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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
616 PM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MADE FOR ANOTHER ACTIVE WEATHER DAY
ACROSS THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. ROUNDS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE
SHOWERS WERE MAINLY SEEN ALONG AND WEST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
CHAIN. OUT EAST...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS IMPACTED AREAS FROM LAKE
ARTHUR TO ROSWELL TO TUCUMCARI. AMONG THE TYPES OF WEATHER SEEN FROM
THESE STRONGER STORMS INCLUDE PEA TO PENNY SIZED HAIL...BRIEF COLD
AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS...40 TO 50 MPH WIND GUSTS...AND PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAIN. ROSWELL WAS AT THE CENTER OF THIS ACTION WITH MULTIPLE
REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS ACROSS THE CITY...WITH ONE TORNADO
POTENTIALLY OCCURRING AS A FUNNEL REACHED THE GROUND. GIVEN THE
HEAVY RAINS SEEN YESTERDAY...THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS SEEN TODAY WERE
MORE TAME AND EASIER FOR THE GROUND TO ABSORB. SOME OF THE HIGH
TEMPERATURES TODAY INCLUDE 58 DEGREES IN FARMINGTON...62 DEGREES
IN SANTA FE...AND 78 DEGREES IN ROSWELL.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EVENING AS THE
MOVE WEST TO EAST. FORTUNATELY...STORMS WILL WEAKEN GIVEN
TIME AND MAINLY PRODUCE A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT RAIN. OVERNIGHT
LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE 30S
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.

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