIONS OVER THE EASTERN
PLAINS REPORTING UP TO 4 INCHES. ELSEWHERE SKIES THIS MORNING ARE
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. OVERNIGHT LOWS RANGED FROM THE TEENS TO
LOWER 20S OVER THE NORTH AND OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS ELSEWHERE TO
THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS IN THE SOUTH. AS
THE FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN THIS MORNING
WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY THROUGH MOUNTAIN PASSES AND WESTERN FACING
CANYONS WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH EXPECTED.

SOME IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED TODAY WITH DECREASING SNOW AS LOW LEVEL
WINDS VEER TO THE SOUTH AND UP SLOPE CONDITIONS DIMINISH. AFTERNOON
HIGHS TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE 20S OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
OVER THE NORTHEAST TO THE 30S OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ELSEWHERE. OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS IN THE WEST AND ALONG
THE LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL BE IN THE
MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. CONDITIONS WILL ONCE AGAIN DETERIORATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AS UP SLOPE FLOW INCREASES AND AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVES OVER THE STATE. THE CHANCE OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE
INTO FRIDAY ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE BUT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
AREAS ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN ARE FAVORED.
HEAVIEST SNOW FALL WILL BE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WHERE AN
ADDITIONAL 6 TO 8 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.
HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE EXPECTED FOR PARTS OF I 25 AND
I 40. THIS ACTIVE WINTER WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEKEND INTO THE EARLY HALF OF NEXT WEEK AS A SERIES OF UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCES IMPACT THE STATE.


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