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Latest Update This Afternoon On Our Winter Storm.

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Good morning everyone (Thursday morning @ 8:20 AM). I am still working on today's blog update. Lots going on and will have it posted in an hour or so. Thanks for stopping by. 


Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
I sat in on a special conference call and web briefing hosted by the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office this afternoon, concerning the Major Winter Storm that is going to impact most of New Mexico tomorrow into this weekend. Here are some of the forecasters thoughts on this significant event.

Northern 2/3rd's Of New Mexico.

As the arctic cold front races southward down the eastern plains tomorrow, it will dam up against the central mountain chain of the state. It looks like this is going to be one of those rare occasions to where not only are these areas facing a potentially damaging gap high wind event, (strong northeasterly-easterly winds pushes westward through the …

Arctic Air Comes Knocking Tomorrow.

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Potential For An Ice Storm Tomorrow  Night Into Friday Morning.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.


Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
RUC 500 MB Heights/Vorticity Analysis At 5 AM MST. ECMWF 500 MB Forecast At 5 PM MST Thu Dec 1, 2011.
Surface Forecast Map At 5 PM MST Thu Dec 1, 2011.
5-Day Precipitation Forecast Wednesday - Monday.
What a mess this storm is going to be. To start out with a High Wind Watch has been issued for the Guadalupe Pass area for tomorrow into tomorrow night. Northeasterly winds at around 30-50 mph with gust up to near 60 mph are expected . A High Wind Watch is also in effect for the Central Mountain Chain, and the Rio Grande Valley for tomorrow morning into late tomorrow night. Easterly canyon (gap winds) at around 35-45 mph will gust up to near 65 mph. There is the potential for damage from the strong gap winds.
A cold modified arctic airmass is forecast to arrive in SE NM tomorrow. Current forecasts have…

Major Winter Storm To Impact NM & W TX.

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Blog updated at 8:20 PM.
New Mexico The Time To Prepare Is Now!


Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Upper-Level Storm Entering The Pacific Northwest At 2PM MST This Afternoon. This Is Our Potentially Major Winter Storm That Will Impact Our Weather Into Sun. RUC 500 MB Analysis At 21Z/2 PM MST Today.
5-Day Precipitation Total Forecast. Tue-Sun. Map Is Courtesy Of The NWS HPC.
High Wind Watch For The Guadalupe Mtns. NE Winds 35-50G65 MPH. Thursday Into Thursday Night.
Special Weather Statement From NWS Midland.
Arctic Front Arrives Thursday. Turning Much Colder. A Wintry Mix Of Rain, Freezing Rain, Sleet,Snow Late Thursday Into Saturday Across SE NM And West TX. High Temps Friday And Saturday In The 30's.
Special Web Weather Briefing By NWS Lubbock, TX.
A Combination Of Freezing Rain, Drizzle, Sleet, And Snow Expected Across West Texas Thursday Into The Weekend.
Special Web Weather Briefing From NWS Albuquerque.

Special Video Briefing From NWS Al…

Meteorological Winter Starts Thursday - It Will Feel Like It.

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Blog updated at 8:45 AM MST.
Winter Storm Shaping Up For The End Of The Week.
Special Weather Statement From NWS Albuquerque
Special Weather Statement From NWS Lubbock
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.

Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
Arctic Air Arrives Thursday.
Map Is Courtesy Of The NWS HPC.
A modified surge of arctic air is forecast to arrive in southeastern New Mexico on Thursday. The timing of the arrival of thefront is still a little uncertain this morning. This mornings forecast high temperatures for Thursday (courtesy of the Albuquerque and Midland NWS Offices) range from 45 in Clovis, 49 in Tatum, 56 in Roswell, 58 in Artesia, 59 in Carlsbad, to 53 in Hobbs. If the front arrives Thursday morning then these temperatures will be colder than what is being forecast. If the front is a little slower and arrives Thursday afternoon or evening then these temperatures may be a little too cool.
Temperatures will fall fairly rapid…

Warming Up Into The 70's Today...Big Storm Late Week.

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Today Across New Mexico.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Sunny skies and much warmer temperatures will be our weather story for the day. Most of SE NM should climb up into the low-mid 70's this afternoon. Today will likely be the warmest day that we see over the next week...its going to be awhile before we see the mid 70's again after today.
Tuesday Across New Mexico.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Cold Front Arrives Late Tonight.
Surface Forecast Map Valid At 11 PM MST Tonight.
A cold front will arrive in SE NM late tonight. This will be the first cold front to affect our local weather, with a much stronger cold front arriving on Thursday. This second cold front will bring cold arctic air to the region. Our high temps are forecast to only be in the low-mid 50's tomorrow, and the mid 60's on Wednesday.
Potential For A Strong Winter Storm Late This Week Into The Weekend.
Special Weather Statement From NWS Albuquerque
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquer…

First Significant Winter Storm The End Of The Week?

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Preliminary Low Temps This AM.

Maps Are Courtesy Of NM MesoWest Weather.
Brrrrrr. Its a tad chilly out there this Sunday morning. My low temp here at my home in Carlsbad has been 21. The coldest reading that I can find has been the 8 at the Fort Stanton Raws. Close behind is the 12 recorded at the automated station located 10 miles ESE of Hagerman. The Mayhill Raws isn't far behind with a low of 14.
Today will be a little warmer than yesterday with our afternoon high temps rising up into the upper 50's. Highs on Monday will be even warmer with readings near 70. Another dry cold front will enter the area Monday night and this will knock our highs back down into the 50's on Tuesday. Wednesday will be warmer with highs in the mid 60's.
New Mexico Outlook End Of This Week.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
GFS 500 MB Heights/Vorticity Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Thu Dec 1, 2011.
Surface Map Forecast Valid At 12Z/5 AM MST Fri Dec 2, 2011.
GFS Sfc Temp Forecast Valid At …

Windy - Cooler Saturday.

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Recap Of Today's Rainfall.
It did rain today...but our local rainfall totals were disappointing to say the least across the southeastern plains. Listed below are some of the rainfall totals reported today across SE NM and nearby areas.
High Roll CW5738 .68" Sierra Blanca Snotel .50" Carrizozo Airport .48" Timberon CW7724 .38" 8-Mile Draw Raws .35" Mescal Raws - Near Mescalero .32" Cloudcroft DW7382 .25" Mayhill CW9878 .24" 5.0 Miles SSE of Carlsbad .24" Smokey Bear Raws - Near Ruidoso .22" Hossman Observatory Mayhill .16" Ruidoso - Midtown .14" NW Hobbs - KM5BS .05" Carlsbad Airport ASOS .05 2.1 Miles NNW of Downtown Carlsbad .04" Roswell Airport ASOS .01"
Rainfall Totals Are Courtesy Of-
Davis WeatherLink New Mexico MesoWest Weather
Saturday's Weather.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
A strong cold front will push south through …

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