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Snow In The Guadalupe's & Sac's Overnight & Rain Upon The SE Plains.

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Blog Updated At 10:12 AM MDT.

Snow In The Sacramento Mtn's Overnight.

Russia Canyon South Of Cloudcroft.

Courtesy Of Sharon Smith   Via The Cloudcroft Chamber Of Commerce Facebook Page.
Ski Apache Web Cam.

Captured At  7:13 AM MDT This Halloween Morning.
Ruidoso Web Cam.
Captured At 8:04 AM MDT This Morning.
Cloudcroft Hwy 82 Web Cam.
Captured At 7:36 AM MDT This Halloween Morning.
Timberon Web Cam.
Captured At 7:30 AM MDT This Halloween Morning.
Local web cams from the Sacramento Mountains of South-Central New Mexico this morning were showing light snow falling. A dusting covered the grassy areas of Ski Apache, Cloudcroft, and Timberon as of 7-8 AM. Local New Mexico CoCoRaHS reports as of 8 AM indicated that 0.2"of snowfall fell 0.4 miles east-southeast of Cloudcroft and 0.1" 2.3 miles south of town.
Cannon AFB west of Clovis was reporting light sleet with a temp of 38ºF at 6 AM this morning. Between 2:32 AM and 2:51 AM MDT early this morning Guadalupe Pass was reporting a mix of…

Colder Today & Halloween With A Few Lowland Showers & Mtn Snow Showers.

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Water Vapor Satellite Image.
Valid At 3:42 AM MDT This Morning.
RAP 500 MB (18,000') Analysis.
Valid At 3 AM MDT This Morning.
GFS 500 MB (18,000') Analysis.
Valid At Midnight Last Night.
Surface Map Analysis.
Valid At Midnight Last Night.
A small closed upper level low was located near San Diego, California early this morning and is forecast to move rapidly eastward across southern New Mexico today into Halloween as it opens up and weakens. 
A strong backdoor cold front was located between Roswell and Clovis as of 5 AM this morning and is moving rapidly southward and westward. After seeing high temperatures in the mid to upper 70's yesterday today's highs will be some 20 to 30 degrees colder behind the cold front. North to northeast winds are gusting in the 25 to 35 mph range behind the front. A High Wind Warning is in effect for Guadalupe Pass for this evening through Tuesday morning where northeast winds are forecast to gust up to 50 mph.
 NWS NDFD Forecast High Temperature…

First Freeze Of The Season Overnight.

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NWS MesoWest Reported Low Temperatures This Morning.









Local Reported Low Temperatures This Morning.
West Cox Canyon PWS.

Unofficially the coldest reading I could find locally is the 23ºF reported by the West Cox Canyon Personal Weather Station (PWS) south of Cloudcroft this morning. 
Cottonwood PWS.

The Cottonwood Davis Personal Weather Station (PWS) recorded a low of 28ºF this morning for one of the coldest readings in the valley. 
Whitney Farms PWS.

Southeast of Roswell in the East Grand Plains area the Whitney Farms Davis Personal Weather Station (PWS) recorded a low of 29ºF. Officially (as of 6 AM) the Roswell Airport ASOS only dropped down to 33ºF. Its possible that when the new synoptic observation comes in at noon that a colder reading will be reported. Typically the coldest temperature occur around sunrise and often in the colder months the coldest reading will occur after 6 AM but will not be reported until the noon observation. Or with the time change coming up next Sunday the nex…

Temperatures At Noon MDT Today.

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Temperatures At Noon MDT Today.





This Mornings Cold Front.
At 6 AM MDT This Morning.

At 9 AM MDT This Morning.

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Friday's Highs 30 To 35 Degrees Colder Than Today's Behind Tonight's Cold Front.

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Temperatures At 3 PM MDT Today.

Temperature Anomalies At 3 PM MDT Today.

Temperatures have dropped down into the 20's and low 30's across much of Wyoming and the upper 30's to low 40's across northern and eastern Colorado as of 3 PM MDT this afternoon. These readings are ranging from 25ºF to 40ºF below normal behind a strong cold front that is moving southward. 


Meanwhile ahead of the southward advancing backdoor cold front our temperatures in Southeastern New Mexico have climbed up into the mid and upper 80's. So far we have manged to reach 88ºF here at our home in NW Carlsbad
Regional High Temperatures As Of 4 PM MDT Today.

Strong Backdoor Cold Front Comes Knocking Tonight.
NWS NDFD Forecast High Temperatures Friday.

Temperature Departures From Normal Friday.

After seeing our afternoon highs climb up into the mid to upper 80's today which is some 10ºF to 15ºF above normal for the date, our highs tomorrow will only be in the 50's here in Southeastern New Mexi…

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