Just like that, in typical southeastern New Mexico fashion, we go from bust to boom, from drought to heavy rains and severe weather...almost in a day's time. Thunderstorms are returning starting today and will continue into Saturday.
We are rolling into the heart of our severe weather season which is mid May through mid June. The good news is some badly needed rains will fall...the bad news is that these may be accompanied by bouts of severe thunderstorms today into Saturday.
Today's severe weather threats for the southeastern plains of New Mexico include large hail and possibly some damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 58 mph. Today's thunderstorms should be fairly isolated and I think that most of us will not see much if any rain due to this factor.
Better chances for thunderstorms, some of which may be severe, and more widespread rainfall, will exists tomorrow into Saturday. Large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts, locally heavy rainfall, along with the possibility of localized flash flooding will be possible with any severe thunderstorm that occurs across the local area.
Supercell thunderstorms may get rather robust and strong, especially on Friday, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a few tornadoes spin up. Especially as the atmosphere destabilizes as the upper level storm to our west gets closer.
Here is a list of links to help keep you, your family, friends, and co-workers safe over the next couple of days:
National Weather Service Mobile Phone App Link for your phones-
Midland National Weather Service Web Page-http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf/
Midland National Weather Service FaceBook Page-
Midland National Weather Service Office Twitter Account-
Albuquerque National Weather Service Office Web Page-
Albuquerque National Weather Service FaceBook Page-
Albuquerque National Weather Service Office Twitter Account-
El Paso National Weather Service Office Web Page-
El Paso National Weather Service Office FaceBook Page-
El Paso National Weather Service Office Twitter Account-
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Web Page-
My Web Page-
Stay safe everyone and here's hoping you get soaked!!!
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