Winter Shadows & Virga.
We Spent The Afternoon At My Brothers Farm/Ranch In Lakewood.
Virga Is Rain/Snow Falling From The Clouds Not Reaching The Ground.
Last week our low temperatures were in the single digits with a few spots dipping down to the -1 to -4 range. A nice warm up has since commenced across SE NM, and this will continue this week. Today we will see highs in the low-mid 60's.
Monday will see our afternoon highs climb up into the 70's. A few spots will be in the upper 70's, maybe even 80. That's about an eighty-degree temperature swing in a weeks time, you gotta love southeastern New Mexico's crazy weather.
Another surge of arctic air will work it's way southward and into the local area Wednesday night or Thursday morning. It appears that this blast from the north will not be nearly as cold as last weeks outbreak. Our highs on Thursday look like they will be in the 40's and 50's.
Record High Temps For Mon Jan 17, 2011-
Roswell Climate 82 1974
Artesia Climate 80 1971
Carlsbad Climate 80 2000
Carlsbad Airport 84 1974
Hobbs Climate 82 1974
Tatum Climate 79 1974
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!