Thunderstorms returned to SE NM yesterday afternoon. One of these became severe six miles south of Seven Rivers at 4:45 PM MDT. However, to my knowledge no severe weather reports were received on this storm. It did produce some heavy rainfall and a Urban and small stream flood advisory was issued on it by the Midland National Weather Service Office at 5:11 PM MDT.
The weak upper level low that was responsible for producing this latest round of thunderstorms was located near Hobbs early this morning. This feature will drift slowly westward today...giving us another round of scattered afternoon thunderstorms across the SE NM Plains. A couple of these may produce locally heavy rainfall once again. The weekend looks hot with afternoon high temps climbing up to around 100.
Heavier Rainfall Totals From Yesterdays T-Storms-
Paduca Raws-Near The WIPP Site 1.93"
Queen Raws 1.11"
Carlsbad Airport 1.02"
Dog Canyon Raws .85"
Indian Basin Gas Plant-20 WNW Carlsbad .64"
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