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Monday, June 27, 2011

Another Day Of Searing Heat - Las Conchas Fire!

Aerial Video Of The Las Conchas Fire Courtesy Of KRQE News.

Uploaded by  on Jun 26, 2011
"Visible satellite imagery of the Las Conchas wildfire as it erupts Sunday afternoon June 26th, 2011. Los Alamos & White Rock, New Mexico are both threatened by the fire."

Northern New Mexico Fires! 

Click On The Images To Enlarge Them.
I Captured This GRLevel2-AE (Analyst) Radar Snapshot
From The Albuquerque, NM Radar At 8:56 PM MDT
Last Night. The Smoke Plumes (Blue Shading) From
Both The Las Conchas Fire SW Of Los Alamos, And
The Pacheco Near The Santa Fe Ski Basin, Had
Merged Into One Large Smoke Plume.

This Is A GRLevel2-AE (Analyst) Volume Scan Shot That 
I Captured Last Night At 8:49 PM MDT, Of The Las Conchas
Fire Burning SW Of Los Alamos, NM. This 3-D Image 
Captures The Large Smoke Plume That At Times Extended
Up To Around 30,000' MSL.

This has already been an incredible year in New Mexico. Wildfires have been rampant, the exceptional drought just keeps getting worse with time, and now unrelenting heat. More on the heat below.

Around 1 PM MDT yesterday afternoon, the Las Conchas fire developed about 12 miles southwest of Los Alamos. The fire has exploded to 43, 597 acres as of 9:30 AM this morning. 
For the latest information on this fire please visit this link. Las Conchas Fire Update. Meanwhile, the Pacheco Fire continues to burn about two miles north of the Santa Fe Ski Basin. So far it has consumed 9,334 acres. 

Searing Heat Continues!

High Temps Recorded On Sunday.

West Texas-

Childress Arpt ASOS 117
Pecos Arpt AWOS 114
Grandfalls Climate 113
Wink Arpt ASOS 113
Penwell Climate 113
Lubbock Arpt ASOS 112
Gail Mesonet 112
Midland Intl Arpt ASOS 110
Fort Stockton Arpt ASOS 110
Snyder Arpt AWOS 110
Andrews Mesonet 110
Lamesa Climate 110
Big Springs Arpt AWOS 109
Seminole Mesonet 109
Kermit Climate 109

Chaves County-

8-Mile Draw Raws - NE of Roswell 110
Roswell Arpt ASOS 109
Roswell Climate 107
Dunken Raws 102

Eddy County-

Carlsbad Arpt ASOS 112
(Ties 112 On 6-26-1998)
2nd Day In A Row With Temp Above 110
And The 20th Day This Mo With A High Temp 
Of 100 Or Above.

2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 112
Artesia Climate 110
Artesia Arpt AWOS 108
Hope Climate 108
Caprock Raws 108
Carlsbad Cavers Climate 106
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 105
Queen Raws 101

Lea County-

Paduca Raws - Near WIPP 113

Jal Climate 110
(Pvs Record 109 6-26-1998)

Tatum Climate 108
(Pvs Record 107 On 6-26-1994)

Hobbs Climate 108
Hobbs Arpt 108
NW Hobbs - KM5BS 107
Crossroads Raws 105

Lincoln County-

Downtown Ruidoso 95
Smokey Bear Raws - Near Ruidoso 92
Sierra Blanca Regional Arpt AWOS 91

Otero County-

Weed - Dark Ridge Observatory 99
Mayhill Raws 96
Timberon CW7724 93
Mescal Raws - Near Mescalero 93
Cosmic Raws - Sunspot 88
Cloudcroft - Dry Canyon 87
Cloudcroft Climate 86

Culberson County-

Guadalupe Pass ASOS 105
McKittrick Canyon Raws 104
Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 100
Dog Canyon Raws 97

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