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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1030 AM MDT THU AUG 21 2014

THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON SEASON PRODUCED A FAIRLY QUIET DAY YESTERDAY
FOR THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE
LIMITED TO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS...WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES FOR MOST OTHER AREAS.
THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL REPORTED WAS IN THE PORTALES AREA
WHERE BETWEEN 0.2 AND 0.3 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. STORMS ENDED BY
MIDNIGHT AND SKIES BECAME MOSTLY CLEAR OVERNIGHT...LEADING TO A
SLIGHTLY COOLER START TO THE MORNING COMPARED TO PREVIOUS
MORNINGS. SOME OF THE NOTABLE OVERNIGHT LOWS INCLUDE 35 DEGREES IN
ANGEL FIRE...49 DEGREES IN MORIARTY...AND 72 DEGREES IN TUCUMCARI.

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE MEAGER DURING THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY...BUT WILL RAMP UP THIS EVENING AND INTO
FRIDAY. STORMS WILL BE INITIALLY FOCUSED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN
OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO BEFORE SPREADING TO MUCH OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THIS EVENING. DAYTIME HIGHS TODAY
WILL BE NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL WEST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND
ABOVE NORMAL EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...RANGING FROM THE 70S
AND LOWER 80S ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWER TO MID
90S ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.

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