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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
614 PM MDT TUE OCT 21 2014

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE TODAY WAS LESS THAN THE PAST FEW
DAYS...WITH MOST OF THE ACTIVITY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE EAST
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS REMAINED FAIRLY
LIGHT...GENERALLY ABOUT A QUARTER INCH OF LESS...BUT LOCALLY
HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS WERE POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY FOR EASTERN DE
BACA COUNTY. IN THOSE AREAS...THE RADAR ESTIMATED LOCAL AMOUNTS
BETWEEN 1 AND 1.5 INCHES. SUBSIDENCE ALONG WITH INCOMING DRY AIR
LIMITED STORM ACTIVITY WEST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TODAY...THOUGH
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES PERSISTED FOR MUCH OF THE DAY. HIGHS
TODAY WERE GENERALLY NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL FOR MID OCTOBER...WITH
THE GREATEST DEPARTURES BELOW NORMAL SEEN ALONG AND EAST OF THE
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS. SOME OF THE NOTABLE HIGHS TODAY INCLUDE 61
DEGREES IN TAOS...69 DEGREES IN ROSWELL...AND 70 DEGREES IN
FARMINGTON.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WEST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN WILL
DISSIPATE AS THE SUNSETS AND GRADUAL CLEARING WILL BEGIN
THEREAFTER. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS
WILL CONTINUE MOVING SLOWLY TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST...BUT DECREASE
IN INTENSITY AFTER SUNSET. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL
BE LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH...THOUGH STRONGER STORMS COULD
PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL QUARTER OF AN INCH. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL
REMAIN WELL ABOVE NORMAL AND RANGE FROM THE 20S AND 30S ACROSS THE
NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S ACROSS THE
EASTERN PLAINS.

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