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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Moisture Moves East Into W TX.

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Chilly Morning-

Temps across the Land of Enchantment at sunrise this morning were chilly. The 20's and 30's are being reported over northern areas of the state and the higher mountains communities. The 40's are fairly widespread elsewhere. It was a little chilly across SE NM this morning as well.

The Artesia Airport was reporting a low so far this morning of 48, while Cannon AFB near Clovis was checking in with 43. The Smokey Bear Raws near Ruidoso was reporting 36 so far, while the Sierra Blanca Snotel was reporting 31 at 10,280'. The Sacramento Peak Raws at Sunspot south of Cloudcroft was reporting 33 at 9,255'.

Snow Falls Across NM-
(Courtesy Of NWS Albuquerque)

2.2" Snow Chama 3:56 PM
2" of Snow 2 W Sandia Par 6:16 PM
1.5" Snow 1 SE Red River 8:25 PM

Severe Weather Last Night-

Severe T-Storm Watch #863
Severe T-Storm Watch #863 was issued last night for parts
W TX and SE NM. It was valid from 11 PM - 5 AM MDT.

Severe Weather Reports From Last Night-

1.00" Dia Hail (Quarter Size) Portales 8:00 PM.
T-Storm Wind Gust 55 MPH 4 W Portales 8:00 PM.
T-Storm Wind Gust 59 MPH 1 N Cannon AFB 8:05 PM
1.00" Dia Hail (Quarter Size) Glenrio 10:03 PM

A line of rapidly developing t-storms blew up south of Portales, just before 7:30 PM last night. This squall line rapidly expanded northward, with individual t-storm storm cells moving off to the north at 50 mph. Its been awhile since I have witnessed such explosive t-storm development on radar in E/SE NM. Very impressive stuff to watch.



"My SE NM Radar" Snapshot At 8:11 AM MDT.
My SE NM Radar is a radar software program that I purchase monthly from Storm Quest (My Own Radar). It is a simpler version of the GRLevel3 Radar software that I use on my desktop, and laptop computer during Skywarn Operations. There is no Doppler Radar in Artesia, NM. I have that page centered on Artesia, and the images are coming from the Midland, TX NWS Radar.

Forecast Position Of The Cold Front At Noon Today.

SE NM has been dry slotted. The Pacific cold front moved further to the east overnight than was forecast. Therefore, a much cooler, drier, and more stable atmosphere will cover SE NM today. Our chances for rain have blown away to the east across W TX. No surprise there, that happens quite often. Its very disappointing though.

High temps today into Columbus Day for the most part will be in the 70's, with overnight lows in the 40's. A few of the normally colder valley locations may drop down to near 40 tomorrow morning. There is a slight chance (10%-20) for an an isolated t-storm or two tonight and tomorrow, but overall the heavier rains will fall to our east across W TX.

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