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Unseasonably Hot Weather To Continue.

(Friday Sept 21, 2012).

(Long Term Averages 1893 - 2012).

For September 22nd.

Roswell Airport (ThreadEx) 83 - 55

Artesia Climate 84 - 53
Carlsbad Climate 86 - 57
Carlsbad Airport 83 - 58

Hobbs Climate 84 - 57
Tatum Climate 82 - 52

Capitan Climate 75 - 45
Ruidoso Climate 73 - 40

Elk Climate 75 - 46
Cloudcroft Climate 65 - 41

Very Little Change Into Next Week.

An upper-level ridge of high pressure is centered overhead near Ruidoso at sunrise this morning. This ridge will dominate our local weather today into Monday. Therefore we can expect little overall change to our local weather.

Today marks the beginning of the fall. The Fall Equinox begins at 8:49 AM MDT this morning. The nights will gradually grow longer as the days grow shorter now as we head into the fall season. Remember, the meteorological fall started on the 1st of September. 

Valid At 6 PM MDT Tuesday Sept 25, 2012.

A weak mid-level disturbance will move across southern Colorado on Tuesday. Several more of these features will swing across the same area through the end of this week. We may see a slight increase in our chances for a few widely scattered thunderstorms over the area by the end of next week. The best chances of seeing this happen will likely be over and near the mountains. But overall our chances for widespread wetting rains are slim. Our afternoon high temperatures will continue to range from around near 90 to the mid 90's for most of next week.

Tropical Depression 13-E.

IR Satellite Image Of Tropical Depression 13-E At 8 AM MDT.

It remains to be seen as to what, if any, affects this next potential Eastern Pacific Hurricane will have on southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas. The earliest we could see the remnant moisture from this system move into our area would most likely be next weekend. As is usually the case during the early stages of development of tropical storms, the models are all over the place with the future track of this system. We will just have to wait until at least the first of next week to see how the models handle this next tropical storm, and whether or not it will send its moisture northeastward into our neck of the woods.

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