Thunderstorms Return. Wet & Cool May In New Mexico.
Atmosphere Becomes Unstable Again.
Low level Gulf of Mexico moisture has returned to southeastern New Mexico this morning as the dryline has backed to the west of us along the east slopes of the Guadalupe, Sacramento, and Capitan Mountains. Dew point temperatures as of 8 AM MDT this morning ranged from 32 in Ruidoso, 37 in Mayhill, 48 in Roswell, 50 in Artesia, 59 in Carlsbad, 66 in Hobbs, to 44 at Guadalupe Pass.
The dryline will move little today and as an upper level disturbance approaches from the southwest this afternoon and evening scattered thunderstorms are forecast to break out. A few of these will be marginally severe or perhaps severe with the main threat being large hail.
As the upper level low to our west swings by to the north of us on Thursday the atmosphere is forecast to remain unstable with the dryline still to our west. Therefore another round of thunderstorms are forecast with some of these becoming severe.
Valid @ Noon MDT Saturday.
Thunderstorms will return again Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning as another upper level disturbance approaches from the southwest, and a cold front moves southward down the eastern one half of the state. Our high temperatures today will range from 90 to the low 90's. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80's to near 90. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90's and Saturdays high temperatures will cool down to the upper 70's to the low 80's behind the cold front.
Valid @ 6 AM MDT Sunday.
Wet May In New Mexico.
(As Of May 27th).
New Mexico CoCoRaHS Station- Texico 13.6 miles North (NM-CR-20) in Curry Co: May rainfall so far= 12.36". YTD 16.63". http://www.cocorahs.org/. NWS AHPS graphic above verify's Curry Co is the wettest area of the state so far this May, Here at our home in Carlsbad my May rainfall total stands at 3.13" bringing the year-to-date total to 6.24". Thunderstorms make a return this afternoon into Thursday and again Friday afternoon into the weekend.
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