Thanksgiving Day At The Beach In Carlsbad, NM.
Another windy day is on tap for the area today, as an upper level trough of low pressure swings eastward across the state. Strong winds aloft will once again mix down to the surface. A Wind Advisory has been issued for Eddy County. Westerly winds sustained at 25-35 mph with gusts near 45 mph are expected today. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains for today. Westerly winds sustained at 35-50 mph with gusts near 70 mph are expected today.
These high winds will also kick up areas of blowing dust across parts of SE NM today. Sudden drops in the visibility with little or no advanced warning will be possible, especially near open or freshly plowed fields and farmlands, lots, and construction sites, and other normally dust prone areas.
A Pacific cold front moved into the area last night, therefore today will be much cooler with afternoon high temps only in the low 50's. A second surge of colder air will move into SE NM tonight from the north. Our high temps on Tuesday will also only be in the low 50's. Wednesday morning will see low temps in the teens across the lower elevations of SE NM. A few single digit readings will be possible in a few of the normally colder spots in the Sacramento Mountains tonight, and again Wednesday morning.
Peak Wind Gusts Recorded Sunday-
Bowl Raws North of Guadalupe Peak 75 mph
Guadalupe Pass 69 mph
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Near Ruidoso 63 mph
High Rolls 59 mph
Tatum MesoNet 58 mph
Smokey Bear Raws Near Ruidoso 56 mph
Cosmic Raws - Sunspot 56 mph
Dunken Raws 54 mph
Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 52 mph
Caprock Raws 49 mph
Mayhill Raws 48 mph
Carlsbad Airport 48 mph
Artesia Airport 45 mph
Roswell Airport 44 mph
Queen Raws 44 mph
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