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No Rain For Us - More Wind.

Rainfall Update.

Much of New Mexico is experiencing one of the driest starts to the year in history. Not only has the spring been unusually dry, but the fall and winter were terribly dry as well, especially here in southeastern New Mexico.

Last September was the last time that most of us saw meaningful rainfall. October was close to average for the Roswell Airport, which measured 1.02" of rain for the month. However, most of SE NM started the plunge downward into the drought in October, which has rapidly worsened with time.

Selected SE NM Rainfall Totals-
(Oct 2010 - May 2011)

Roswell Airport
Oct 1.02" Nov .00" Dec .00" Jan .00" Feb .09" Mar .00" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total 1.11"
1920 - 2010 Average 5.32"
197 1- 2000 Average 5.31"

Artesia Climate
Oct .06" Nov .00" Dec .04" Jan .00" Feb .18" Mar .02" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total .30"
1905 - 2010 Average 5.30"
1971 - 2000 Average 5.40"

Carlsbad Climate
Oct .10" Nov .00" Dec .01" Jan .00" Feb .43" Mar .00" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total .54"
1900 - 2010 Average 5.61"
1971 - 2000 Average 5.76"

Carlsbad Airport
Oct .09" Nov .00" Dec .00" Jan .00" Feb T Mar .00" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total .09"
1942 - 2010 Average 4.91"
1971 -2000 Average 5.52"

Hobbs Climate
Oct .60" Nov .00" Dec .00" Jan .00" Feb .00" Mar .00" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total .60"
1912 - 2010 Average 6.93"
1971 - 2000 Average 8.04"

Tatum Climate
Oct .60" Nov .02" Dec .03" Jan .00" Feb .36" Mar .00" Apr .00" May .00"
Oct - May Total .99"
1919 - 2010 Average 6.81"
1971 - 2000 Average 6.40"

Rainfall Totals & Averages Are Courtesy Of-


Windy This Week - Extreme Fire Danger!

The Map Is Valid At 6 PM MDT Wed May 18, 2011.

Yet another strong and cold upper level storm will sweep across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado over the next couple of days. The storm will take its time in exiting stage right, so we are looking at several days of windy, dry weather.

A High Wind Warning continues in effect for the Guadalupe Mtn's through midnight Thursday. Southwesterly to westerly winds are forecast to be sustained at around 30-40 mph with gusts near 60 mph.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of SE NM today. Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions are anticipated today into Wednesday.

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

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