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Video Of The Blinding Dust Storm In Artesia, NM Today.

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Blog updated at 7:00 AM MST Wed Feb 29, 2012.











Today's NASA MODIS Visible Satellite Image Of NM. Sand Is Being Blown Northeastward From White Sands, And The Brown Splotches Are Blowing Dust Over Mexico, And Southeastern/Eastern New Mexico.
15-Vehicle Pile Up North Of Artesia Tuesday.
Blowing dirt is blamed for this multi-car crash on U.S. Highway 285 north of Artesia early Tuesday afternoon, according to N.M. State Police. Officers were first called to a two-car collision at around 12:30 p.m., but a total of 15 vehicles eventually crashed into

Very Windy & Dusty Today!

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Blog updated at 2:35 PM MST.

Today.

Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
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Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.

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Visible Satellite Image At 1:45 PM MST Today.
Strong southwesterly-westerly winds are already howling to the west of us. As of 2:30 PM MST this afternoon some of the stronger wind gusts that already been recorded include-
WSMR - Salinas Peak (Sierra County) 107 mph
WSMR - Museum 83 mph WSMR (EMRE) - NE of San Augustine Pass 79 mph
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport 74 mph
WSMR Main Post 70 mph

WSMR- Bldg 1830 69 mph
Artesia Airport AWOS 67 mph
Pine Springs - GNP 65 mph San Augustine Pass - Organ Mtn's 63 mph
Guadalupe Pass ASOS 63 mph
Dunken Raws 60 mph

Bowl Raws - North Of GuadalupePk 59 mph
Tatum MesoNet 59 mph
2 SW Tatum 57 mph
Carlsbad Airport ASOS 56 mph
Dunken Raws 55 mph
Carlsbad - NMAQ 55 mph
Roswell Airport ASOS53 mph
Hobbs Airport 53 mph
Caprock Raws 5…

High Wind & Blowing Dust Event Tuesday!

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Tonight.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Areas of low clouds, fog, and drizzle are forecast to develop across SE NM and W TX tonight. Areas of dense fog will be possible which may drop the visibility down to less than 1/4 of a mile later tonight into tomorrow morning in some locations. 
Tuesday.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
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.
You are not going to like tomorrow's weather across the area. A widespread High Wind and Blowing Dust Event appears to be shaping up. High winds are forecast to kick up across the Guadalupe and Sacramento Mountains around 2 AM MST tonight. Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions are also anticipated. Please see this Special Weather Briefing courtesy of the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office.
A High Wind Warningis in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains from 5 AM MST tomorrow morning through 8 PM MST tom…

Cooler Today - Wind & Dust Tuesday.

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Today's Outlook.
Surface Map Forecast For Today At 11 AM MST.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Gusty northerly winds are occurring along and behind a cold front as it slips southward through the local area early this morning. As of 5:30 AM the Bat Draw Raws located at the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center had recorded a peak gust of 46 mph. The Carlsbad Airport ASOS was gusting up to 32 mph, while the Artesia Airport AWOS was clocking a gust of 29 mph.
Today will be cooler behind the front and a little on the breezy side this morning. Our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to range from 54 in Hobbs, to 60 in Roswell, 63 in Artesia, and 65 in Carlsbad.  Low clouds along with areas of fog and drizzle may cover parts of southeastern New Mexico this morning, and more so tonight. 
High Winds - Widespread Blowing Dust  & Dangerous Fire Wx Conditions Tue!
Surface Map Forecast At 5 PM MST Tue Feb 28, 2012.
WRF-NMM 500 MB Forecast At 11 AM MST Tue. 
Low clouds, fog, and areas of l…

Very Windy Tuesday.

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Surface Map Forecast AT 5 AM MST Mon Feb 27, 2012.
WRF-NMM 500 Millibar/18,000' MSL Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST Mon Feb 27, 2012.
Map Is Courtesy Of NWS Midland.
Today.
Another sunny and unseasonably warm day is on tap for us today. Under sunny skies our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to range from 72 in Tatum, 73 in Hobbs, 74 in Roswell, 75 in Artesia, and 76 in Carlsbad. 
Monday.
A weak cold front will slip into the area late tonight or early Monday morning. Moist low-level upslope flow behind this front will help to create areas of fog across parts of SE NM and W TX later tonight, which will persists into Monday morning. The fog should burn off by late Monday morning. Monday will be a little cooler across the area with high temperatures ranging from the low 60's to near 70. Southerly winds will increase Monday afternoon into the 15-25 mph range.
Tuesday.
Widespread High Wind & Blowing Dust Event Tuesday! Critically Dangerous Fire Weathe…

Blowing Dust In Carlsbad/Loving, NM Today.

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Blog Updated At 8:40 AM Fri Feb 24, 2012.


I took a drive down US Hwy 62/180 south of Carlsbad, and down US Hwy 285 from Carlsbad to Loving this morning. The visibility was reduced at times in spots, down to less than 100 feet due to the thick blowing dust. These clouds of dust were originating from the local plowed and open farmlands. The prevailing visibility was generally around 1-2 miles. Welcome to an early arrival of spring. Yuck!
Peak wind speeds reported so far to day include-
Bowl Raws 1/2 Mile North of Guadalupe Peak 84 mph Guadalupe Pass ASOS 78 mph Pinery Raws In Pine Springs 75 mph McKittrick Canyon Raws 64 mph Carlsbad Airport ASOS 63 mph Queen Raws 59 mph SW Carlsbad - NMAQ  56 mph Carlsbad - Ridgecrest Subdivision 56 mph Artesia Airport AWOS 50 mph
High Temperatures Reported Thursday Include-
Paduca Raws 84 2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 83 Artesia Airport HCN 83 Carlsbad Airport 82 Carlsbad NAMQ 82 Artesia Airport AWOS 81 Roswell Airport 80 
Wind Speed & Temperature Data Is Courtesy Of-
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Spring-Like Weather Today.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Surface Map Forecast At 5 PM MST.
It appears that our typically warm, dry, and windy spring weather we normally see in March and April, just can't wait to get cranked up this year. Today will certainly feel like March with the high winds, areas of blowing dust, the high fire danger, and the near record warm temperatures. Our National Weather Service forecast high temperatures today will range from 74 in Tatum, to 78 in Hobbs, 81 in Roswell, 83 in Artesia, and 84 in Carlsbad. A few new records may be established. 
A High Wind Warningremains in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains today through 5 PM MST. Westerly winds are forecast to be sustained at around 40-50 mph with gusts to at least 65-70 mph. Westerly winds are already howling across the Guadalupe's early this morning. As of 5:30 AM MST some of the higher gusts being noted include- The Bowl Raws 84 mph, Guadalupe Pass 76 mph, Pine Springs Raws 74 mph

Flirting With 80-Degrees.

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Today's Outlook.
Today's National Weather Outlook.
Our afternoon high temperatures yesterday were more like early spring readings than late winter readings across SE NM. Highs ranged from 75 here at my home in Carlsbad to 74 at the Artesia Airport (HCN), 74 at the Carlsbad Airport, 74 at the Paduca Raws, 72 at 10 miles ESE of Hagerman, 71 at the Roswell Airport, and 70 at the Hobbs Airport.
Strong westerly winds are buffeting the Guadalupe Mountains at sunrise this morning. A High Wind Warning remains in effect through 5 PM MST this afternoon. Some of the stronger gusts being reported include 63 mph at the Bowl Raws, 60 mph at the Pinery Raws located in Pine Springs, and 56 mph at Guadalupe Pass.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains today, and a Fire Weather Watchis in effect for all of SE NM and much of W TX for Thursday. Our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-upper 70's today. Similar readings …

70-Degree Temps Most Of This Week.

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Thursday's Weather.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Surface Map Forecast At 5 PM MST Thu Feb 23, 2012. 
WRF-NMM 500 MB Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Thu Feb 23, 2012.
Red Flag Warning Wednesday Afternoon.
Fire Weather Watch Thursday. 
My thermometer is showing 74-degrees at 1:20 pm this afternoon. Just a taste of what most of this week will be like. The exception will be Friday which is forecast to be cooler, with our afternoon highs forecast to be near 60. A cold front will move south into the area Thursday afternoon and evening providing the cooling for Friday. Westerly winds are forecast to kick up ahead of the front on Thursday and this will help to heighten the fire danger across the area.
A Return To Colder Weather Next Week?
ECMWF 500 MB Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST Mon Feb 27, 2012.
ECMWF 850 MB Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST Mon Feb 27, 2012.
I have been keeping an eye on the models concerning next weeks potential return to colder weather for sev…

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