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Cold Front This Morning Brings Cooler Temps.

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Blog updated at 12:45 PM MDT.
There is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, mainly from Guadalupe Mountains, to the Davis and Apache Mountains, to the Lower Trans Pecos. Any storms that do develop will be accompanied by frequent lightning, small hail, gusty winds, and brief heavy rainfall. A few storms may become severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and locally heavy rainfall being the main concerns. In addition, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
High Temperatures Recorded Wednesday-
Sacramento Peak - Sunspot 70 Cloudcroft Climate 74 Bowl Raws 75
Timberon 81 Sierra Blanca Regional Airport 81 Smokey Bear Raws - Near Ruidoso 82 DRO - Weed 83 Mayhill Raws 84 Dog Canyon Raws 85 Queen Raws 88 Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 88
Guadalupe Pass 91 Dunken Raws 91 Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center 95 2 SW Tatum 96 NW Hobbs - KM5BS 96 Caprock Raws

Oklahoma City Hail Storm May 29, 2012.

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Oklahoma City GRLevel2-AE Base Reflectivity Snapshot. At 7:22 PM MDT Tue May 29, 2012.
Grapefruit size hail near Oklahoma City. Courtesy of Meteorologist Reed Timmer. Tue May 29, 2012.
Softball size hail in Oklahoma City. Courtesy of Michael Ratliff. Tue May 29, 2012.
5" Diameter hailstone in Oklahoma City. (CD's are 5" in diameter.) Courtesy of 28storms.com. Tue May 29, 2012.
Giant hail in Oklahoma City. Courtesy of KFOR TV More Photos Here. Tue May 29, 2012.
6" diameter hailstone in Oklahoma City. Courtesy of Storm Chaser Connor McCrorey. Tue May 29, 2012.
On May 29th the TVN team documented this insane supercell just northwest of Oklahoma City. This storm produced hail up to 6 inches in diameter and a rain-wrapped tornado as it entered the northern suburbs, which we captured in the last part of the video. Luckily, several storms merged as the main supercell neared town which caused it to weaken and produce less hail.

Big hail falling on the evening of May 29, 2012, in northwest Okl…

Hot Today & Wednesday!

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Blog updated at 4:15 PM MDT Wednesday May 30, 2012.
Taken by: Christie La Paz, GUMO NPS Fire.

Taken by: Christie La Paz, GUMO NPS Fire.

El Capitan Fire Today. Courtesy of Larry Pardue.
Visible Satellite Image At 7:10 AM MDT This Morning.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
Smoke front the Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire drifted back into southeastern New Mexico overnight last night and early this morning.
As of this mornings briefing this massive fire had burned 152,012 acres and still remains 0% contained. It is on track to become the largest wildfire in the states history, surpassing even the Las Conchas Fire of last year. There are 1,112 firefighters fighting the fire but hot, dry, windy weather and steep terrain continues to hamper firefighting efforts.
Meanwhile firefighters continue to battle the El Capitan Fire burning near Guadalupe Peak. As of yesterday's noon briefing the fire had burned 200-400 acres. It is burning in very ru…

Severe T-Storms Near The State Line & Across W TX.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
Surface Temperature Map At 6 AM MDT.
Its a rather chilly morning across northern New Mexico and much of the Western US. Angel Fire located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico has been down to at least 16F this morning. Meanwhile our low temperatures here in SE NM have been fairly close to the seasonal norms with readings in the mid 50's to low 60's for the most part.
Severe Thunderstorms are forecast to break out across parts of west Texas this afternoon and evening.Supercell thunderstorms are forecast to fire up along a stationary frontal boundary, as well as along and east of the dryline. Some of these thunderstorms may produce very large hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. There currently is a 60% chance for Skywarn Storm Spotter Activation by around Noontim…

Back To Hot & Dry.

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Blog updated at 12:50 PM MDT.

US Surface Temperature Map At 11 AM MDT.
The map above looks more like an early fall temperature map than an early summer map. Remember that the  meteorological summer begins Fri, June 1st.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Surface Map Forecast At Noon Today.
Say Goodbye To The Rain.
Scattered thunderstorms fired up late yesterday afternoon. Severe Thunderstorm Watch #301 was issued for NE/E/SE New Mexico and parts of west Texas until 9 PM MDT. As of 9:45 AM MDT this morning there have not been any severe weather reports submitted to our local National Weather Service Offices, at least none that I can find in their storm reports. Some of us did manage to get wet while most of us missed out.
A dry Pacific cold front will swing eastward across the state today, catching up to the dryline in southeastern New Mexico, and shoving our low-level supply of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico off to the east into west Te…

T-Storms - Heat - Wind For This Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

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Blog updated at 8:20 PM MDT.

Severe T-Storm Watch #301 Was Issued For NE/E/SE NM  And W TX This Afternoon & Evening. At 8:05 PM MDT A Line Of T-Storms Stretched Across SE NM. These  T-Storms Were Moving Northeastward At Around 25 MPH. 

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
Storm Prediction Centers Severe Weather Outlook Today.
Today's Severe T-Storm Risk Area.
Today's Damaging Wind & Hail Risk Area.
A Slight Risk Of Severe T-Storms Today.
Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to develop along and east of the dryline across southeastern New Mexico and parts of west Texas this afternoon and evening. Most of us have a 20% - 30% chance of seeing measurable rainfall by tonight.
Some of these may become severeand produce large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, and frequent deadly cloud to ground lightning. 
Some of these thunder…

Lots of Heat & Wind...Maybe A Few T-Storms For The Holiday Weekend.

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Map is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.



Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex.
As of this morning the Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex had burned 82,252 acres of forest in southwestern New Mexico. So far 12 cabins and 13 outbuildings have been lost, and no additional buildings have been lost in the past 24 hours. Firefighters are facing a very difficult situation with this monstrous fire because it is burning in very steep terrain, and high winds continue to plague the area. High winds will continue to rake the area into Saturday.
Holiday Weekend Outlook.
Surface Map Forecast At Noon MDT Saturday.
Surface Map Forecast At 6 PM MDT Sunday.
Hot, dry, breezy to windy weather is forecast for southeastern New Mexico today into Sunday. Our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to range from 96 to 100 today, near 90 to 98 Saturday, and the low-mid 90's on Sunday. Memor…

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