87% of the nation was below freezing at 7 AM MST this morning.
Lots of single digit low were reported across the area this morning. Because of the shallow depth of the arctic air mass entrenched over the eastern and southeastern plains our lows were colder than those in the Sacramento Mountains.
NWS MesoWest Reported High Temps This Afternoon.
Ditto for our afternoon high temps. Warmer in the mountains than on the plains.
The Artesia Climate Co-Op Station located 6 miles SSE of town recorded a low temperature of 7ºF this morning.
We start a climb out of the deep freeze on Wednesday with moderating temperatures for the next week or so. Nothing earth shattering on the near horizon temperature-wise or precipitation-wise. It may get windy this weekend as a weak storm passes by to our north.
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