SE NM This Weekend. Cooler Temps - Heavy Rains/Flash Flood Watch.


8-9-2016
Shelf Cloud Approaching Carlsbad, New Mexico From The North.

(As Of 6 AM MDT This Morning).
















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8-9-2016
Shelf Cloud Approaching Carlsbad, New Mexico From The North.




A southward moving cold front (the first for this late summer season) is currently located in northeastern New Mexico. This cold front will continue to work its way southward today reaching southeastern New Mexico this evening. What a change that will bring. After seeing our afternoon high temps rise up into the mid 90's ahead of the front today they will fall down to near 80ºF to the mid-upper 80's Saturday and Sunday. These temperatures will be some 10-degrees below normal.


NDFD Storm Total Rainfall Amounts.
(Valid @ Noontime MDT Sunday, August 14, 2016).




Pockets of heavy rains have already fallen over southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas over the past three days. Radar estimates indicate that storm totals so far in a few isolated spots have been in the 3" to 6" range. Here in our home in Carlsbad I picked up another .71" yesterday afternoon, 1.66" over the past three days. This brings my August total to 1.74" and my Year-To-Date total to 4.56" which is still about two inches below normal. Glad to see the rains return and the 100+ºF temps go away believe me. 

As the cold front interacts with a very moist and unstable atmosphere today into Sunday morning thunderstorms are forecast to erupt over the area. Locally heavy rains and localized Flash Flooding will be a concern today into Sunday...thus the Flash Flood Watch for Eddy and Lea Counties and parts of West Texas. Another 2" to 4" of rain will be possible today into Sunday...this on top of what has already fallen. A few isolated spots may get more rain than this and some isolated spots may still see storm total rainfall amounts in the 5" to 10" range. 

The Theme For This Weekend:

TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN!

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

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