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Unusually Warm Today - Windy Too.

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Unusually Warm Today.
RAP Forecast Temperatures @ 3 PM MST This Afternoon.
Today will be unusually warm across southeastern New Mexico with our afternoon highs forecast to range from near 80 to the low 80's. These temperatures will be some 15-25 degrees above normal. Similar readings are expected for Friday. A few daily record high temp records may come close to being tied or broken today and tomorrow.

A surface low located over northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado combined with a tight surface pressure gradient has caused dry downsloping westerly winds to really scream this morning across the northeastern plains. The Crews Airport at Raton clocked a peak wind gust of 82 mph at 5:04 AM MST this morning.

High Wind Warnings are in effect for much of New Mexico today from the northern mountains eastward out into parts of the northeastern and eastern plains near the mountains. West winds sustained at around 40-55 mph with gusts to 75 mph and occasionally higher are forecast…

Rare Winter Storm Leaves Students, Drivers Stranded In Deep South.

Rare Winter Storm Leaves Students, Drivers Stranded In Deep South.

Atlanta Gridlock.
Rescue efforts are under way Wednesday morning after thousands of schoolchildren and hundreds of drivers in the Deep South spent the night stranded at schools and along ice-covered highways following a rare winter storm that brought freezing rain, snow and bitter cold to the region. The National Guard is sending military Humvees onto Atlanta’s snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to students on them, Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday. Several inches of snow blanketed the region the day before. Deal said the Georgia State Patrol is also sending troopers to schools where children remain stuck after spending the night in classrooms. His statement says state transportation crews are continuing to treat roads and bring gas to stranded motorists. The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction! 
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Ice Storm Strands Thousands in Ill-Equipped South.

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Ice Storm Strands Thousands in Ill-Equipped South
Traffic inched along the connector of Interstate's 75 & 85 in Atlanta on Tuesday. Courtesy of Ben Gray/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via the Associated Press.
ATLANTA — Thousands of commuters were trapped in cars overnight on highways in the greater Atlanta area, hundreds of students remained inside dozens of schools Wednesday morning and at least 50 children spent the night on school buses because of an ice storm that is still gripping the deepest parts of the South. Residents ran out of medicine, a baby was born to a stranded mother and pleas for help flooded Twitter and Facebook as a region that rarely deals with ice and snow came to a screeching halt during a rare meteorological event that was still icing points this morning as far south as Brownsville, Tex.
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Changes In Our Local Wx Are Coming.

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Blog Updated @ 10:58 AM MST This Morning.

Temperatures @ 5 AM MST This Morning.



NWS Mesonet High Temps Yesterday.

NWS Mesonet Low Temps This Morning.

NWS Climate Co-Op & ASOS/AWOS Regional Low Temps This Morning.


Changes Coming Starting Thursday.
Last Nights 00Z/5 PM MST ECMWF 500 MB Forecast. Valid @ 5 PM MST Friday, January 31, 2014.
For the past month an unusually strong ridge (West Coast Death Ridge) of high pressure (500 MB) has been more or less anchored just off the Western U.S. Coastline. Finally the models are showing signs of this ridge breaking down. A disturbance diving southward out of northwestern Canada and into the Pacific Northwest tonight into Friday will help to break this ridge down. By Friday at sunset a trough of low pressure (500 MB) will be sweeping across the state. 
Last Nights 00Z/5 PM MST ECMWF Temp Anomaly Forecast. Valid @ 5 PM MST Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Arctic air continues its grip over southeastern New Mexico and west Texas this morning with local t…

Colder In The Southeastern Plains This AM Than In Cloudcroft & Sunspot.

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Temps @ 7 AM MST This Morning.



Canadian (GEM) Forecast Temps. Valid @ 5 PM MST Today.

NWS Mesonet Lows Reported This Morning.






This morning was one of those rare occasions when our low temperatures in southeastern New Mexico were colder than some low temps in the Sacramento mountains. The higher elevations of the Sac's in the Sunspot and Cloudcroft areas are reporting lows in the 20's, while lows across southeastern New Mexico are in the single digits and teens. 
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Regional Temps At 3 PM MST.

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Temperatures @ 3 PM MST.



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Tumbleweed Invasion In Clovis, NM This Morning!

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Blog updated @ 10:20 PM MST.

Tumbleweed drift in Clovis, New Mexico (Photo: Duane Chase).






Welcome To Tumbleweed Hell.

This is just friggin nuts even by New Mexico's standards!!!
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A Cold Reality.

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A Cold Reality. By Alan Caruba.

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"It’s not as if those in the Northeast have not experienced bone-chilling cold or that it is predicted to extend from the Midwest down into our southern States. There may possibly be a snow storm that will require the National Football League to reschedule the Sunday, February 2ndSuperbowl at the MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Crews spent 18 hours working to remove the snow from last week’s storm.
A visit to IceAgeNow.info yielded headlines of news stories last week that included “Record Cold—Millions of Americans hit by Propane Shortage”, “Ice and Snow Closed Texas highways This Morning”, “Ice-cover Shuts Down Work on New Hudson River Bridge”, and so you understand this is a global phenomenon, “Kashmir—Heaviest January Snowfall in a Decade”, “Heavy Snowfall Sweeps Eastern Turkey”, “Romania—Heavy Snowfall and Blizzard”. And “Bangkok Suffers Coldest Night in Three Decades—Death Roll Mounts.”
Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo of WeatherBell Analyt…

North Wind Gust To 60+ MPH With Arctic Frontal Passage.

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Temps @ 5 AM MST This Morning.



Forecast Temps @ 5 PM MST This Afternoon.

Peak Wind Gusts Overnight.



If your shutters on your windows were rattling between 2 and 3 AM this morning it was because of the arrival of the arctic cold front. The Bat Draw Raws clocked a peak gust out of the north of 64 mph, the Caprock Raws 62 mph, and the Clovis Municipal Airport 61 mph. Blowing dust also accompanied the frontal passage.The visibility dropped down to 1 mile in blowing dust in a few spots during the highest wind gusts.
Local temperatures at 6 AM MST this morning are in the upper 20's to near 32F. Wind chill values are ranging between 10F - 20F. Most of southeastern New Mexico will only see high temperatures this afternoon in the 30's with a few spots flirting with the 40-degree mark.
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