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Front Has Arrived - Colder Today.

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06Z/11 PM MST NAM/WRF Temp Forecast Valid @ 5 PM MST Today.
As of 5 AM MST this morning the arctic cold front had passed through all of southeastern New Mexico. Colder air will overspread the area today behind the front with our afternoon highs only forecast to be in the upper 30's to the low-mid 40's.
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Beautiful Today - Turning Windy & Colder Sunday.

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Blog Updated @ 9:41 AM MST.

Visible Satellite Image @ 8:45 AM MST This Morning.

Dense fog and freezing fog developed over parts of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas early this morning. This Visible Satellite image depicts this very well. Local visibility's have dropped down to under a 1/4 of a mile in some locations.

Cottonwood Checked In With A Low Of 16 This Morning. This Is The Coldest Temp I Could Find In SE NM.
RAP Temperatures @ 7 AM MST.
NAM/WRF Forecast Temps @ 3 PM MST Today.
NAM/WRF Forecast Temps @ 3 PM MST Sunday.
Low temperatures across southeastern New Mexico were close to seasonal normal's this morning. My low temp here at our home in Carlsbad was 21.
Colder Sunday.
 A nice day is in store for the area today with highs in the 50's to near 60
Roswell, NM Temp Forecast.
Artesia, NM Temp Forecast.
Carlsbad, NM Temp Forecast.
Hobbs, NM Temp Forecast.
Ruidoso, NM Temp Forecast.
Early tomorrow morning a cold front will move southward into the local area...thus kn…

2013 Rainfall Totals For New Mexico - One Extreme To The Other.

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Maps Are Courtesy Of The NWS AHPS Precipitation Page.
Rainfall over New Mexico was highly variable in 2013. Southeastern New Mexico rainfall totals especially show this variability. Extreme east-central Eddy County near the Lea County line are estimated to have received up to around 25"of rainfall this year. I believe this to be a reasonable estimation.
 Check out the CoCoRaHSand National Weather Service Climate Co-Op rainfall (courtesy of the Midland,Albuquerque, and El Paso NWS Offices) totals for 2013.
Queen 33.3 WSW Carlsbad 27.58" Carlsbad 3.4 N 17.29" Carlsbad 6.8 NW 16.57" Carlsbad 2.1 NNW 16.35" Carlsbad 2.2 N 16.27"
Like most of New Mexico not all of Eddy County had heavy rain.
Carlsbad Airport 11.38" Carlsbad Climate 10.84" Artesia 15.5 S 10.60" Carlsbad 17.1 NW 9.71" Artesia 6 S 9.61" Artesia 3.5 NNE 8.33"
Its a little crazy how heavy rains favored isolated areas this year while most of southeastern New Mexico, lik…

Colder Weather Coming? (+playlist)

Its Not CO2 - Its The Sun!
200 years of high Sunspot activity is coming to an end, just as the Sun comes to the end of its 22 year long Sunspot Cycle. Global Cooling is coming not Global Warming.
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Bite-Sized Science: The mPING App

Everybody talks about the weather. And we all know that the weather that you may be experiencing is not always the same that your family or friends may be experiencing at times. 
Now you can report your local weather conditions from your current location via your smart phone, to your local National Weather Service Forecast Office. Simply download the App which is free, and then enter your current weather from your current location. Your reports will aide them in getting a clearer picture of your local weather...not just what the radar is seeing.
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Upper-Level Low Over West Texas.

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Water Vapor Satellite Image @ 12:15 PM MST Today.
Cool shot of the upper-level low located over west Texas.
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Meteorologist Joe Bastardi Warned Of A Cold 2013-2014 Winter In 2010.

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Local Rainfall & Snowfall Totals.

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Snow Falling Across The Sacramento's. 
Cloudcroft, NM @ 7:18 AM MST This Morning.
Cloudcroft, NM @ 8:50 AM MST This Morning.
Cloudcroftmeasured 7.1" of snowfallovernight, as of 7 AM MST anyway. The top photo above shows them fogged in at 7:18 AM MST this morning. At 8:50 AM MST this morning snow was once again falling. As per theEl Paso NWS Facebook Page they have now picked up a total of 8"of snow from this storm. Additional snowfall reports via the CoCoRaHS Networkare available...as well as courtesy of the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office
Ruidoso, NM At 7:19 AM MST This Morning.
Ruidoso, NM @ 9:02 AM MST This Morning.

Ski Apache @ 9:08 AM MST This Morning.
As of Noon MST Ski Apache had picked up 6" of snow from the storm and its snowing hard again. This brings their season snowfall total to 21.2".

7" Of New Snow This Morning @ Ski Cloudcroft.
 Water Vapor Satellite Image @ 8:15 AM MST This Morning.
Visible Satellite Image @ 8:15 AM MST This Morning.
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Our Storm Has Arrived - Moderate Rains Over SE NM.

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Water Vapor Satellite Image @ 12:15 PM MST This Afternoon.
IR Satellite Image @ 12:15 PM MST Today.
Temperatures @ 11 AM MST Today.
National Temperature @ 11 AM MST This Morning.
Regional Temps @ 11 AM MST This Morning.
Regional Temps @ 11 AM MST This Morning.
Regional Temps @ 11 AM MST This Morning.

NWS Mesonet Rainfall Reports As Of 1 PM MST Today.
This Mornings 17Z/10 AM MST Simulated Radar Forecast. Valid @ 5 PM MST This Afternoon.
This Mornings 17Z/10 AM MST Total Rainfall Forecast. Valid @ 5 PM MST This Afternoon.
Cloudcroft picked up about 1/2" of snow earlier this morning but currently has stopped (as of 12:45 PM MST anyway) via their Web Cam. Rain has overspread the southeastern plains of New Mexico. At times it has been moderate to heavy in a few spots. As of 1:13  PM MST this afternoon I have measured .21" here at my home in Carlsbad. 
Light Freezing Rain has been reported in the Tatum area with some light accumulation on exposed surfaces. The latest temp in Tatum at 1 PM MS…

Heavy Snows For The Sac's - Heavy Snow & Rain For SE NM.

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Strong Winter Storm Headed Our Way.
Water Vapor Satellite Image Valid @ 5:15 AM MST This Morning.
Last Nights ECMWF 500 MB Forecast. Valid @ 5 AM MST This Morning.
Take a look at the Water Vapor satellite image above. You can see that the center of the closed 500 millibar low was located just west of the central Baja Peninsula at 5:15 AM MST this morning. This is a little further south than what the models had been forecasting. Last nights European (ECMWF) model (graphic above) came fairly close with its forecast at sunrise this morning on the position of the storm. 
There appears be the possibility that this storm is going to continue to dig a little further to the south than originally forecast, slow down in its forward or eastward movement, and possibly deepen some more. Should this happen then we will end up seeing more snow across southeastern New Mexico, and parts of west Texas than is currently being forecast. This has happened many times in the past with these closed or cutoff l…

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