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New Mexico Fall Colors 2012.

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Carlsbad, NM Sunrise. (October 24, 2012).

Supercell Thunderstorm - Downtown Carlsbad, NM. (October 12, 2012).

Albuquerque, NM Balloon Festival. (October 6, 2012).





Valley Of Fires State Park. (October 7, 2012).



Sierra Blanca Peak Lookout. (October 8, 2012).





Felix Baumgartner's Balloon - 120,000' MSL. (Look

Sandy Will No Doubt Make History!

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Blog updated at 1:00 PM MDT.


Forecast Snapshots Courtesy Of WeatherBELL.
This mornings 12Z/6 AM MDT NAM 4KM model forecast paints a frightening picture for the New Jersey coast north to NYC early Monday evening. I personally think these folks are in trouble...I hope and pray I am wrong.
Hurricane Sandy: Deadly Storm Surge Brewing For NY, NJ Coastline. The following comments are from Stu Ostro (he isn't pulling any punches either)-

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"Just posted this special edition of the trosum (tropical summary) on weather.com ...

Extraordinary storm, extremely serious threat
Stu Ostro, Senior Meteorologist, The Weather Channel Oct 28, 2012 12:46 pm ET.
SANDY
- History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States.
- REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), …

Another Chilly Morning....Warming Up Next Week.

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NWS Mesonet Low Temps This Morning.
Map is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
Another chilly morning across southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas with lows generally near freezing. A warming trend will commence today with our afternoon highs climbing up into the 60's. Our highs on Monday are forecast to rise up into the mid 70's to near 80. The rest of the week looks warm also with our highs generally expected to be in the upper 70's to the mid 80's. 
Our local weather for Halloween is looking mild and tranquil. Our afternoon highs should be near 80, and by sunset we will have light winds and temps in the mid 60's, which will drop down to near 50 by 10 PM. Nothing spooky in our local forecast this Halloween.
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Hurricane Sandy May Threaten 60+ Million People!

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IR RBTOP Satellite Image Of Hurricane Sandy. At 10:15 AM MDT Saturday October 27, 2012.
Visible Satellite Image Of Hurricane Sandy. At 9:45 AM MDT Saturday October 27, 2012.
Hurricane Sandy was located about 355 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina as of 9 AM MDT this morning. She continues moving off to the north-northeast at around 9 mph. Her central pressure is down to 28.29 inches of mercury, or 958 millibars.
NHC Forecast Track Of Sandy.
Model Forecasts Of Sandy's Track. (Model Snapshots Courtesy Of WeatherBELL).
00Z/6 PM MDT European (ECMWF) Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Monday October 29, 2012.
00Z/6 PM MDT Canadian (CMC) Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Monday October 29, 2012.
06Z/Midnight MDT U.S. NAVY NOGAPS Forecast. Valid At Noon MDT Monday October 29, 2012.
12Z/6 AM MDT U.S. GFS Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Monday October 29, 2012.
12Z/6 AM MDT NCEP NAM 10-Meter Forecast. Valid At 3 PM MDT Monday October 29, 2012.
12Z/6 AM MDT NCEP NAM 4KM Forecast. Valid At Noon MDT Monday October 29…

Low Temps This Morning - Saturday Oct 27, 2012.

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Low Temperatures Reported This Morning.


Observed Temps At 7 AM MDT This Morning.
Our first widespread freeze of the season occurred overnight. So far, the coldest local low temperature that I can find has been 15F, recorded at the Roswell Portable Raws #1, which is located near Fort Stanton. Close behind is the 17F reading recorded at the personal weather station located in Dry Canyon just east of Cloudcroft. I recorded a low temp of 32.6F here at my home in Carlsbad. 
Today will again be seasonably cool with most of us seeing afternoon highs in the 50's, perhaps a few of the normally warmer spots warming up to near 60F. Tonight will again be chilly with lows in the 30's. Highs on Sunday are forecast to be in the 60's. 
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Freeze Warning Tonight For All Of SE NM.

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This Mornings Observed Low Temps. 
National Temps At 4 PM MDT This Afternoon.
Regional Temps At 4 PM MDT This Afternoon.
Regional Temps At 4 PM MDT This Afternoon.
18Z/Noon MDT NAM 4KM Temp Forecast. Valid At 12Z/6 AM MDT Saturday Morning.
Bundle up tonight, its gonna be chilly. I am going to fire up our fireplace for the first time this season tonight, and maybe even kick back in front of it and read a good book later. 
A Freeze Warning is now in effect for all of southeastern New Mexico. Overnight lows tonight into early tomorrow morning are forecast to range from the low 20's to near 32F across the lower elevations. Thus ends our growing season for this year. Maybe we will be lucky enough to have a massive kill off of our local bug population...enough of the flies, gnats, and mosquitoes already. 
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Chilly Today - First Fall Freeze Tonight.

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National Temps At 4 AM MDT This Morning.
Regional Temps At 4 AM MDT This Morning.
Texas Temps At 4 AM MDT This Morning.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Local temps as of 5 AM MDT this morning were generally ranging from near 30F to near 40F. Today's highs will be chilly as well with most of SE NM seeing the 50's. Freeze Warnings, Hard Freeze Warnings, and Freeze Watches are in effect for the area for tonight into Saturday morning. Please visit the Midland, Lubbock, and Albuquerque National Weather Service Office Web Pages for more details.
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Back Of Heat Wave Broken Starting Today!

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06Z/Midnight NAM 4KM Forecast. Temperatures At 4 PM MDT This Afternoon.
06Z/Midnight NAM 4KM Forecast. Temperatures At Midnight Tonight.
06Z/Midnight NAM 4KM Forecast. Temperatures At 6 AM MDT Friday Morning.
06Z/Midnight NAM 4KM Forecast. Temperatures At 6 PM MDT Friday Afternoon.
06Z/Midnight NAM 4KM Forecast. Temperatures At 6 AM MDT Saturday Morning.
NWS HPC Surface Forecast Map. Valid At 6 AM MDT Thursday Oct 25, 2012.
Keep in mind when taking a look at the temperature forecast maps that I have posted above that these maps are just that, a forecast, by this particular model (NAM 4KM), which was issued at midnight last night. So its possible that some locations may see temperatures a little colder, or even warmer, than what is being shown over the next couple of days. But overall you get the idea...colder temps are coming!
Early this morning the cold front was draped across northeastern New Mexico, and is poised to drop south into the local area later today. As of 5 AM MDT this morning, Clayto…

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