Skies Will Clear This Morning - Colder Tonight!
Thunderstorms, rain showers, and even thundersnow, developed across eastern New Mexico last night along a southward moving cold front. Cannon AFB (KCVS) located near Clovis was reporting a thunderstorm, light rain, and light snow at 3:55 AM. Rainfall totals include .75" at the Clovis Municipal Airport, .38" at Cannon AFB, .11" at the Tucumcari Airport, .10" at the Sierra Blanca Snotel Site, and .02" at Tatum.
Skies will clear across the area this morning as the upper level storm now located in eastern New Mexico pulls off to the northeast. It looks like most of the lower elevations that have not yet experienced their first freeze of the season, will do so tonight. Forecasts are call for low temps across the area to dip down into the upper 20's to near 32.
Last nights 00Z/5 PM MST computer model forecast runs were backing off on the strength and moisture associated with the next upper level trough of low pressure due to impact the area on Sunday and Monday. The models have been struggling this fall with these storms, so I am not surprised by this. More on this later.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!