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Eddy County Skywarn Spotter Training Meeting In Carlsbad, NM Tonight.

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Highs Today Mid-Upper 90's...Highs Thursday 50's.

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High Temperatures Reported On Monday.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
NAM Forecast High Temps @ 3 PM MDT Today.
I topped out at 94F yesterday here at my home in Carlsbad, NM. Today will see similar highs across southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. Some of us may even make it up into the mid-upper 90's. Its possible that a few of us may even tie or break our daily record high temps for today.
Record High Temperatures For April 30th.
Roswell Climate96 in 2002. Artesia Climate98 in 1928 Carlsbad Climate92 in 2002 and earlier years. Carlsbad Airport 97 in 2012 and earlier years. Hobbs Climate95 in 2002. Tatum Climate 93 in 2011. Ruidoso Climate 80 in 1959 and earlier years. Cloudcroft Climate 70 in 1992.

Mid 90's Tomorrow - Freezing Temps By Sunrise Thursday....Surely Not.

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NAM Forecast High Temps Tuesday @ 3 PM MDT.
As of 2 PM MDT today, I had managed to climb up to 92F for an afternoon high here in Carlsbad, NM. Our forecast high temp for tomorrow in Carlsbad is 95F. Then believe it or not, we will flirt with morning lows near freezing by sunrise Thursday morning, with afternoon highs mostly in the 60's, behind yet another strong cold front.
NAM Forecast Low Temps Thursday @ 6 AM MDT.
GFS Forecast Low Temps Thursday @ 6 AM MDT.
ECMWF Forecast Low Temps Thursday @ 6 AM MDT.
I thought we were done with this stuff, didn't you? Wrong again!
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Signs Of Spring.

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Spring is trying its hardest to return to southeastern New Mexico. Some of the signs of the times include  a hazy moon-rise Friday night that turned the moon orange, caused by a decent southeasterly low-level upslope flow from the from the Gulf of Mexico, to today's high based thunderstorms over Guadalupe Peak, and this guy sneaking across Church Street in Carlsbad this morning. Apparently Mr. Bullsnake read the "No Parking, Standing, Or Stopping Sign" and kept on trucking into the weeds. 
Today's crop of thunderstorms produced .23" at the Bowl Raws, .20" at the Pinery Raws, and .02" at the Dog Canyon Raws. It wasn't much but it least it was something.
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New Daily Record Cold Temps For SE NM.

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Data Is Courtesy Of The NCDC.
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Unusually Cold This Morning...New Record Low Temps Likely.

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Unusually Cold For Late April.

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GFS Temperature Anomalies Today.
Map is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.
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If you are thinking that its cold for late April then your thinking is correct. A Freeze Watchis in effect for northeastern, eastern, and parts (Chaves County) of southeastern New Mexico for tonight into tomorrow morning. 
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Current Drought Status.

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Maps Are Courtesy Of The Climate Prediction Center.
I don't see much hope for any meaningful rainfall for the local area anytime soon in the long range outlooks. The latest ENSO Advisory calls for Neutral conditions across the Pacific Ocean through the summer. So unless we see a significant change in the current upper air pattern, it looks like the current drought will persist into the early part of the summer.
Short Term Relief Coming?
GFS Total 10-Day Precipitation Forecast.
ECMWF Total 10-Day Precipitation Forecast.
Both the U.S. GFS, and the European (ECMWF) models are forecasting some precipitation for the area over the next week to ten days. Time will tell if this pans out...hopefully so.
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Utterly Ridiculous Temperatures For The End Of April.

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Our Crazy April Temperature Roller Coaster Ride Continues.

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

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
65-Degree Temperature Spread Across The Cold Front.
MesoWest Temperatures @ 1 PM MDT This Afternoon.
Temperature Map @ Noon MDT.
What an amazing cold front for the end of April! Temperatures at 1 PM MDT were ranging from the 20's across eastern Wyoming, to 90+ across southeastern New Mexico southward into west Texas.
This next blast of cold air will arrive in southeastern New Mexico late tonight into tomorrow morning. A Wind Advisoryhas been posted for Chaves County tonight into tomorrow morning for northeasterly winds sustained at around 25 - 35 mph with gusts of up around 50 mph that will accompany the frontal passage. I would not be surprised to see additional advisories or warnings issued this evening for the rest of the local area.
Blowing dust will accompany the frontal boundary passage, a…

Artesia Skywarn Spotter Training Class Monday Evening.

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Up And Down The Thermometer Goes While The Wind Blows.

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Maps Are Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.


Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
ECMWF Temperature Anomaly Forecast For Monday.
ECMWF Temperature Anomaly Forecast For Tuesday.
ECMWF Temperature Anomaly Forecast For Wednesday.
Are you ready for another temperature roller coaster ride? Latest forecast high temps for today low-mid 80's, by Monday most of us will be looking at temps from near 90 to the low 90's. Yet another strong cold front is forecast to barrel southward into the area by Tuesday evening. Much cooler temps are in store for Tuesday and Wednesday. We will struggle to get out of the 60's. Another freeze will be possible by Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Of course the wind will howl and the dust will fly ahead of this next approaching cold front on Monday. Southwesterly winds will gust up to around 50 mph once again. Oh joy!
So Where Is Our Rain?
ECMWF 10-Day Precipitation Forecast.
GFS 10-Day Precipitation Forecast.
Apparently just about everywhere bu…

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