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Deep Shadows Of Mid-Winter.

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December 30th, 2018. Northeast of Cloudcroft, New Mexico on State Hwy 244.
I was mesmerized by the sharp contrast between the bright daylight reflecting off of the freshly fallen snow and the deep shadows at the edge of the trees. Fresh animal tracks in the snow added to the beauty of it all.
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Mind Numbing Cold This Week In The Midwest/Great Lakes Areas.

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Blog Updated At 2:16 PM MST Sunday.

January 18th, 2019 Northeast Of  Whites City, New Mexico.
Blowing dust kicked up by northerly wind gusts of around 40 mph formed along the leading edge of a fast southward moving cold front Friday, January 19th. Until we get a soaking rain or a good wet snow this trend is likely to continue into Spring. 
Brutally Cold In Canada This Morning.
Temperatures At 7 AM MST.

Wind Chill Temperatures At 7 AM MST,


RTMA Temperatures At 7 AM MST.


RTMA Wind Chill Temperatures At 7 AM MST.

Record Lows Reported This Morning.

NWS Duluth Minnesota Low Temperatures This Morning.

Very cold in the Northland at 7AM this morning. Yes the map shows air temperatures not wind chill temperatures. Kabetogama General Store just reported -49. Thanks to all of our NWS Cooperative Observers.
Reported Low Temperatures This Morning.

It Was Chilly Last Night.

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Inn Of The Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, NM - Dec 30th, 2018.
RTMA Temperatures At 6 AM MST This Morning.

NWS MesoWest Reported Overnight Low Temps.

Davis WeatherLink PWS Low Temperatures.

Weather Underground PWS Low Temperatures.

It was just a tad chilly this morning with most of the valley locations reporting lows in the teens and 20's. The Arteisa Climate Co-Op Station came in with a low of 18ºF, Carlsbad Airport 21ºF, and the Roswell Airport 19ºF. Here at our home in Carlsbad I dipped down to 23ºF.
On this date in 1971 Prospect Creek, Alaska plunged to -80ºF to establish the coldest official temperature ever recorded in the United States. 
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Cold Front Knocks Temps Back Down Closer To Normal.

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Artesia, NM Sunset - January 19th, 2019.
Strong Cold Front Knocks Temps Down Closer To Normal.
RTMA Temperatures At 4 PM MST Today.


24-Hour Temperature Change.

Wind Chill Temperatures At 4 PM MST Today.


Surface Map Forecast Valid At 1 PM MST Today.

NWS MesoWest Reported High Temperatures Today.

A strong southward moving cold front blasted through the area around noontime today. Rapidly falling temperatures accompanied the frontal passage along with northerly winds gusting between 35-50 mph. Local areas of blowing dust briefly lowered the visibility in some locations as well. Wind chills dropped down into the single digits and teens across northeastern and eastern New Mexico this morning behind the front. Temperatures locally were some 25º to 35º colder compared to yesterday's readings as of 4 PM MST. 
Cold Tonight - But Closer To Normal For The Date.
NWS NDFD Forecast Low Temperatures By Wednesday Morning.


NWS NDFD 7-Day Forecast High/Low Temps.

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SE NM Historical Climate Review Of Years With Annual Low Temps Of 0ºF Or Colder.

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December 30th, 2018. White Mountain - Old Baldy - Sierra Blanca Peak West Of Ruidoso, NM.
Years With Annual Low Temperatures 0ºF Or Colder. (National Weather Service Climate Co-Op Station Data).





Note: Light blue shaded columns indicate years that data is being reported. Gray shaded columns indicate years of missing data or data that is no longer being reported due to a station closure. 
New Mexico Climate Summary - January, 1962.

Local Climate Data Summary - January 1962.

Extremely Cold Low Temperatures During January 1962.
January 11th and 12th, 1962 saw some of the coldest temperatures ever officially recorded by our local National Weather Service Climate Co-Op Stations. This bitterly event was exceeded in terms of all-time lowest temperatures that occurred on February 1905 and in February 1933. And in a few cases the February 2011 event.
 The extremely cold record low temperatures recorded in Southeastern New Mexico on February 8th, 1933 still stand as most of the local areas coldest ever of…

Peak Wind Gusts Reported - Friday Jan 18, 2019.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico - December 30th, 2018.
Peak Wind Gusts Reported Friday.


Peak Wind Gust At The Artesia Airport.

At 1:55 PM MST Friday afternoon the Artesia Airport AWOS clocked a peak wind gust of 62 mph. The Guadalupe Pass ASOS clocked a peak gust of 67 mph at 3:51 PM MST.
NWS Albuquerque Peak Wind Gust Reports.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM 454 PM MST FRI JAN 18 2019PRELIMINARY PEAK NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND GUST REPORTS ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FOR THE LAST 18 HOURS. ...COUNTY... PEAK GUST TIME/DATE OF LOCATION /MPH/ MEASUREMENT ...BERNALILLO COUNTY... ALBUQUERQUE 5 S 52 148 PM 1/18 - KABQ ASOS. ALBUQUERQUE 10 WNW 44 347 PM 1/18 - KAEG AWOS. ...CHAVES COUNTY... ROSWELL 61 1232 PM 1/18 BITTER LAKE WILDLIFE REF 14 NNE 56 1137 AM 1/18 ROSWELL 4 SSE …

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