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I Took This Just East Of Mayhill, NM On 6-12-2011.
Record To Near Heat Today Into The Weekend.
My wife and I took a drive through the Sacramento Mountains this past Sunday. I gotta tell you that it was depressing. Southeastern New Mexico (West Texas also) desperately needs several good slow soaking rains. Everyone that I talk to is sick and tired of the excessive heat, extreme drought conditions, blowing dust, and the fires. But relief isn't coming through at least the first of next week for the local area.
My Stevenson Instrument Shelter Which Houses The Max/Min Thermometers, Along With My Davis Vantage Pro2 Temp/Dew Point-Humidity Sensors Mounted 51/2' Above The Ground On The Pole. Along With My 4" CoCoRaHS Rain Gauge
My temperature here at my home in Carlsbad reached 100-degrees by 9:45 AM this morning.
There is little doubt that today is going to be another scorcher, take a look at these temps.
Local Temps At Noon MDT-
Pecos, TX Arpt AWOS 108
Fort Stockton, TX ASOS 105
Wink, TX Arpt ASOS 104
Midland, TX Intl Arpt ASOS 100
Seminole, TX Arpt 101
Paduca Raws - Near WIPP 105
Carlsbad Arpt ASOS 103
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 102
Artesia Arpt AWOS 100
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 100
Tatum Mesonet 100
8-Mile Draw Raws 99
Caprock Raws 99
Roswell Arpt ASOS 95
Dunken Raws 92
Southwesterly-westerly winds are forecast to gust up to around 30-40 mph this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of SE NM and much of W TX. Any wild fire that should break out today will have the potential to rapidly spread and grow in the strong winds. Please refrain from any type of outdoor activity that involves the use of sparks or flames.
Our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to range from around 103 - 110 across SE NM today into the weekend. In fact 100-degree temps are forecast for the first of next week as well. We can expect to see breezy to windy afternoons today into the weekend as well, with the strongest winds forecast for Sunday.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!