Monsoonal Moisture Streaming Into NM.
A steady stream of sub-tropical moisture can be seen streaming northward out of Mexico, and into New Mexico on the Water Vapor Satellite image below. This satellite tool measures the moisture content of the atmosphere from about 5,000 feet above the ground, into the mid-upper levels of the atmosphere. The grey shaded area indicates moisture, and the blue and purple areas to the south of New Mexico indicate clouds. The red and orange areas south of Arizona indicate a pocket of dry air this morning.
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24-Hour SE NM Rainfall Reports.
(As of 7:00 AM MDT).
(Otero County, New Mexico).
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Scattered T-Storms Today Into Tomorrow.
Scattered t-storms erupted across southeastern New Mexico yesterday afternoon. A personal weather station located in Dry Canyon, east of Cloudcroft, reported the greatest 24-hour amount in our area with 1.07".
T-storms will once again erupt over the area this afternoon and evening. We have our best shot at getting wet here in the southeastern New Mexico plains today through tomorrow evening. Most of us have a 20% - 30% chance of seeing rain during this period.
Once again the mountains have the best chance of seeing rain. Some of these t-storms will be capable of producing locally heavy rainfall which may lead to localized flash flooding. This will be especially true over and near the burn scars created from this springs wildfires. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Lincoln County today.
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