Raw & Cold Today - Coldest Night Of The Season Tonight.
WRF/NAM Forecast Temps @ 5 PM MST.
Right on cue a strong back-door cold front arrived in southeastern New Mexico just after midnight in our northern sections, and within the past couple of hours in the southern sections. Temperatures continue to fall across the area as the front surges south to the south into west Texas.
5 AM MST Temperatures-
Clovis 28 Wind Chill 16 with light freezing drizzle
Lubbock 33 Wind Chill 21
Tatum 31 Wind Chill 17
Roswell 38 Wind Chill 28
Artesia 39 Wind Chill 28
Hobbs 39 Wind Chill 28 with light rain
Carlsbad 44 Wind Chill 36
Guadalupe Pass 46 northeast winds gusting to 44 mph
My high temperature here at our home in Carlsbad will go down as 52 today, which occurred ahead of the cold front at 3:20 AM MST this morning. Most of the rest of southeastern New Mexico will have similar readings...meaning that the actual highs for today were likely set at or around midnight.
National Weather Service Forecast highs this afternoon include Roswell 46, Artesia 40, Carlsbad 42, and Hobbs 40. Today will be cold, windy, and raw with patches of light drizzle or light rain this morning. This will end later, and skies will begin to clear this afternoon.
With clear skies and a colder airmass in place tonight, we will see the coldest temperatures of the season thus far. Low temperatures across southeastern New Mexico and parts of west Texas will drop down to near 20 to near 30 across most of the area by sunrise tomorrow morning.
Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the 50's.
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