Translate

View My Archived Past Blog Posts

Show more

Typical March Weather Today - Windy & Dusty.




GRLevel3 2.00 Doppler Radar Composite Reflectivity.
Holloman AFB Doppler Radar @ 5:07 PM MST. 

Southern New Mexico's first Severe Thunderstorm Warning of the year was issued by the El Paso National Weather Service Office at 5:04 PM MST yesterday. A cluster of thunderstorms moved northeastward through the Tularosa Basin at around 50 mph while producing damaging winds.

The highest wind gust noted was at San Augustin Pass, where a gust to 78 mph was recorded. The Warning was allowed to expire at 5:45 PM. As this cluster of thunderstorms moved through the Carrizozo area at 5:45 PM MST, damage to the Carrizozo Market (pictures above) occurred from high winds. Additional wind, rain, and snow reports across the state can be viewed by visiting this link.

 This proves that severe weather can occur just about anywhere in New Mexico, at any time, and not necessarily across the eastern or southeastern plains where it is most common.

Windy & Dusty Today. 



Today's weather will be fairly typical for March, windy and dusty. A Wind Advisory covers much of the area for westerly winds that are forecast to increase this morning to 30 - 40 mph with gusts up around 55 mph

As would be par for the course a High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Guadalupe mountains today and into this evening around midnight. Westerly winds are expected to become sustained at around 35 - 50 mph with gusts near 70 mph.

Our normally dust prone locations such as open or freshly plowed farmlands, fields, construction sites, and lots will be especially vulnerable to blinding clouds of blowing dust. Sudden drops in the visibility down to near zero with little or no advanced warning may occur in and near these locations today.

Today will be cooler with highs in the low to upper 60's across the local area. Sunday will be about ten to 15 degrees cooler than today with highs in the low to mid 50's. Monday will see a start to the warming trend with highs in the mid to upper 60's. By Tuesday we will be right back up in the upper 70's to near 80.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect today for the southern Sacramento mountains where 1" - 3" of new snow will be possible below 7,500' MSL. Cloudcroft and surrounding areas above 7,500' may see 3" - 5" of new snow by tonight.    

24-Hour Rainfall Reports.
(As Of 7 AM MST).

      
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

 My Web Page Is Best Viewed With Google Chrome.

Comments

  1. Amazing storm wind damage - so glad it was just t-storm with lightning up in clouds, or on distant hills here. And needed rain (even snow flurries just minutes ago!).

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Your comments, questions, and feedback on this post/web page are welcome.

Eddy County

Chaves County

Lea County

Lincoln County

Otero County

Today's SPC Severe Weather Outlook

Today's SPC Severe Weather Outlook
Click On The Map For The Latest Updated Information.

SPC Day 2 Severe Weather Outlook

SPC Day 2  Severe Weather Outlook
Click On The Map For The Latest Updated Information.

SPC Day 3 Severe Weather Outlook

SPC Day 3 Severe Weather Outlook
Click On The Map For The Latest Updated Information.

Storm Prediction Center Watches In Effect

Storm Prediction Center Watches In Effect
Click On The Map For The Latest Updated Information.

Current NWS Watches & Warnings In Effect.

Current NWS Watches & Warnings In Effect.
Click On The Map For The Latest Updated Information.

National Radar

Regional Radar

Current Temperatures

Wind Chill

NWS Forecast High Temps Today

NWS Forecast Low Temps Tonight

NWS Forecast High Temps Tomorow

NWS Midland

NWS Midland
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS Albuquerque

NWS Albuquerque
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS El Paso.

NWS El Paso.
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

NWS Lubbock.

NWS Lubbock.
Click On The Map For Forecasts/Watches/Warnings

My Photos

My Photos
Click On The Photo To Open Up The Slide Show
United States Weather Group

Pageviews Since June 2010.