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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
643 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

ISOLATED TO WIDESPREAD VIRGA SHOWERS DEVELOPED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING PACIFIC COLD FRONT. LOCALIZED GUSTY WINDS FROM
VIRGA SHOWERS COUPLED WITH STRONG SOUTHWEST TO WESTERLY WINDS ALOFT
RESULTED IN WIND GUST REPORTS OF 52 MPH NEAR EDGEWOOD...48 MPH AT
THE SUNPORT AND RUIDOSO...AND 46 MPH AT CLAYTON. HIGHS IN THE WEST
COOLED NEAR NORMAL BUT REMAINED ABOVE NORMAL IN THE EAST. EXTREMES
RANGED FROM 43 AT ANGEL FIRE TO 76 AT QUEMADO.

VIRGA SHOWERS AND HIGH WINDS WILL TAPER OFF AFTER SUNSET BUT WILL
REMAIN BREEZY EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN OVERNIGHT. NEAR
NORMAL LOWS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S TO 30S ACROSS THE NORTH AND
WEST AND MID 30S TO UPPER 40S ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS. THOSE
WITH TENDER OUTDOOR VEGETATION ARE ENCOURAGE TO PROTECT THEM FROM
FREEZING TEMPERATURES.

THURSDAY WILL BE DRY AND SUNNY...WITH A FEW CLOUDS LINGERING IN
THE NORTHEAST PLAINS AND A FEW BREEZES OVER THE NORTH CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES. FRIDAY INTO
THE WEEKEND WILL SEE A RETURN TO FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS AREA WIDE.



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