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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
630 PM MDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT TIL 8PM MDT FOR PORTIONS
OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO...

A LITTLE UPPER LEVEL FORCING HELPED CREATE AN UPTICK IN SHOWER
AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT TODAY.
HEAVY RAINS AND LIGHTNING IMPACTED A WIDE SWATH OF THE GILA
MOUNTAINS...THE WESTERN HIGH TERRAIN...AND THE EASTERN SANGRE DE
CRISTO MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON. A RAWS WEATHER MEASUREMENT SITE
NEAR GASCON IS THE EARLY WINNER FOR HIGHEST RAINFALL RECORDED
TODAY...CLOCKING IN AT 2.33 INCHES. AS OLDER STORMS GRADUALLY
WEAKENED ACROSS THE WEST...NEW STORMS DEVELOPED FARTHER AND
FARTHER EAST...SHIFTING THE STORM FOCUS TO MUCH OF THE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. HIGHS TODAY CHANGED LITTLE
FROM YESTERDAYS HIGHS...REMAINING NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
FOR MID JULY. SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGHS INCLUDE 93 DEGREES IN
FARMINGTON...ROSWELL...AND ALBUQUERQUE...AND 88 DEGREES IN GRANTS.

SLOW MOVING STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN
EARLY THIS EVENING...THOUGH WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF AFTER SUNSET.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT TIL 8PM THIS EVENING ACROSS
PORTIONS OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS DUE TO
POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAINS FROM SLOW MOVING STORMS. THOUGH NOT UNDER
THE WATCH...MUCH OF CENTRAL NEW MEXICO WILL REMAIN AT RISK FOR
INCREASED WATER FLOWS IN ARROYOS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS DUE TO
HEAVY RAINFALLS. SKIES WILL BEGIN GRADUALLY CLEARING AFTER
MIDNIGHT...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLEAR ACROSS THE AREA.
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL REMAIN NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE
UPPER 40S AND 50S ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO NEAR 70 ACROSS
THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

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