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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1130 AM MDT SAT APR 25 2015

THE UPPER LEVEL IMPULSE THAT GENERATED QUITE AN ACTIVE DAY OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE REGION YESTERDAY HAS MOVED NORTHEAST INTO
THE CENTRAL PLAINS. SURFACE WINDS DIMINISHED DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS AND ARE GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH THIS MORNING BUT WINDS
OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS AND OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS ARE STRONGER
WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 TO 30 MPH. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT DROPPED
INTO THE 20S TO MID 30S OVER HIGHER TERRAIN IN THE NORTH AND OVER
THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE
ESTANCIA VALLEY. OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES OVER THE CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS AND THE SAN JUAN BASIN AREA AND THE LOWER RIO GRANDE
RIVER VALLEY RANGED FROM THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. LOW TEMPERATURES
OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS RANGED FROM THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY THIS MORNING SHOWS SKIES ARE MOSTLY SUNNY
OVER EASTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE STATE WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES ELSEWHERE. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
OVER NEW MEXICO MOVES EAST TODAY AS THE NEXT UPPER LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE AREA DIGS SOUTH INTO ARIZONA TONIGHT. INCREASING MOISTURE
AND LIFT AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASING CLOUDINESS TO
THE REGION TODAY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER
THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE NORTHWEST AND WESTERN PARTS OF
THE STATE. THERE IS ALSO A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL ALSO PICK UP
TODAY BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO THE
35 TO 40 MPH RANGE POSSIBLE OVER THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND OVER
THE EAST TO SOUTHEAST PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPERATURES
TODAY WILL CLIMB UP INTO THE 50S TO MID 60S OVER THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS. HIGHS OVER
THE LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY AND OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS WILL
REACH THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S. ELSEWHERE AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL
RANGE FROM THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES ARE IN STORE FOR TONIGHT WITH RAIN
SHOWERS AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SPREADING
EAST INTO CENTRAL AREAS AS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER ARIZONA HEADS
TOWARDS NEW MEXICO. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY AT 10
TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE OR TWO INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE
THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OVER THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS TO
THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S OVER THE LOWER RIO GRANDE RIVER VALLEY
AND OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS. ELSEWHERE LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE
UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S. THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE AREA TRACKS
INTO NEW MEXICO BY MIDDAY SUNDAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES IN
ALL AREAS ON SUNDAY WITH RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AND HIGHER
ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES
OF SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE ABOVE 7500 FEET. AFTERNOON HIGHS SUNDAY
WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER RANGING FROM THE 40S TO LOWER 50S OVER
HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S OVER THE EASTERN
PLAINS. ELSEWHERE AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 50S TO
MID 60S.

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