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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Numerous T-Storms Tonight - Turning Colder.

New Mexico Today.

Turning Much Colder Tonight Along With T-Storms.

A strong mid-upper level storm is now diving southeastward into southern California early this morning. This potent fall storm will move across Arizona and into New Mexico by late this afternoon. The models then drag it across southeastern New Mexico by noontime tomorrow.

Heavy Snow In Parts Of Colorado.

Heavy wet snow is falling across parts of northern and northeastern Colorado early this morning. As of 5:46 AM MDT, the heaviest snowfall total reported has been 10.3" 1 mile north of Greeley. See these links for additional information on this snowstorm- Colorado Snowstorm,

Strong Cold Front Will Arrive Late This Afternoon Or Early This Evening.

A strong modified arctic cold front is draped across eastern New Mexico, and the northern Texas South Plains early this morning. This cold front is forecast to ease southward today, and should enter southeastern New Mexico by late this afternoon or early this evening.


Today will start out mostly sunny and a little on the breezy side. Clouds will start to increase this afternoon as the upper level storm to our west approaches. Forecast high temperatures today range from 60 in Clovis, 62 in Cloudcroft, 65 in Ruidoso, 68 in Lubbock, 77 in Roswell and Hobbs, 83 in Artesia, to 84 in Carlsbad.


A strong cold front will move into the local area by around sunset. Gusty north-northeast winds will accompany the frontal passage. Some of these gusts may exceed 40-50 mph. Areas of blowing dust may develop along and just behind the cold front. Visibility's could be drastically reduced in some locations by the blowing dust with little to no advanced warning. Travel could become disrupted in some areas across W TX & SE NM by the strong winds and blowing dust.

Scattered to numerous rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast to break out across southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas late this afternoon. These showers and t-storms should continue into tomorrow morning.

At this time severe t-storms are not anticipated. However, these t-storms will be capable of producing small hail, frequent deadly cloud to ground lightning, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Our chances for receiving measurable rainfall have gone up to 60% - 80% for tonight. Some locations may see at least a half inch of rain or more.

A light mix of rain and snow may fall over the higher elevations of the Guadalupe Mtn's late tonight into tomorrow morning. The Sacramento and Capitan Mtn's will likely receive a dusting of snow above about 7,000' tonight into tomorrow morning. A mix of light rain and snow could also fall as far south as the Clovis and Portales areas tonight into tomorrow morning, and as far south as a Tatum, to just north of Roswell line.

Thursday & Friday-

Low clouds will dominate our skies for most of the day tomorrow. Skies should then clear by late tomorrow afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 50's. Highs on Friday are forecast to be in the 60's.

Clearing skies, along with light winds and a colder airmass in place, will allow our low temperatures to drop down at least into the mid 30's across most of SE NM Friday morning. Some of us may even experience our first freeze/frost of the season.

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