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T-Storm cluster firing up over the Sacramento Mtn's,
as well as the southern Guadalupe Mtn's this afternoon.
Smoke plume from the Las Conchas Fire near Los Alamos,
New Mexico is visible also.
Weak monsoonal moisture sure can be seen slicing across the
state from the southwest to the northeast this afternoon. This
is indicated by the grey shaded streak. The purple dot over
the Sacramento Mtn's is a cluster of t-storms firing up.
Valid 6 PM MDT Thu - 6 PM MDT Tue.
Scattered thunderstorms have managed to fire up along the east slopes of the Guadalupe, Sacramento, and Capitan mountains of New Mexico this afternoon.
As of 3 PM MDT, the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport AWOS (KSRR) located northeast of Ruidoso, had managed to pick up 1.42" of rainfall this afternoon.
A t-storm earlier this afternoon dumped heavy rainfall on the Sacramento and Weed areas of the southern Sacramento mountains. KRQE News 13 out of Albuquerque, is reporting that the evacuation orders that were in effect for these two communities have been lifted due to the rainfall.
A few scattered t-storms can be expected each afternoon across the Guadalupe, Sacramento, and Capitan mountains today into the 4th of July. The chances for rain are not great, but at least it is a start.
Most of the rest of the local area is forecast to remain dry this weekend into the 4th of July. Our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to range from the mid to upper 90's.
The mid-upper level ridge of high pressure may slide back overhead by the middle of next week, therefore our high temperatures may once again climb back up to, or over 100-degrees.
I only managed to record .21" of rainfall here at my home in Carlsbad, NM for the month of June. This brings my yearly (Jan-Jun) rainfall total to .44".
My total rainfall from Oct, 2010 through Jun, 2011 now stands at .57".
(1900 - 2010)
Jan - Jun 4.68"
Oct - Jun 7.11"
Visit this link (NM Fire Info) for the latest on the fires burning in NM.
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