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SE NM Historical Christmas Weather Review- #1

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A Limited History Of Southeast New Mexico Christmas Week Weather.

1911 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 55/24. Trace Of Snow.

1914 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/31. Snowfall 6.0".
1914 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/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 Day High/Low 37/5.
1918 Artesia- 26th High/Low 38/11.
1918 Artesia- 27th High/Low 36/14.

1918 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 31/29. Rainfall .17", Snowfall 2.0",SD 2".
1918 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 31/20.
1918 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/18.
1918 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 39/13.
1918 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/16.
1918 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 44/12.

1923 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/20. Trace Of Snow.
1923 Artesia- Christmas High/Low 40/23. Snowfall 1.0", SD 2".

1924 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 30/14.
1924 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 38/M.

1924 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 28/18.
1924 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 39/5.

1926 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 45/22, Snowfall 8.0".
1926 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 28/4. Snowfall Trace, SD 4".
1926 Artesia- 26th High/Low 30/4. SD 3".
1926 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/8. SD 3".
1926 Artesia- 28th High/Low 40/11. SD 2".
1926 Artesia- 29th High/Low 45/12. SD 2".
1926 Artesia- 30th High/Low 50/15. SD 2".

1926 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 52/27. Rain .54",Snow 4.5",SD 5".
1926 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 32/-2.
1926 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 26/5.
1926 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 41/16.
1926 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 42/23.
1926 Carlsbad- 29th High/Low 53/19.
1926 Carlsbad- 30th High/Low 51/21.

1927 Artesia- 20th High/Low 31/16, Snowfall 1.8".
1927 Artesia- 21st High/Low 30/14, Snowfall 4.0".
1927 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 31/11, Snowfall 1.0".
1927 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 32/24. Trace Of Snow.
1927 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/22. Trace Of Snow.
1927 Artesia- 26th High/Low 43/21, Trace Of Snowfall.

1927 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 33/25, Snowfall 1.5",SD 2".
1927 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 34/23, Snowfall 3.0",SD 3".
1927 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 37/18.
1927 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 33/21.
1927 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 34/29.
1927 Carlsbad- Christmas High/Low 36/30.
1927 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 38/28.

1938 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 51/19.
1938 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 49/20. Rainfall .15",Trace Of Snow.

1938 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 59/27.
1938 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 54/25.
Rainfall .24", Trace Of Snowfall.

1939 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 37/28.
1939 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 32/24, Snowfall 4.0". SD 4".
1939 Artesia- 26th High/Low 36/20.
1939 Artesia- 27th High/Low 36/20.
1939 Artesia- 28th High/Low 32/19.

1939 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 48/29.
1939 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/25. Snowfall 1.0".
1939 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/28.
1939 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 35/24.
1939 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 35/20.


1943 Artesia- 26th High/Low 35/28. Snowfall 4.0".
1943 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/15. Snowfall 1.0".
1943 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 37/25.

1948 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 38/29. Trace Of Snow.
1948 Artesia- 26th High/Low 37/30. Trace Of Snow.

1948 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 52/30 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1948 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/29 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.


1953 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 27/3 Snowfall 6.0".
1953 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 24/-11.
1953 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 26/-5.

1953 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 25/6. Snowfall 6.5".
1953 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 23/-4, Airport SD 4".
1953 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 30/-2, Airport SD 2".


1962 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 41/30.
1962 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/21. Trace Of Snow.
1962 Artesia- 26th High/Low 38/21.

1962 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 42/29 (Airport).
1962 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 42/24 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1962 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/22 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.

1963 Artesia- 19th High/Low 35/30.
1963 Artesia- 20th High/Low 37/23.
1963 Artesia- 21st High/Low 38/26. Trace Of Snow.
1963 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 34/21. Snowfall .5", SD 1".
1963 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 33/12.

1963 Carlsbad- 19th High/Low 37/30.
1963 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 39/25.
1963 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 40/27.
1963 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 32/24. Trace Of Snow.
1963 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 35/14.

1974 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 71/28.
1974 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/25.
1974 Artesia- 26th High/Low 36/24. Snowfall 2.0",SD 2".
1974 Artesia- 27th High/Low 42/24. SD 2".
1974 Artesia- 28th High/Low 43/25. Trace Of Snow On The Ground.

1974 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 73/30.
1974 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/28 (Airport).
1974 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 40/26. Rainfall .33", Snowfall .8" (Airport).
1974 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 38/27.
1974 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 47/27.

1975 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/31. Snowfall .5".
1975 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 41/21.

1975 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/28. A Trace Of Snow.
1975 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 41/24.


1982 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 41/29. Snowfall 4.0".
1982 Artesia- 26th High/Low 30/25. Snowfall 3.0".
1982 Artesia- 27th High/Low 47/19. Snowfall 1.0"

1982 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 42/31 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1982 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 38/25 (Airport). Snowfall 3.1".
1982 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 47/18 (Airport).


1983 Artesia- 18th High/Low 19/16. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 19th High/Low 28/15. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 20th High/Low 41/17. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 21st High/Low 29/12. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 27/11. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 28/12. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 17/8. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 19/6. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 26th High/Low 65/7. Trace Of Snow.

1983 Carlsbad- 18th High/Low 55/18. Snowfall .2".
1983 Carlsbad- 19th High/Low 26/17.
1983 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 42/24.
1983 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 42/17. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 27/13. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low M/15.
1983 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 28/9.
1983 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 17/6.
1983 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 63/13.
*Note: The 1983 Carlsbad Temps Are From The Airport.

1986 Artesia- 21st High/Low 42/31. Rainfall .69", Trace Of Snow.
1986 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 38/31. Rainfall .30", Trace Of Snow.

1986 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 44/37 (Airport). Rainfall .45".
1986 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 37/33(Airport). Rainfall .83",
Snowfall 6.0", SD 1".

1987 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/26. A Trace Of Snow.
1987 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 27/26. Snowfall 2.8",SD 3".
1987 Artesia- 26th High/Low 26/-1.
1987 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/-1.

1987 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 55/32. Trace Of Snow.
1987 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 32/22. Snowfall 2.2",SD Trace.
1987 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 27/14. Snowfall .1", SD 2".
1987 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 42/11. Trace Of Snow.
*Note: The 1987 Carlsbad Temps Are From The Airport.


1991 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 48/23. Rainfall .08".
1991 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 35/23. Rainfall .42",Trace Of Snow.
1991 Artesia- 26th High/Low 42/31.

1991 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 49/28 (Airport).
1991 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/32. Rainfall .71",Snowfall 1.3".
1991 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 47/34. Trace Of Snow, SD 1".

1997 Roswell- 19th High/Low 36/30. Rainfall .96",Snowfall 8.0"
1997 Roswell- 20th High/Low 38/21. SD 8".
1997 Roswell- 21st High/Low 32/17. Rainfall 1.10", Snowfall 9.0",SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 22nd High/Low 37/29. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 23rd High/Low 43/14. SD 13".
1997 Roswell- Christmas Eve High/Low 29/26. Rain .40",Snow 4.0",SD 12".
1997 Roswell- Christmas Day High/Low 35/6. SD 16".
1997 Roswell- 26th High/Low 24/2. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 27th High/Low 39/6. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 28th High/Low 39/5. SD 12"
1997 Roswell- 29th High/Low 44/12. SD 10".
1997 Roswell- 30th High/Low 42/12. SD 9".
1997 Roswell- 31st High/Low 43/14. SD 8".

1997 Artesia- 20th High/Low 32/23. Rainfall .18",Snowfall 3.0",SD 3".
1997 Artesia- 21st High/Low 49/15. SD 1".
1997 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 33/15.Rainfall .99",Snowfall 6.5",SD 7".
1997 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 35/29. SD 4".
1997 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 43/15. Rain .06",Snow 1.0",SD 5".
1997 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 30/15. Rain .19",Snow 3.5",SD 7".
1997 Artesia- 26th High/Low 25/1. SD 6".
1997 Artesia- 27th High/Low 37/-5. SD 6".
1997 Artesia- 28th High/Low 36/-4. SD 5".
1997 Artesia- 29th High/Low 36/3. SD 4".
1997 Artesia- 30th High/Low 39/4. SD 3".
1997 Artesia- 31st High/Low 43/12. SD 2".

1997 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 47/30. Rainfall .42",Snowfall 3.8".
1997 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 55/25.
1997 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 46/26. Rainfall .91",Snowfall 1.9".
1997 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 41/27. Rainfall .25",Snowfall 2.1"
1997 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 51/27. SD 3".
1997 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 33/26. Rain .74", Snow 7.0".
1997 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 32/17. SD 6".
1997 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 41/7. SD 4".
1997 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 45/22. SD 2".
1997 Carlsbad- 29th High/Low 48/19. SD Trace.
1997 Carlsbad- 30th High/Low 54/25.
1997 Carlsbad- 31st High/Low 50/27.
*Note: Carlsbad 1997 Temp/Rainfall/Snowfall Info From The Airport.

2002 Artesia- Snowfall 1.0" On The 23rd, SD 1".
2002 Artesia- . I Measured 3.7" Of Snowfall On The 23rd In Atoka,
Four Miles South Of Artesia, With 3 Inches On The Ground.
2002 Artesia- I Measured 2" On The Ground On The 24th.
2002 Artesia- I Measured A Trace On The Ground On The 25th.
2002 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/23.

2002 Carlsbad- Snowfall On The 23rd .5", SD 1".
2002 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/27.

2004 Artesia- Snowfall On The 23rd 5.0", SD 5".
2004 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 23/13.
2004 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 37/4.

2004 Carlsbad- High/Low On The 23rd 25/18 (Airport).
2004 Carlsbad- Snowfall On The 23rd 1.0", SD A Trace.
2004 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 25/12 (Airport),
Snowfall 4.0" (7.0" Measured In Town, SD 7").
2004 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 43/12 (Airport), SD 4".

2007 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 65/21.
A Few Light Snow Flurries Late Christmas Night.

2007 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 68/24.
A Few Light Snow Flurries Late Christmas Night.

2009 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 34/31. Rain .37", Trace Of Snow.
2009 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 48/17. Rain Trace.

2009 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/33. Rain .14".
2009 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 54/18.

2009 Roswell- Christmas Eve High/Low 29/26. Rain .36", Snow 1,7", SD 2".
2009 Roswell- Christmas Day High/Low 49/12. SD 2".

Record Temperature Data For Artesia, New Mexico-

Record High Temperature In Artesia On Christmas Eve 81 In 1955.
Record Low Temperature In Artesia On Christmas Eve -11 In 1953.
Record High Temperature In Artesia On Christmas 83 In 1955.
Record Low Temperature In Artesia On Christmas -5 In 1953.

Record Temperature Data For Carlsbad, New Mexico-

Record High Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas Eve 84 In 1933.
Record Low Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas Eve -4 In 1953.
Record High Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas 80 In 1933, 1964.
Record Low Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas -2 In 1953+.

This is a limited history of our local Christmas week weather in Southeastern New Mexico. I have the complete climate data sets for Artesia, and Carlsbad, and thats why I am using these two stations.

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