Is There Change Coming?

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IR Satellite Image Of Tropical Storm Adrian At 8:15 MDT
This Morning.
RUC 500 MB Analysis Of The Upper-Level Ridge At 7 AM MDT.

Wildfires - Smoke - Summer Heat.

Summertime temperatures rule here in SE NM. Here are a few of the high temperatures readings that were recorded locally yesterday afternoon.

Paduca Raws - Near WIPP 106
Carlsbad Arpt 105
Hobbs K5KMC 105
Carlsbad Climate 104
8-Mile Draw Raws 103
Roswell Arpt 103
Hobbs Arpt 102
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 102
Tatum Mesonet 101
Artesia Arpt 100

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Tropical Storm Adrian.

The seasons first Tropical Storm (Adrian) continues to strengthen well southeast of the southern tip of Baja, Mexico. Tropical Storm Adrian is forecast to rapidly strengthen into a Hurricane within 24 hours, as it continues to move slowly off towards the northwest.

After taking a look at the Florida State computer model forecast trajectories (12Z run this morning) of the remnants of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Adrian (graphic above), you would wonder if some this moisture will get pulled northward into the Desert Southwest, as well as New Mexico in about a week or so.

This is a tough question to answer right now. Its possible that this could happen, and its possible that Adrian will move too far off to the west for any of its moisture to get drawn this far north.

Much will depend upon the position of the mid-upper level ridge of high pressure now parked over the area, and its position in about a week or so. This will be interesting to watch over the next week. What a great start to our annual Summer Monsoon this would be, and a potential break in the extreme drought that continues its death grip on the area if this happened.


Serpentine Fire West Of Carlsbad, NM-

Update at 10:15 AM MDT. The Serpentine Fire is 75% contained and has burned some 8,157 acres so far. For more information on this fire please click on the links above.


Monsoon Awareness Week Continues.

Daily Topics-

Sunday - Introduction
Monday - Wildfires
Tuesday - Lightning
Wednesday - Flash Floods
Thursday - Downburst Winds & Duststorms
Friday - Heat Stress

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