October 2nd, 2018.
I Took This Somewhere Along The Kancamagus Highway In The White Mountain National Forecast Of New Hampshire.
Arctic Cold Front Has Arrived.
RTMA 24-Hour Temperature Change.
(As Of 5:15 PM MDT Sunday).
Valid At 5 PM MDT Sunday.
NWS MesoWest Wind Chill Temperatures.
(Valid At 5 PM MDT Sunday).
Hello winter some of us have missed you while others of us not so much. A potent arctic cold front moved through Carlsbad around 3:30 PM this afternoon. Temperatures are falling across the region behind the front. As of 5 PM MDT regional temperatures ranged from 71º at Guadalupe Pass (Carlsbad reached a high of 79º today) to 63º in Carlsbad, 54º in Artesia, 46º in Roswell and Hobbs to 34º in Clovis. Falling temperatures will occur throughout the night along with gusty northerly to northeasterly winds. Wind chill temperatures at 5 PM were already as low as 20º in Clovis and 13º in Clayton.
So its never been this cold so early right. No that not right. Something similar happened in October of 2000. Take a look at some of the local daily highs and lows recorded in Artesia. Summer prevailed with a high of 98º on the 3rd but artic air invaded on the 8th, 9th, and 10th with highs of only 43º, 43º, and 42º. With their first freeze on the 10th. That with a cold rain made for one miserable start to the fall.
Monday's Going To Be Cold!
Low clouds are forecast to increase area wide tonight in the cold northeasterly low-level upslope flow behind the arctic cold frontal passage. This will lead to areas of light rain or light drizzle with pockets of freezing light rain and freezing light drizzle over and near the Guadalupe Mountains and Eastern Plains. Monday will be raw and cold so bundle up those kiddos for school. Fireplace weather has returned.
NWS NDFD Storm Total Snowfall Forecast.
Valid Tonight Through Noon MDT Wednesday.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!