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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
559 PM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

Late this afternoon clouds continued to increase across the
region as a Pacific trough approaches from the west. A few
showers developed over northern New Mexico, and a few near and
along the Arizona/ New Mexico border. Breezy to windy conditions
also impact areas across the state. High temperatures today
ranged from 30s to the 40s northern mountains and western
highlands, and in the 50s to the 70s eastern plains and southern
lowlands. Extremes ranged from 39 degrees at Angel Fire to 79
degrees at Roswell industrial airport.

The Pacific storm system will impact New Mexico tonight and
Tuesday. Valley rains and high elevations snow will increase
tonight, the snow level will drop below 7500 feet across the west
and north. Amounts as high as a foot or more are expected across
the northwest mountains and west slopes and high peaks of the
Sangre de Cristos. Strong to very strong winds will also impact
areas across the southern and eastern portions of the state on
Tuesday, wind gusts up to 55 to 65 mph is likely with areas of
blowing dust. High temperatures on Tuesday will range from the 30s
to near 50 northern mountains and western highlands, and from the
50s to the 70s elsewhere.

Drier conditions are forecast on Wednesday and into the weekend
with warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine across the land
of enchantment.

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RTJ



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