SE NM & W TX Today.
SE NM & W TX Monday.
West TX Today.
West TX Tue & Wed.
New Mexico Today.
New Mexico Monday.
Southern New Mexico Today.
Southern New Mexico Mon.
Near Record To Record High Temps Today & Monday.
Really, the low-mid 90's for the middle of October. Its true, that is the forecast for today and tomorrow across SE NM. In fact the latest National Weather Service forecast issued at 4 AM this morning for Carlsbad, gives us a high today of 92 and a high tomorrow of 96. Some record high temperatures across the area will be in danger of being either tied or broken today, and especially tomorrow as pre-frontal surface compressional heating kicks in.
The seasons first Fire Weather Watch has been issued for parts of SE NM & W TX for Monday. Its that time of the year again, and you can thank our historic drought and La Nina for this. Please refrain from any type of outdoor activity that involves the use of sparks or flames.
Late tomorrow afternoon or early in the evening, a strong but dry cold front will move southward down the eastern plains and into the local area. Strong gusty northerly winds sustained at around 20-30 mph, with gusts near 45 mph will herald its arrival. Localized areas of blowing dust will also accompany the frontal passage.
Much cooler air will overspread the area behind the front Monday night into Wednesday. High temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday are forecast to be near 70. Overnight lows will be in the 30's and 40's.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!