You can't hardly ask for better fall weather than what we are expecting for today. Sunny skies, light winds, and afternoon highs in the low 70's are forecast for the Pecos Valley and surrounding areas this afternoon.
Cold Front Arrives Tomorrow Morning - Cooler Into Thursday.
A cold front will arrive in SE NM tomorrow morning. Cooler air will overspread the area into Thursday behind the frontal passage. Our afternoon high temperatures tomorrow are forecast to be in the mid-upper 60's. Thursday's afternoon highs are forecast to be in the low-mid 60's After seeing several nights with unusually warm overnight lows, we will see the 30's return for Thursday and Friday mornings.
This Weekend's Weather.
Valid AT 18z/11 AM MST Saturday Nov 19, 2011.
We will experience a warming trend starting Friday with our afternoon highs expected to climb up into the low-mid 70's. Saturday will be warmer, and at least breezy, as another fast moving upper-level storm zips by to our north across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Downslopping southwesterly winds will help to drive our highs up into the upper 70's to near 80.
Fire Weather concerns may return to the area in these warm, dry, windy conditions.
Valid At 00z/5 PM MST Sunday Nov 20, 2011.
Sunday will be warm and breezy, if not windy also, as yet another stronger upper-level storm dives into southern California. This next storm is forecast to impact the state the first of next week. It will have the potential to produce low-land rain showers and mountain snows. Just who gets what, when, and how much is still up in the air at this time.
The Seasons First Arctic Outbreak Of Bitterly Cold Air.
Valid At 11 PM MST Last Night.
Temperatures continue to plummet across northern Alaska, and the Yukon Territories of Northwestern Canada. A few of the colder readings that I found at 6 AM MST this morning in northern Alaska include the following; Bettles Field -48F, Arctic Village -44F, Coldfoot -43F, and Fairbanks was -26F. The green shaded area on the map above indicates temperatures of -40F or colder, while the gray shaded areas indicates temperatures of -10F to -30F.
Valid At 12Z/5 AM MST Sat Nov 19, 2011.
Surface temperatures are forecast to be some 20 to 40 degrees below normal by Saturday morning, as the seasons first major arctic outbreak of bitterly cold arctic air enters the northern US. Meanwhile, our temperatures here in SE NM, will be some 10 to 15 degrees above normal Friday into Sunday.
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