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AWUS85 KABQ 220114
RWSNM
NMZ501>540-221315-

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
714 PM MDT THU AUG 21 2014

TODAY WAS ANOTHER DOWN DAY ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. SKIES
WERE MOSTLY CLEAR TO START THE DAY AND REMAINED THAT WAY INTO THE
EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE CLOUDS BEGAN STREAMING IN. SKIES ARE
NOW MOSTLY CLOUDY ACROSS THE WEST AND PARTLY CLOUDY ACROSS THE
EAST. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY STAYED AT BAY MOST OF THE
DAY BEFORE BEGINNING IN THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS NEAR QUEMADO AND
OLD HORSE SPRINGS. THIS SWATH OF PRECIPITATION IS EXTENDING
NORTHWARD TOWARDS THOREAU AND GRANTS. ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO
INCREASE TONIGHT AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS AS A LARGE BATCH OF
MOISTURE MOVES IN FROM OUR NEIGHBORING STATE. WESTERN LOCATIONS
WILL BE FAVORED INTO FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE PRECIPITATION IS STAGED
TO MOVE EAST INTO CENTRAL AND EASTERN LOCATIONS BY FRIDAY NIGHT.
DAYTIME HIGHS WERE BELOW NORMAL ACROSS THE WEST AND ABOVE NORMAL
ACROSS THE EAST. READINGS RANGED FROM 86 IN FARMINGTON TO 88 IN
ALBUQUERQUE...94 IN CLAYTON TO 100 IN TUCUMCARI.

AS MENTIONED ABOVE...SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED
TO INCREASE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS CONTINUING INTO
FRIDAY WHERE ALL LOCATIONS HAVE A SHOT AT MEASURABLE RAIN.
DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL TREND DOWN AREAWIDE WHERE READINGS 5 TO 12
DEGREES BELOW TODAYS ARE POSSIBLE...MOST SIGNIFICANTLY ACROSS
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO
FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE DECREASING SATURDAY MORNING. SATURDAY LOOKS
TO BE THE DRIEST DAY WITH INCREASING CHANCES FOR HIGHER TERRAIN
LOCATIONS SUNDAY.

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AAM




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