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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
626 PM MST WED DEC 17 2014

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM MOVED EAST OVER NEW MEXICO
TODAY...AFTER DIGGING FARTHER SOUTH THAN INITIALLY ANTICIPATED.
THIS CAUSED THE FOCUS OF THE PRECIPITATION TO SHIFT FROM NORTHWEST
AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO TO WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO...BENEFITING THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS...THE SOUTHERN SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS...AND THE SANDIA MOUNTAINS. THROUGH
6PM...2...8...AND 4 INCHES HAD BEEN REPORTED FOR THOSE MOUNTAIN
AREAS RESPECTIVELY. MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS WERE NOT AS
LIKELY...WITH ANY MORNING SNOW QUICKLY MELTING AS THE PRECIP
SWITCHED TO SNOW WITH THE WARMING TEMPERATURES. SOME LOCALLY
HIGHER PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE SEEN...BUT THE ALBUQUERQUE
SUNPORT REPORTED 0.14 INCHES...INCREASING THE TOTAL FOR THE MONTH
OF DECEMBER TO 1.10 INCHES. THAT AMOUNT TIES IT WITH 2007 AS THE
FOURTH WETTEST START TO DECEMBER SINCE 1891. SOME OF THE NOTABLE
HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY INCLUDE 30 DEGREES IN TAOS...36 DEGREES IN
GALLUP...46 DEGREES IN LAS VEGAS...AND 63 DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT...BECOMING MAINLY SNOW AFTER 9PM. SHOWERS WILL
SLOWLY DISSIPATE AFTER MIDNIGHT...AS THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM
REFOCUSES PRECIPITATION OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA
THURSDAY. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE WELL ABOVE NORMAL...RANGING FROM
THE TEENS AND 20S ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO THE UPPER 20S
AND LOWER 30S ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS.

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