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AWUS85 KABQ 010031
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NMZ501>540-011245-

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
631 PM MDT THU JUL 31 2014

EARLY MORNING SHOWERS AND CLOUD COVER ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO TRANSITIONED INTO AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TODAY. GALLUP...TAOS AND MUCH OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...AND
AREAS ACROSS THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST. THE LARGEST REPORTED
RAINFALL AMOUNT SO FAR IS 1.31 INCHES IN THE VALLES
CALDERA...ABOUT 16 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF JEMEZ SPRINGS. LOW
CLOUDS AND COOLER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT KEPT THE EASTERN PLAINS
FAIRLY QUIET TODAY...BUT STORMS WERE BEGINNING TO IMPACT PORTIONS
OF THE EAST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS THIS EVENING. THE HIGHS TODAY
CREATED A FAIRLY UNIFORM WEST TO EAST GRADIENT WITH NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES OUT WEST AND WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES OUT EAST.
SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGHS INCLUDE 92 DEGREES IN FARMINGTON...78
DEGREES IN SANTA FE...AND 63 DEGREES IN RATON.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TONIGHT. THE GILA NATIONAL
FOREST...THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...AND AREAS ADJACENT TO THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL BE FAVORED FOR STORMS OVERNIGHT. FLASH
FLOODING REMAINS A RISK WITH ANY HEAVY RAINS...SO REMEMBER TO
AVOID DRIVING ACROSS WATER COVERED ROADS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE
NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL AND RANGE FROM 40S AND LOWER 50S ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 60S OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

THE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE FRIDAY...AS ANOTHER ROUND
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IMPACT PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

$$

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