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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
743 PM MDT SUN MAY 17 2015

WITH HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE OVER THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT TODAY
SKIES WERE MOSTLY SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY WITH JUST SOME SPOTTY
SHOWERS DEVELOPING OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. WINDS WERE LIGHT
TO BREEZY WITH SOME AREAS OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS SEEING GUSTS UP
TO AROUND 30 MPH. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON REACHED THE
50S TO 60S OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO THE 70S TO LOWER 80S
OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO 5 TO 15 MPH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT WITH JUST A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND HIGHER LEVEL SNOW SHOWERS OVER
THE EXTREME NORTH TO NORTHEAST. A WEAK BACK DOOR COLD FRONT SLIDES
SOUTH INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO EARLY MONDAY MORNING. WINDS OVER
THE EXTREME NORTHEAST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 20
MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO NEAR 35 MPH POSSIBLE UNTIL LATE MORNING. WINDS
OVER THE NORTHEAST WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST DURING THE AFTERNOON
DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 MPH. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 20S OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE SANGRE DE
CRISTO AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 40S TO MID 50S OVER THE
LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AND OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS. ELSEWHERE
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S TO LOWER 40S.

SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY MONDAY MORNING WITH
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EXTREME NORTH.
WINDS OVER THE REGION WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH BY
AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS UP TO THE 35 TO 40 MPH RANGE EXPECTED OVER
WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS. INCREASING LIFT OVER THE REGION ASSOCIATED
WITH AN APPROACHING PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM COMBINED WITH INCREASING
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND DIURNAL HEATING WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS TO MOST AREAS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. AFTERNOON
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 50S TO 60S OVER HIGHER
ELEVATIONS TO THE MID 70S TO MID 80S OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE
LIKELIHOOD OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE INTO THE
EVENING HOURS ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE EASTERN
PLAINS.


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