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New Daily Record High Temps Tue/Wed?

Record High Temps For Tue Dec 14th-

Location
Record
Date
Normal High/Low
Roswell Climate
73
1996
56/25
Artesia Climate
78
1995
57/22
Carlsbad Climate
78
1995+
59/29
Carlsbad Airport
80
1995+
58/29
Hobbs Climate
78
1937
58/30
Tatum Climate
78
1948
55/24
Pine Springs Climate
68
1996
53/31
Capitan Climate
64
1995
50/22
Ruidoso Climate
70
1946
50/20
Elk Climate
71
1897
53/21
Cloudcroft Climate
55
2006
43/18

Record High Temps For Wed Dec 15th-

Location
Record
Date
Normal High/Low
Roswell Climate
77
1977
56/25
Artesia Climate
78
1946
57/21
Carlsbad Climate
84
1908
59/28
Carlsbad Airport
78
1977+
58/29
Hobbs Climate
76
1946+
58/30
Tatum Climate
75
1929
55/24
Pine Springs Climate
68
1995
53/30
Capitan Climate
64
1977
50/22
Ruidoso Climate
68
1946
50/19
Elk Climate
78
1969+
53/21
Cloudcroft Climate
50
2006
43/17


As of 3 PM MST today, I have recorded a high temp here at my home in Carlsbad, NM of 75, this is some sixteen degrees above normal. National Weather Service forecasts are calling for high temps on Tue & Wed in the low-mid 80's, which will be some 20-25 degrees above normal.

As the flow aloft over New Mexico becomes more zonal over the next couple of days, the surface pressure gradient will tighten up. This will cause dry downslopping southwesterly-westerly winds to increase over the area, especially on Wednesday. These winds may approach High Wind Warning Criteria speeds across the Guadalupe Mountains, and possibly the E/SE Plains on Wednesday.

The fire danger will increase across the area with Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions developing. Please avoid any type of outdoor activity that involves the use of sparks or flame.

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A short wave trough of low pressure will zip by across Northern New Mexico Thursday and Friday. A Pacific Cold Front will sweep across the state on Thursday which will knock our daytime high temps back down to near normal values Thursday and Friday.

The latest runs of the NAM/WRF computer forecast models, are indicating that this next upper level storm may drop further south than is being forecast by the earlier runs. If this pans out, there is the possibility that a few light rain showers could dot the landscape Thursday and Friday, with a few light snow showers across the higher elevations of the Sacramento and Capitan mountains.

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