Widespread Blowing Dust Occurred Across SE NM
Saturday Afternoon And Early Evening. I Took These
Photos From C-Hill In Carlsbad, NM.
High Winds & Blowing Dust Again Today!
Today's weather is expected to be a repeat of yesterday's across SE NM. We will have another round of high winds and blowing dust. A High Wind Warning continues in effect for Eddy County today for southwesterly-westerly winds sustained at around 35-45 mph with gusts near 65 mph. A High Wind Warning continues in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains for southwesterly-westerly winds sustained at around 40-55 mph with gusts near 80 mph. See yesterday's post concerning all of the details.
Along with the high winds and blowing dust that is forecast across the area today we will also see a repeat of the Particularly Dangerous and Potentially Life Threatening Fire Weather Conditions across the area. There remains the potential for a Regional Outbreak of Large Wind Driven Fires. Several wildfires broke out across the state yesterday afternoon. The largest in the local area was the Kizer 5 fire, which broke out in Roosevelt County near Milensand. It had consumed over 30,000 acres as of 9:15 PM MDT. See this link for additional details- New Mexico Fire Info.
Peak Wind Gusts Reported On Saturday-
San Augustin Pass - East Of Las Cruces 75 mph
Guadalupe Pass 69 mph
Sierra Blanca Regional Arpt 64 mph
Dunken Raws 57 mph
Roswell Arpt 53 mph
2 SW Tatum 51 mph
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 51 mph
Smokey Bear Raws 50 mph
Artesia Arpt 50 mph
Carlsbad Arpt 49 mph
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!