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AWUS85 KABQ 200126
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NMZ501>540-201330-

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
726 PM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TRACKING EAST INTO NEW MEXICO IS BRINGING
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES TO THE REGION WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. MOST RAINFALL AMOUNTS REPORTED TODAY HAVE BEEN LESS THAN
A QUARTER OF AN INCH THOUGH ONE LOCATION NEAR MOUNTAINAIR REPORTED CLOSE
TO HALF AN INCH. WINDS HAVE BEEN BREEZY TO GUSTY OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS
TODAY WITH FREQUENT GUSTS UP TO 35 TO 40 MPH. THE HIGHEST WIND GUST
REPORTED TODAY CAME FROM NEAR CLAYTON THIS AFTERNOON AT 52 MPH. HIGHS
THIS AFTERNOON RANGED FROM THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S OVER THE NORTHERN
AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS TO THE MID 60S TO MID
70S OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS. THE CHANCE OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS THEN BECOMING
MORE ISOLATED OVERNIGHT. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S TO
LOW 40S OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE WESTERN
HIGHLANDS TO THE LOW 50S OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS.

FOR EASTER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST
INTO TEXAS AND AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE STARTS TO BUILD INTO THE AREA FROM
THE WEST. SKIES ON SUNDAY WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND THE EASTERN PLAINS. WESTERN AREAS WILL SEE MORE
ISOLATED ACTIVITY. AFTERNOON HIGHS SUNDAY WILL START TO WARM AS CLOUD
COVER AND THE CHANCE OF RAIN DIMINISHES. MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ARE IN STORE
FOR MOST AREAS ON MONDAY BUT THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHEAST
WILL CONTINUE TO BE PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.


$$

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