Blog Updated @ 2:15 PM MDT Sunday, June 12, 2016.
West Texas MCS Overnight Produces Lots Of Lightning Strikes.
Note: The Midland NWS Office reported in their Area Forecast Discussion (AFD) this morning that there were over 5,000 lightning strikes in the Permian Basin between midnight CDT last night and 4:45 AM CDT this morning. They also picked up 2.47" of rain overnight at their office.
Law Enforcement also reported golf ball size hail 8 miles southeast of Lovington, and a power pole blown down at this location at 5:52 MDT yesterday evening during a Severe Thunderstorm in Lea County.
Heavy Rain Falls Across Parts Of West Texas.
( As Of 8 AM MDT This Morning.)
(As Of 9 AM CDT This Morning).
Hot Week Ahead.
Valid @ 6 PM MDT Monday, June 13, 2016.
This upcoming week promises to be seasonably hot across the local area. Depicted above is this mornings NAM-WRF models forecast highs for Monday. Current NWS forecasts are coming in a couple of degrees cooler for Monday. So it appears that we will flirt with 100ºF or higher temps this week. One model run has Carlsbad at 106ºF for a high next Saturday.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!