24-Hour Rainfall Forecast.
Yesterday was a seasonably hot July day in southeastern New Mexico. High temperatures reported Saturday include 103 at the Paduca Raws, which is located near the WIPP Site, to 101 at the 8-Mile Draw Raws, 99 at the Roswell Airport, 99 at an automated weather station located on the west side of Carlsbad, 98 at the Carlsbad Airport, the Carlsbad Climate Co-Op station, and my home in Carlsbad. The Artesia Airport reported a high of 95.
A few isolated t-storms managed to fire up yesterday afternoon. Some of the 24-hour rainfall totals reported as of 7 AM MDT this morning include .48" 5.4 miles west of Cloudcroft, .24" in High Rolls, .15" 0.8 southeast of HIgh Rolls, .11" 3.5 north-northeast of Artesia, and .05" at the Caprock Raws.
A repeat of yesterday's weather is forecast for today and tomorrow. Our afternoon highs will flirt with the century mark both days. A few of us may see highs in the low 100's. Again a few hit and miss t-storms will pop up late this afternoon. Anyone lucky enough to get one of these storms may also see some rather gusty winds along with brief heavy rain.
A vigorous tropical wave was located over the Northwestern Bahamas and the Florida Straits this morning. The easterly wave was moving northwestward at about 15 mph and is forecast to continue on this track over the next couple of days. NHC forecasters give it a 10% chance of becoming a tropical storm within the next 48-hours.
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