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Another Round Of Severe Thunderstorms Across West Texas This Afternoon - Tonight.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
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Today's Severe Weather Outlook Issued At 11:26 AM MDT.
Mesoscale Discussion #632 - A Watch May Be Needed This Area.
Severe T-Storm Watch #209 In Effect Until 10 PM CDT. Hail up to 2.5" In Diameter & 70 MPH Wind Gusts Possible.
Severe thunderstorms are already erupting southwest of the Fort Stockton Area as of 1:55 PM MDT. Additional thunderstorms are forecast to develop across parts of southwest and west Texas this afternoon and evening. Southeastern New Mexico should remain free of the activity.
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Lubbock, Texas Gets Bombed With Baseball Size Hail Last Night.

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Blog updated at 10:17 AM MDT Tue May 1, 2012.





Photos Above Are Courtesy Of KCBD Channel 11 Lubbock.

Photo Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS FB Page.

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I grabbed this GRLevel2-AE Storm Relative Velocity (SRV) screen shot last night at 6:42 PM MDT/7:42 PM CDT.
Very tight rotation within the HP Supercell T-Storm extending right off the surface up to around 30,000' MSL. A Tornado Vortex Signature (TVS) was also indicated.

A High Precipitation (HP) Supercell thunderstorms bombed the Lubbock, Texas area last night with golf ball to baseball size hail and high winds. The storm thankfully became a right mover as it neared the western areas of the city, and turned to the southeast and passed to the south of most of Lubbock.
The Wolfforth, Texas Mesonet automated weather station located about 7 miles southwest of downtown Lubbock, recorded a 95 mph wind gust along with baseball size hail. Numerous reports of golf ball to…

A Few Severe T-Storms Near The State Line.

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Blog Updated At 2:45 PM MDT.

Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Surface Map Forecast At 6 PM MDT Today.

NWS HPC Five Day Precipitation Forecast.
SPC Day 1 Severe Wx Outlook Issued At 6:23 AM MDT.

SPC Day 1 Severe Wx Outlook Update At 2:00 PM MDT.

It appears that the best chances forsevere thunderstormsin New Mexico today will be near the NM/TX state line, from roughly around the Portales and Clovis area northward to the Colorado state line. Unless things change later this afternoon and evening, it now appears that our chances for seeing thunderstorms here in southeastern New Mexico have diminished.

Lea County might get a few thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening. Current forecasts give the best chances for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening along and east of the dryline, which will lie roughly along and east of a Tatum-Fort Stockton-Big Bend line. A few severe thunderstorms are …

Severe T-Storms Make A Return Especially Sunday.

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Blog Updated At 12:55 PM MDT.


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Maps Are Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
Surface Map forecast Valid At 6 PM MDT Today.

This Map Was Issued At 11:53 PM MDT Friday Night.
This Updated Map Issued At 11:30 AM MDT Saturday. Storm Prediction Center Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook.
A cold front will slowly slide southward today into this evening into southeastern New Mexico. It will retreat northward as a warm front later tonight into tomorrow morning. The dryline will remain parked across west Texas today, but will slosh westward back into southeastern New Mexico tonight.

A mid-level short wave is forecast to approach the area tomorrow evening, while the dryline is forecast to sharpen up across southeastern New Mexico tomorrow afternoon. Low level southeasterly upslope flow will return tonight behind the cold front and dryline. A fairly decent supply of Gulf of Mexi…

New All-Time April Record Highs Set On Wednesday.

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Blog updated at 6:10 AM MDT Fri April 27, 2012.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
Daily Record Highs Set Wednesday.


Monthly Record Highs Set Wednesday.
Temperature Records Are Courtesy Of The NCDC.
Blistering heat for late April established new record high temperatures across the area yesterday afternoon. I really hope that yesterday's heat is not a precursor of what the rest of our spring and summer has to offer.
New All-Time April Record High Temperatures Set On Wednesday.
Lubbock, Texas topped out at 104, which breaks the previous record high of 100 for the month of April set on April 16, 1925, and April 22, 1989.
Midland, Texas topped out at 104, which breaks the previous record high of 101 for the month of April set on April 21, 1989, and April 27, 1996.
The Roswell, New Mexico Airport topped out at102, which breaks the previous record high of 101 for the month of April set on April 22, 1965.

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Record Heat Today - Heat & Wind Thursday.

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Blog updated at 5:55 PM MDT.



A few high based, mostly dry t-storms, formed along the east slopes of the Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains yesterday afternoon. One of these storms managed to drift southeastward into Carlsbad around 3:30 PM. I only recorded a trace of rain at my home as did the Carlsbad Airport ASOS. As of 7 AM MDT, the only measurable rainfall I have been able to find was the .01" at the Bowl Raws, which is located just north of Guadalupe Peak. These dry t-storms typically produce very little rainfall, lots of virga (as seen in the photos above), occasional cloud to ground lightning strikes, gusty dry microburst winds that can exceed 50 mph, and patchy areas of localized blowing dust.
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Surface Temperature Map At 3 PM MDT Today.
Update at 9:00 AM MDT- A dry t-storm pro…

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