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Eddy County Plains & Guadalupe Mtn's

Guadalupe Mtn's In Culberson County

Chaves County Plains & Mtn's

Lea County

Lincoln County

Otero County

Peak Wind Gusts Reported Thu Dec 30, 2010.

High Winds Rake SE NM Yesterday!

Southwesterly to westerly winds cranked up across southeastern New Mexico overnight Wednesday, and continued into Thursday night. The Artesia Airport reported a peak gust from the southwest of 60 mph at 3:10 AM MST Thursday morning. 

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Midland, Texas is reporting in this mornings Area Forecast Discussion (AFD), that the Guadalupe Pass ASOS (Automated Surface Observing Station) reported a peak wind gust of 105 knots, or 121 mph yesterday afternoon. I am waiting to see if this was indeed a valid report. It's a little odd though, since the Bowl Raws equipment located just north of Guadalupe Peak, reported a peak wind gust of only 79 mph

Today is going to be another windy day across southeastern New Mexico. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the lower elevations of southeastern New Mexico today, as well as the Sacramento Mountains. Westerly winds are forecast to increase to 25-35G50 mph later this morning, and continue into late this afternoon.

 A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains until 5 PM MST this afternoon. Westerly winds are forecast to increase to 40-60G100 mph today! Travel may become downright dangerous, if not impossible through Guadalupe Pass, and some road closures may occur in the area due to the extreme crosswinds.

Some wind damage may occur with some of the stronger gusts, especially in and near the mountains. Small trees and tree limbs may be blown down, roof damage may occur, agricultural irrigation sprinklers may be blown away, small barns and sheds may be damaged, some west facing windows may be blown out, and some roadway signs could be blown down. Power lines, and other lines and cables may also be blown down in the stronger gusts.

Areas of blowing dust may develop across the local area today, in spite of the light rain/snow showers last night. Sudden drops in the visibility down to near zero, with little to no advanced warning, will occur near and close to the normally dust prone areas. Such as; freshly plowed, or open/exposed farmland and fields, lots, and construction sites on area roadways. Travel upon local roadways may become dangerous in the high winds and the blowing dust. Some road closures may occur tomorrow.

Areas of blowing and drifting snow may make travel difficult on some roadways in the Sacramento Mountains. Ski Apache is reporting 11" of new snow in the past 48 hours. The Sierra Blanca Snotel site is reporting 16". The Cloudcroft Climate Coop Station reported 5.5" of snow, 1.8 SW of Cloudcroft reported 3.0", 2.3 S of Cloudcroft 3.0" this morning. Additional snowfall totals from around the state can be found here.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of southeastern New Mexico and parts of West Texas today. Critically dangerous fire weather conditions are forecast for all of the local area through this afternoon. Please refrain from any type of outdoor activity that involves the use of sparks or flame. Any grass or wild-land, or forest fire that should develop will have the ability to rapidly spread and grow in the strong southwesterly winds.

Guadalupe Pass
121 MPH
Bowl Raws
79 MPH
2 SW Tatum
79 MPH
Apache Point Observatory - Sunspot
74 MPH
Smokey Bear Raws - Ruidoso
70 MPH
Caprock Raws
70 MPH
Pinery Raws
61 MPH
High Roll
61 MPH
Dunken Raws
60 MPH
Clovis Municipal Airport
59 MPH
8-Mile Draw Raws
58 MPH
Artesia Airport
58 MPH
Roswell Airport
56 MPH
Woody Farms - 11 North Hobbs
53 MPH
South Hobbs
52 MPH
East Hobbs
51 MPH
Dell City, TX
51 MPH
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport
50 MPH
Bat Draw Raws
49 MPH
Carlsbad Airport
48 MPH

Peak Wind Speed Data Courtesy Of-

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

SE NM Historical Christmas Weather Review- #2

A series of heavy snow events produced totals of 15 to 30 inches across eastern and central New Mexico just before Christmas. Periods of light snow actually began about the 20th and then intensified during the 22nd through the 25th as tropical moisture began to feed a large, nearly stationary upper level low over southwest New Mexico.

Heaviest snow was centered over Chaves, Lincoln, De Baca, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Quay,and Torrance Counties. Roswell and Chaves County were especially hard hit where heavy wet snow pulled down power lines, trees, numerous small sheds, plus porch and driveway coverings.

Numerous roads and highways across eastern New Mexico including sections of Interstate 40 between Albuquerque and Santa Rosa were closed, stranding hundreds of Christmas travelers.

Vaughn, population 300, swelled to nearly 3000 people at one point with travelers forced into nearly all available shelter and private homes. Road clearing was overwhelmed by the widespread, deep snow and the steady winds that followed between the 26th and the 31st producing drifts as high as 6 to 10 feet.

Some ranching areas north of Roswell to Fort Sumner and west into Torrance and Lincoln counties saw road closures that lasted 10 to 14 days into January.

Ranchers were unable to feed, water stranded herds throughout the period, and eventually relief efforts included airdrops of nearly 400 tons of hay. Livestock losses were finally confirmed at near 10,000 sheep and cattle, including 3,000 yearling dairy animals which piled up against each other and suffocated during the height of the storm on the 23rd and 24th at a stock yard near Dexter in Chaves County.

Direct losses were estimated at about $6.5 million, but indirect costs for clearing and repairing roads and highways reached as high as $20 million.

Winds gusting 60-70 mph were also reported across eastern Albuquerque on the 19th and the 22nd as the upper level storm brought strong east winds over the top of the nearby Sandia and Manzano Mountains. One 69-year-old man died from exposure in eastern Bernalillo County after he left his vehicle, which had become stuck in a snowdrift.

The first of three upper level storms to hit New Mexico within one week started snowing in Eddy County before dawn. By the end of the storm, the northern two thirds of Eddy County had four inches or more of snow. The extreme northern portions of the county were hit hardest with Hope receiving nine inches. In Lea County, the heavy snows were mainly confined to the northern third of the county. In southeastern Lea County, the precipitation was intense, but was mainly in the form of rain.

Motorists were stranded in their vehicles near Queen in the Lincoln National Forest along Highway 137 and were rescued by the Sheriffs Deputies.

The second in the series of storm systems dumped heavy snow two days after storm #1. This system was characterized by very strong lift in a deformation zone northeast of the center of upper level low pressure. The actual passage of the upper low was relatively quiet with only some flurries in the mountains as the lift stayed ahead of the upper low to the northeast.

Heaviest snows were in Eddy County with Hope again leading the way with 10 inches and Lakewood with 8 inches. Four to six inches of snow were common around much of the county. U.S. Highway 285 north of Artesia and U.S. Highway 82 west of Artesia were closed.

Power was knocked out over much of northern Eddy County with the heavy, wet snow bringing down power lines in some instances. Having people isolated without power plus little means to assist these people with county resources, Governor Gary Johnson declared a State of Emergency in Eddy County and other counties north and west. This declaration allowed State of New Mexico assistance in the form of personnel and equipment as well as to coordinate of their implementation. Northern Lea County was again hit harder than the southern end of the county with 4 inches reported at Tatum.

The last in the series of storms systems in one week passed through southeast New Mexico on Christmas Day, dumping 6+ inches of snow over most of Eddy County, and 4+ inches over much of Lea County.

This storm affected the area longer than the previous two events with snow falling in some part of southeast New Mexico for 24 hours.

 In northwestern Eddy County, Hope finished the three events with an incredible 29 inches of snow.

Dec 22-25, 1997 Storm Total Snowfall Amounts-

Chaves-Eddy Counties-

Bitter Lakes Wildlife Refuge 19.0"
Roswell 21.0" (Public Reported 26" In Town)
Artesia 14.0"
Lakewood 16.4" (My Home At The Time)
Hope 29.0"
Brantley Dam 17.5"
Carlsbad 7.0"
Carlsbad Caverns Trace
Maljamar 12.0"

Lea County-

Crossroads 9.0"
Tatum 5.0"
Hobbs 4.0"
13 West Of Hobbs 2.9"
Jal 0"
Ochoa 2.5"
WIPP Site 1.60" Rain

Lincoln-Otero Counties-

Elk 23"
Cloudcroft 30.5" (20th-25th)
Mountain Park 19"
Ruidoso 22.5"
Picacho 17.8"
Capitan 23.0"
Corona 28.0" (20th-26th)

De Baca-Roosevelt-Curry Counties-

Elida 14.0"
Yeso 28.0"
Portales 21.8"
Clovis 11.5"
Fort Sumner 17.5"
5 South Of Fort Sumner 31.0"
Santa Rosa 16.8"

Snowfall Data Is Courtesy Of- The National Climatic Data Center:

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

SE NM Historical Christmas Weather Review- #1

Another Brilliant Southeast New Mexico Sunset.

A Limited History Of Southeast New Mexico Christmas Week Weather.

1911 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 55/24. Trace Of Snow.

1914 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/31. Snowfall 6.0".
1914 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 42/31. Snowfall 3.0".

1918 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 43/23. Rainfall .25", Snowfall 2.5",SD 3".
1918 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 32/16.
1918 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 30/9.
1918 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 37/5.
1918 Artesia- 26th High/Low 38/11.
1918 Artesia- 27th High/Low 36/14.

1918 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 31/29. Rainfall .17", Snowfall 2.0",SD 2".
1918 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 31/20.
1918 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/18.
1918 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 39/13.
1918 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/16.
1918 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 44/12.

1923 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/20. Trace Of Snow.
1923 Artesia- Christmas High/Low 40/23. Snowfall 1.0", SD 2".

1924 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 30/14.
1924 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 38/M.

1924 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 28/18.
1924 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 39/5.

1926 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 45/22, Snowfall 8.0".
1926 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 28/4. Snowfall Trace, SD 4".
1926 Artesia- 26th High/Low 30/4. SD 3".
1926 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/8. SD 3".
1926 Artesia- 28th High/Low 40/11. SD 2".
1926 Artesia- 29th High/Low 45/12. SD 2".
1926 Artesia- 30th High/Low 50/15. SD 2".

1926 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 52/27. Rain .54",Snow 4.5",SD 5".
1926 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 32/-2.
1926 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 26/5.
1926 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 41/16.
1926 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 42/23.
1926 Carlsbad- 29th High/Low 53/19.
1926 Carlsbad- 30th High/Low 51/21.

1927 Artesia- 20th High/Low 31/16, Snowfall 1.8".
1927 Artesia- 21st High/Low 30/14, Snowfall 4.0".
1927 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 31/11, Snowfall 1.0".
1927 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 32/24. Trace Of Snow.
1927 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/22. Trace Of Snow.
1927 Artesia- 26th High/Low 43/21, Trace Of Snowfall.

1927 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 33/25, Snowfall 1.5",SD 2".
1927 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 34/23, Snowfall 3.0",SD 3".
1927 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 37/18.
1927 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 33/21.
1927 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 34/29.
1927 Carlsbad- Christmas High/Low 36/30.
1927 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 38/28.

1938 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 51/19.
1938 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 49/20. Rainfall .15",Trace Of Snow.

1938 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 59/27.
1938 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 54/25.
Rainfall .24", Trace Of Snowfall.

1939 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 37/28.
1939 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 32/24, Snowfall 4.0". SD 4".
1939 Artesia- 26th High/Low 36/20.
1939 Artesia- 27th High/Low 36/20.
1939 Artesia- 28th High/Low 32/19.

1939 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 48/29.
1939 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/25. Snowfall 1.0".
1939 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/28.
1939 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 35/24.
1939 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 35/20.

1943 Artesia- 26th High/Low 35/28. Snowfall 4.0".
1943 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/15. Snowfall 1.0".
1943 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 37/25.

1948 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 38/29. Trace Of Snow.
1948 Artesia- 26th High/Low 37/30. Trace Of Snow.

1948 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 52/30 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1948 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/29 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.

1953 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 27/3 Snowfall 6.0".
1953 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 24/-11.
1953 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 26/-5.

1953 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 25/6. Snowfall 6.5".
1953 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 23/-4, Airport SD 4".
1953 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 30/-2, Airport SD 2".

1962 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 41/30.
1962 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/21. Trace Of Snow.
1962 Artesia- 26th High/Low 38/21.

1962 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 42/29 (Airport).
1962 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 42/24 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1962 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 36/22 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.

1963 Artesia- 19th High/Low 35/30.
1963 Artesia- 20th High/Low 37/23.
1963 Artesia- 21st High/Low 38/26. Trace Of Snow.
1963 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 34/21. Snowfall .5", SD 1".
1963 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 33/12.

1963 Carlsbad- 19th High/Low 37/30.
1963 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 39/25.
1963 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 40/27.
1963 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 32/24. Trace Of Snow.
1963 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 35/14.

1974 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 71/28.
1974 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 40/25.
1974 Artesia- 26th High/Low 36/24. Snowfall 2.0",SD 2".
1974 Artesia- 27th High/Low 42/24. SD 2".
1974 Artesia- 28th High/Low 43/25. Trace Of Snow On The Ground.

1974 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 73/30.
1974 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/28 (Airport).
1974 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 40/26. Rainfall .33", Snowfall .8" (Airport).
1974 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 38/27.
1974 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 47/27.

1975 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/31. Snowfall .5".
1975 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 41/21.

1975 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/28. A Trace Of Snow.
1975 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 41/24.

1982 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 41/29. Snowfall 4.0".
1982 Artesia- 26th High/Low 30/25. Snowfall 3.0".
1982 Artesia- 27th High/Low 47/19. Snowfall 1.0"

1982 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 42/31 (Airport). Trace Of Snow.
1982 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 38/25 (Airport). Snowfall 3.1".
1982 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 47/18 (Airport).

1983 Artesia- 18th High/Low 19/16. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 19th High/Low 28/15. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 20th High/Low 41/17. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 21st High/Low 29/12. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 27/11. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 28/12. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 17/8. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 19/6. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Artesia- 26th High/Low 65/7. Trace Of Snow.

1983 Carlsbad- 18th High/Low 55/18. Snowfall .2".
1983 Carlsbad- 19th High/Low 26/17.
1983 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 42/24.
1983 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 42/17. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 27/13. Trace Of Snow.
1983 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low M/15.
1983 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 28/9.
1983 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 17/6.
1983 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 63/13.
*Note: The 1983 Carlsbad Temps Are From The Airport.

1986 Artesia- 21st High/Low 42/31. Rainfall .69", Trace Of Snow.
1986 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 38/31. Rainfall .30", Trace Of Snow.

1986 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 44/37 (Airport). Rainfall .45".
1986 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 37/33(Airport). Rainfall .83",
Snowfall 6.0", SD 1".

1987 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 40/26. A Trace Of Snow.
1987 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 27/26. Snowfall 2.8",SD 3".
1987 Artesia- 26th High/Low 26/-1.
1987 Artesia- 27th High/Low 40/-1.

1987 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 55/32. Trace Of Snow.
1987 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 32/22. Snowfall 2.2",SD Trace.
1987 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 27/14. Snowfall .1", SD 2".
1987 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 42/11. Trace Of Snow.
*Note: The 1987 Carlsbad Temps Are From The Airport.

1991 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 48/23. Rainfall .08".
1991 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 35/23. Rainfall .42",Trace Of Snow.
1991 Artesia- 26th High/Low 42/31.

1991 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 49/28 (Airport).
1991 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 38/32. Rainfall .71",Snowfall 1.3".
1991 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 47/34. Trace Of Snow, SD 1".

1997 Roswell- 19th High/Low 36/30. Rainfall .96",Snowfall 8.0"
1997 Roswell- 20th High/Low 38/21. SD 8".
1997 Roswell- 21st High/Low 32/17. Rainfall 1.10", Snowfall 9.0",SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 22nd High/Low 37/29. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 23rd High/Low 43/14. SD 13".
1997 Roswell- Christmas Eve High/Low 29/26. Rain .40",Snow 4.0",SD 12".
1997 Roswell- Christmas Day High/Low 35/6. SD 16".
1997 Roswell- 26th High/Low 24/2. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 27th High/Low 39/6. SD 15".
1997 Roswell- 28th High/Low 39/5. SD 12"
1997 Roswell- 29th High/Low 44/12. SD 10".
1997 Roswell- 30th High/Low 42/12. SD 9".
1997 Roswell- 31st High/Low 43/14. SD 8".

1997 Artesia- 20th High/Low 32/23. Rainfall .18",Snowfall 3.0",SD 3".
1997 Artesia- 21st High/Low 49/15. SD 1".
1997 Artesia- 22nd High/Low 33/15.Rainfall .99",Snowfall 6.5",SD 7".
1997 Artesia- 23rd High/Low 35/29. SD 4".
1997 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 43/15. Rain .06",Snow 1.0",SD 5".
1997 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 30/15. Rain .19",Snow 3.5",SD 7".
1997 Artesia- 26th High/Low 25/1. SD 6".
1997 Artesia- 27th High/Low 37/-5. SD 6".
1997 Artesia- 28th High/Low 36/-4. SD 5".
1997 Artesia- 29th High/Low 36/3. SD 4".
1997 Artesia- 30th High/Low 39/4. SD 3".
1997 Artesia- 31st High/Low 43/12. SD 2".

1997 Carlsbad- 20th High/Low 47/30. Rainfall .42",Snowfall 3.8".
1997 Carlsbad- 21st High/Low 55/25.
1997 Carlsbad- 22nd High/Low 46/26. Rainfall .91",Snowfall 1.9".
1997 Carlsbad- 23rd High/Low 41/27. Rainfall .25",Snowfall 2.1"
1997 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 51/27. SD 3".
1997 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 33/26. Rain .74", Snow 7.0".
1997 Carlsbad- 26th High/Low 32/17. SD 6".
1997 Carlsbad- 27th High/Low 41/7. SD 4".
1997 Carlsbad- 28th High/Low 45/22. SD 2".
1997 Carlsbad- 29th High/Low 48/19. SD Trace.
1997 Carlsbad- 30th High/Low 54/25.
1997 Carlsbad- 31st High/Low 50/27.
*Note: Carlsbad 1997 Temp/Rainfall/Snowfall Info From The Airport.

2002 Artesia- Snowfall 1.0" On The 23rd, SD 1".
2002 Artesia- . I Measured 3.7" Of Snowfall On The 23rd In Atoka,
Four Miles South Of Artesia, With 3 Inches On The Ground.
2002 Artesia- I Measured 2" On The Ground On The 24th.
2002 Artesia- I Measured A Trace On The Ground On The 25th.
2002 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/23.

2002 Carlsbad- Snowfall On The 23rd .5", SD 1".
2002 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 39/27.

2004 Artesia- Snowfall On The 23rd 5.0", SD 5".
2004 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 23/13.
2004 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 37/4.

2004 Carlsbad- High/Low On The 23rd 25/18 (Airport).
2004 Carlsbad- Snowfall On The 23rd 1.0", SD A Trace.
2004 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 25/12 (Airport),
Snowfall 4.0" (7.0" Measured In Town, SD 7").
2004 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 43/12 (Airport), SD 4".

2007 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 65/21.
A Few Light Snow Flurries Late Christmas Night.

2007 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 68/24.
A Few Light Snow Flurries Late Christmas Night.

2009 Artesia- Christmas Eve High/Low 34/31. Rain .37", Trace Of Snow.
2009 Artesia- Christmas Day High/Low 48/17. Rain Trace.

2009 Carlsbad- Christmas Eve High/Low 36/33. Rain .14".
2009 Carlsbad- Christmas Day High/Low 54/18.

2009 Roswell- Christmas Eve High/Low 29/26. Rain .36", Snow 1,7", SD 2".
2009 Roswell- Christmas Day High/Low 49/12. SD 2".

Record Temperature Data For Artesia, New Mexico-

Record High Temperature In Artesia On Christmas Eve 81 In 1955.
Record Low Temperature In Artesia On Christmas Eve -11 In 1953.
Record High Temperature In Artesia On Christmas 83 In 1955.
Record Low Temperature In Artesia On Christmas -5 In 1953.

Record Temperature Data For Carlsbad, New Mexico-

Record High Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas Eve 84 In 1933.
Record Low Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas Eve -4 In 1953.
Record High Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas 80 In 1933, 1964.
Record Low Temperature In Carlsbad On Christmas -2 In 1953+.

This is a limited history of our local Christmas week weather in Southeastern New Mexico. I have the complete climate data sets for Artesia, and Carlsbad, and thats why I am using these two stations.

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