Summary Of The High Wind/Blowing Dust Event - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.


12:56 PM MDT Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.

When I talk about those sudden drops in the visibility down to near zero during our dust storms this is a prime example of what I mean. I had just left the Gas Plant 18 miles west of Orla, Texas in northern Culberson County where I am employed when I snapped this photo. Our peak gust at the Plant was measured at 12:55 PM MDT/1:55 PM CDT form the southwest sustained at 43 mph with a peak gust to 66 mph.


1:06 PM MDT Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.

I drove about three miles down Farm Market Rd #652 when I pulled over and took this photo. Look closely and you can see a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper (DPS) behind the Semi Tractor Trailer. At times I couldn't see any of the vehicles in front of me.

2:13 PM MDT Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.

This carport in south Carlsbad apparently was blown down by the high winds and notice the shingle damage to the roof of the building. Damage like this was reported to be fairly widespread especially in the Artesia area Wednesday. 

Widespread Blowing Dust Wednesday Afternoon.


If you enlarge or zoom the picture in you can see that gypsum sand from White sands (white in color) is streaming northeastward across the Ruidoso and Roswell areas into the Texas Panhandle. Notice the color of the blowing dust originating in northern Mexico has a slight tanish tint to it compared with the blowing dust and sand in West Texas and the Panhandle area which is darker red in color. This is because of the different soil types being lofted into the air.

80 MPH Gusts Clocked In Seven Rivers!




A Davis Vantage Pro Personal Weather Station (PWS) located at the KOA Campground in Seven Rivers 17 miles north of Carlsbad clocked a peak wind gust of 80 mph twice Wednesday afternoon. Once at 2:30 PM MDT and again at 5:30 PM MDT.

Peak Wind Gusts Reported Wednesday.









Public Information Statement Spotter Reports National Weather Service El Paso TX 1237 AM MDT Thu Apr 11 2019 The following are unofficial observations taken during the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Skywarn spotters, news media, and mesonet operators including West Texas Mesonet and the Dona Ana County Flood Commission. This summary also is available on our home page at weather.gov/ElPaso. ***********************PEAK WIND GUST*********************** LOCATION MAX WIND TIME/DATE COMMENTS GUST OF MPH MEASUREMENT NEW MEXICO ...Dona Ana County... San Augustin Pass 102 410 PM 4/10 ELEV 5902 FT WMSR 1 NW WSMR Main Post 78 751 AM 4/10 ELEV 4318 FT AWS 1 SE WSMR Main Post 71 1230 PM 4/10 ELEV 4275 FT WSMR 1 SE WSMR Main Post 71 415 PM 4/10 ELEV 4190 FT WSMR 7 SW Northrup Strip 71 810 AM 4/10 ELEV 4039 FT WSMR 6 ESE WSMR Main Post 71 535 PM 4/10 ELEV 4006 FT WSMR 5 ENE WSMR Main Post 70 245 PM 4/10 ELEV 3955 FT WSMR 5 NE San Augustin Pa 70 355 PM 4/10 ELEV 5046 FT WSMR Northrup Strip 69 115 PM 4/10 ELEV 3907 FT WSMR 18 NE WSMR Main Post 66 1240 PM 4/10 ELEV 3951 FT WSMR 11 SW Northrup Strip 64 910 AM 4/10 ELEV 4321 FT WSMR 5 WNW Santa Teresa 63 435 PM 4/10 ELEV 4115 FT RSOIS Dripping Springs 61 326 PM 4/10 ELEV 5885 FT RAWS 11 NE Organ 61 501 PM 4/10 ELEV 6138 FT RAWS KLRU 61 235 PM 4/10 ELEV 4455 FT AWOS 6 WSW Las Cruces 59 600 PM 4/10 ELEV 4199 FT NMED 4 NNE Las Cruces 55 417 PM 4/10 ELEV 4237 FT AWS 5 SW Santa Teresa 54 600 PM 4/10 ELEV 4100 FT NMED 2 NW Santa Teresa 53 351 PM 4/10 ELEV 3812 FT CWOP 3 SE La Union 53 600 PM 4/10 ELEV 3810 FT NMED 5 WNW Santa Teresa 51 346 PM 4/10 ELEV 4117 FT AWS 2 E Chaparral 51 700 PM 4/10 ELEV 4100 FT NMED 5 NE Las Cruces 50 613 PM 4/10 ELEV 4321 FT CWOP 5 NNE Las Cruces 50 415 PM 4/10 ELEV 4324 FT DACFC 1 NE Las Cruces 50 1149 AM 4/10 ELEV 3956 FT AWS 12 WSW Las Cruces 48 307 PM 4/10 ELEV 4432 FT DACFC Organ 48 158 PM 4/10 ELEV 5174 FT DACFC 9 NE Las Cruces 47 315 PM 4/10 ELEV 4551 FT DACFC Sunland Park 47 200 PM 4/10 ELEV 3860 FT NMED 1 E Las Cruces 46 455 PM 4/10 ELEV 3996 FT AWS 3 NE Las Cruces 46 415 PM 4/10 ELEV 4255 FT WXUND 8 NE Las Cruces 46 216 PM 4/10 ELEV 4474 FT CWOP Anthony 45 500 PM 4/10 ELEV 3831 FT NMED 1 NE La Union 43 501 PM 4/10 ELEV 3787 FT CWOP 4 ENE Las Cruces 43 445 PM 4/10 ELEV 4265 FT DACFC La Union 42 507 PM 4/10 ELEV 3836 FT DACFC Talavera 42 614 PM 4/10 ELEV 4450 FT DACFC 4 NE Las Cruces 41 131 PM 4/10 ELEV 4267 FT CWOP 4 ESE Las Cruces 40 441 PM 4/10 ELEV 4133 FT AWS 2 E Chaparral 40 1044 AM 4/10 ELEV 4079 FT DACFC 6 NE Afton 40 450 PM 4/10 ELEV 4239 FT DACFC 2 WSW Las Cruces 40 140 PM 4/10 ELEV 3902 FT DACFC ...Grant County... Brushy Mountain 62 321 PM 4/10 ELEV 7555 FT CWOP 12 E Redrock 55 359 PM 4/10 ELEV 6965 FT RAWS 3 NE Faywood 51 245 PM 4/10 ELEV 5644 FT DTN KSVC 51 955 AM 4/10 ELEV 5443 FT AWOS 4 WSW Silver City 43 1116 AM 4/10 ELEV 6348 FT CWOP 3 N Camp Thunderbird 42 458 PM 4/10 ELEV 7175 FT RAWS Lake Roberts 40 1258 PM 4/10 ELEV 6031 FT EPZWXN ...Hidalgo County... 15 SSW Hachita 54 1140 AM 4/10 ELEV 4291 FT RAWS 2 N Rodeo 52 640 AM 4/10 ELEV 4104 FT DRI 14 SE Lordsburg 45 415 PM 4/10 ELEV 4305 FT DTN ...Luna County... 2 SE Deming 53 100 PM 4/10 ELEV 4308 FT NMED 13 SE Nutt 51 330 PM 4/10 ELEV 4630 FT DTN 11 NNE Deming 49 115 PM 4/10 ELEV 4692 FT DTN 10 W Sunshine 47 1215 PM 4/10 ELEV 4361 FT DTN ...Otero County... Cloudcroft 70 455 PM 4/10 ELEV 8670 FT AWS 3 NW Mayhill 69 1204 PM 4/10 ELEV 7160 FT WXUND 1 S Sunspot 68 415 PM 4/10 ELEV 9082 FT RAWS 1 SW High Rolls 66 1206 PM 4/10 ELEV 6841 FT CWOP 1 S Sunspot 63 325 PM 4/10 ELEV 9190 FT WXUND Holloman AFB 63 1158 AM 4/10 AWOS Sunspot 61 715 PM 4/10 ELEV 9255 FT WSMR 14 WNW Orogrande 61 505 PM 4/10 ELEV 4040 FT WSMR 28 ENE Orogrande 59 137 PM 4/10 ELEV 4886 FT RAWS Mescalero 58 441 PM 4/10 ELEV 6227 FT RAWS 9 W Tularosa 57 1125 AM 4/10 ELEV 4050 FT WSMR KALM 56 535 PM 4/10 ELEV 4196 FT AWOS 1 NNE Mayhill 54 1201 PM 4/10 ELEV 6471 FT RAWS 15 W Orogrande 51 420 PM 4/10 ELEV 4029 FT WSMR 10 NW Tularosa 49 1135 AM 4/10 ELEV 4237 FT WSMR Timberon 47 515 PM 4/10 ELEV 7001 FT CWOP 3 E Weed 46 1240 PM 4/10 ELEV 7041 FT CWOP Miller Flats 46 1239 PM 4/10 ELEV 6875 FT WXUND Sixteen Springs 45 347 PM 4/10 ELEV 7377 FT CWOP 3 NW Mayhill 44 1247 PM 4/10 ELEV 7149 FT CWOP 2 SE Alamogordo 43 1240 PM 4/10 ELEV 4427 FT CWOP 6 SW Cloudcroft 42 1000 AM 4/10 ELEV 9446 FT CWOP 2 N Alamogordo 41 1205 PM 4/10 ELEV 4484 FT CWOP 1 E Tularosa 41 403 PM 4/10 ELEV 4530 FT CWOP ...Sierra County... 3 NNE Capitol Peak 68 305 PM 4/10 ELEV 4679 FT WSMR 20 WNW Tularosa 64 1145 AM 4/10 ELEV 4055 FT WSMR 22 NW Tularosa 58 1130 AM 4/10 ELEV 4085 FT WSMR KTCS 58 1146 AM 4/10 ASOS 16 NNW Northrup Stri 56 335 PM 4/10 ELEV 4058 FT WSMR Winston 52 1128 AM 4/10 ELEV 6192 FT EPZWXN Spaceport America 52 1050 AM 4/10 ELEV 4597 FT AWOS Hillsboro 51 1025 AM 4/10 ELEV 5270 FT EPZWXN 26 NE Engle 50 100 PM 4/10 ELEV 5124 FT WSMR 3 SE Cutter 49 1115 AM 4/10 ELEV 4641 FT DTN 4 SE Upham 49 1130 AM 4/10 ELEV 4398 FT DTN 2 N Arrey 43 1030 AM 4/10 ELEV 4197 FT CWOP TEXAS ...El Paso County... South Franklin Peak 88 553 PM 4/10 ELEV 6614 FT CWOP 13 NNE El Paso 75 425 PM 4/10 ELEV 4055 FT AWS 9 NNE El Paso 73 515 PM 4/10 NWS Employee 10 NNE El Paso 70 800 PM 4/10 ELEV 3958 FT TCEQ 6 NE El Paso 68 1136 PM 4/10 ELEV 3905 FT AWS KELP 67 1112 PM 4/10 ELEV 3918 FT ASOS 2 E Montana Vista 62 433 PM 4/10 ELEV 4087 FT WXUND 3 E El Paso 59 955 PM 4/10 ELEV 3706 FT AWS 11 NE El Paso 58 1101 AM 4/10 ELEV 4007 FT CWOP 5 ESE El Paso 56 1000 AM 4/10 ELEV 3681 FT TCEQ 2 E Clint 56 404 PM 4/10 ELEV 3689 FT WXUND 2 WNW El Paso 54 1100 AM 4/10 ELEV 3799 FT TCEQ 5 NNE El Paso 53 1017 AM 4/10 ELEV 3998 FT AWS 9 SW El Paso 52 500 PM 4/10 ELEV 3661 FT TCEQ 7 NNE El Paso 52 1257 PM 4/10 ELEV 4099 FT AWS 2 SW Hueco Tanks 51 417 PM 4/10 ELEV 4490 FT WXUND 1 NW El Paso 50 500 PM 4/10 ELEV 3799 FT TCEQ 5 ENE El Paso 50 1000 PM 4/10 ELEV 3740 FT TCEQ 1 N Socorro 50 1100 AM 4/10 ELEV 3639 FT TCEQ 6 E El Paso 49 150 PM 4/10 ELEV 3745 FT WXUND Fabens 48 254 PM 4/10 ELEV 3610 FT WXUND 11 NW El Paso 47 526 PM 4/10 ELEV 3959 FT AWS 6 NW El Paso 47 545 PM 4/10 ELEV 3745 FT CWOP 3 NW El Paso 46 421 PM 4/10 ELEV 3967 FT AWS 2 SSE Clint 46 454 PM 4/10 ELEV 3638 FT WXUND 1 N Horizon City 46 449 PM 4/10 ELEV 4030 FT WXUND 8 NW El Paso 45 1023 AM 4/10 ELEV 3931 FT AWS 6 NNW El Paso 45 500 PM 4/10 ELEV 4693 FT CWOP 11 SE El Paso 45 621 PM 4/10 ELEV 3678 FT AWS 1 SE Tornillo 44 259 PM 4/10 ELEV 3582 FT WXUND Clint 43 444 PM 4/10 ELEV 3640 FT WXUND 6 NW El Paso 43 1032 AM 4/10 ELEV 4078 FT AWS 13 E El Paso 42 1100 PM 4/10 ELEV 3950 FT AWS 3 W Horizon City 42 514 PM 4/10 ELEV 3858 FT WXUND 4 NW Fabens 42 239 PM 4/10 ELEV 3625 FT WXUND 6 NNW El Paso 41 1046 AM 4/10 ELEV 4500 FT CWOP 9 NNE El Paso 40 1030 AM 4/10 ELEV 3943 FT WXUND ...Hudspeth County... 1 SSE Sierra Blanca 59 117 PM 4/10 ELEV 4560 FT WTMESO 15 ENE Dell City 44 153 PM 4/10 ELEV 3873 FT RAWS Fort Hancock 41 1245 PM 4/10 ELEV 3560 FT EPZWXN 11 N Allamoore 41 137 PM 4/10 ELEV 5407 FT WXUND $$ Hardiman

Local Damages & Photos Reported From Wednesday's High Winds.
















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