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Peak Wind Gusts Reported Thu Dec 30, 2010.

High Winds Rake SE NM Yesterday!
Southwesterly to westerly winds cranked up across southeastern New Mexico overnight Wednesday, and continued into Thursday night. The Artesia Airport reported a peak gust from the southwest of 60 mph at 3:10 AM MST Thursday morning. 
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Midland, Texas is reporting in this mornings Area Forecast Discussion (AFD), that the Guadalupe Pass ASOS (Automated Surface Observing Station) reported a peak wind gust of 105 knots, or 121 mph yesterday afternoon. I am waiting to see if this was indeed a valid report. It's a little odd though, since the Bowl Raws equipment located just north of Guadalupe Peak, reported a peak wind gust of only 79 mph
Today is going to be another windy day across southeastern New Mexico.A Wind Advisory is in effect for the lower elevations of southeastern New Mexico today, as well as the Sacramento Mountains. Westerly winds are forecast to increase to 25-35G50 mph later this morning, and …

SE NM Historical Christmas Weather Review- #2

The Historic Snowstorm Of 1997-
A series of heavy snow events produced totals of15 to 30 inchesacross eastern and centralNew Mexicojust before Christmas. Periods of light snow actually began about the 20th and then intensified during the 22nd through the 25th as tropical moisture began to feed a large, nearly stationary upper level low over southwestNew Mexico.
Heaviest snow was centered over Chaves,Lincoln, De Baca, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Quay,and TorranceCounties.RoswellandChavesCountywere especially hard hit where heavy wet snow pulled down power lines, trees, numerous small sheds, plus porch and driveway coverings.
Numerous roads and highways across easternNew Mexicoincluding sections of Interstate 40 between AlbuquerqueandSanta Rosawere closed, stranding hundreds of Christmas travelers.
Vaughn, population 300, swelled to nearly 3000 people at one point with travelers forced into nearly all available shelter and private homes. Road clearing was overwhelmed by the widespread, deep snow…

SE NM Historical Christmas Weather Review- #1

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Another Brilliant Southeast New Mexico Sunset.
A Limited History Of Southeast New Mexico Christmas Week Weather.
1911Artesia-Christmas Day High/Low 55/24. Trace Of Snow.
1914Artesia-Christmas EveHigh/Low 40/31. Snowfall 6.0". 1914Carlsbad- Christmas EveHigh/Low 42/31. Snowfall 3.0".
1918 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 43/23. Rainfall .25", Snowfall 2.5",SD 3". 1918 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 32/16. 1918 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 30/9. 1918 Artesia- Christmas DayHigh/Low 37/5. 1918 Artesia- 26th High/Low 38/11. 1918 Artesia- 27th High/Low 36/14.
1918Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 31/29. Rainfall .17", Snowfall 2.0",SD 2". 1918 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 31/20. 1918 Carlsbad- Christmas EveHigh/Low 36/18. 1918 Carlsbad- Christmas DayHigh/Low 39/13. 1918 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/16. 1918 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 44/12.
1923 Artesia-Christmas EveHigh/Low 39/20. Trace Of Snow. 1923 Artesia- ChristmasHigh/Low 40/23. Snowfall 1.0", SD 2".
1924 Artesia-Christmas EveHigh/Low …

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