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April 27, 2011 Historic Tornado Outbreak Update

Click On The Map To Enlarge It. Preliminary Tornado Track Map. National Weather Service- April 2011 Tornado Information. Click On The Map To Enlarge It. Map Is Courtesy Of (Click On This Link To Read Jesse Ferrell's Blog On This Event.) Staggering Death Toll & Destruction. Fox News is reporting that the death toll from the Historic Tornado Outbreak that occurred April 27-28, 2011 is now up to 339 . That number is expected to continue to rise as many people remain missing, and authorities continue to struggle with the overwhelming and daunting task of search and rescue efforts. This outbreak has now produced the second highest death toll from a tornado outbreak in the nation since the March 18, 1925 event killed 747 people. The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Record Heat-High Winds-Extremely Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Today!

Click On The Photos To Enlarge Them. Last Chance Fire East Of Queen, NM. Slurry Drop On The Last Chance Fire Near Queen, NM. Photos Courtesy Of Joel Arnwine - Eddy Co NM Emergency Mgr. Hot-Extremely Dry-Windy Today! Special Weather Briefing Video! Last Chance Fire Update- As of 8:30 PM MDT last night the Last Chance Fire was 70% contained. It has burned 53,342 acres so far. For additional information on this and other fires in the state please visit this web site- New Mexico Fire Information . Here we go again. Our forecast high temperatures here in the Pecos Valley today range from 96 in Hobbs, 98 at Roswell and Artesia, to 99 at Carlsbad. New daily record high temperature records may be established over the area today. Today's highs will be about ten degrees above normal. A Wind Advisory is in effect for Eddy, Chaves, and Lea Counties today. Hot, dry, down slopping southwesterly winds will kick up around midday at sustained speeds of around 30-40 mph with gusts this


A Day Of Devastation As The Death Toll Continues To Climb! Updated Thursday April 28, 2011 1:30 PM MDT- As the day broke across the Southern US this morning, it was very evident that today's news was not going to be good. It is not, and it gets worse by the hour. According to the major news outlets: Fox News , CNN News , and  Yahoo Headline News , the dead toll from yesterday's deadly tornado outbreak stands at around 271 as of 1:30 PM MDT . Hundreds more have been injured. Many people are still missing.The count goes up by the hour, and I am just sickened by all of the death and destruction. There is little doubt that what we are witnessing is nothing short of historic. Preliminary reports indicate that there were 150 tornadoes that touched down yesterday. Its way too early to know the exact count, and this number may go up or down as the Damage Assessment Teams go to work trying to sort the details out. It will be awhile before the exact number is known. There were seve

Short Break - More Wind Record High Temps Friday.

Using records since 1949, January 1 through April 24 of 2011 has been the driest start to the calendar year with just 0.09 inches of precipitation reported.  If we look at the historical data for the Roswell area that dates back to 1895, 2011 still ranks as the driest start to the calendar year. Graph Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office. Peak Wind Gusts Reported Tue- Guadalupe Pass 85 mph San Augustin Pass 84 mph Bowl Raws 71 mph 8-Mile Draw Raws 63 mph Pinery Raws 61 mph Cannon AFB - Clovis 60 mph Sierra Blanca Regional Arpt 60 mph Dunken Raws 59 mph Clovis Municipal Arpt 56 mph Tatum MesoNet 55 mph High Roll CW5738 55 mph Smokey Bear Raws 54 mph Artesia Arpt 52 mph Carlsbad Arpt 52 mph Hobbs - KF5KMG 52 mph Roswell Arpt 51 mph Carlsbad Portable Raws 51 mph Sacramento Peak 50 mph Caprock Raws 48 mph Queen Raws 45 mph Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 44 mph Today will be a much nicer day weather-wise in southeastern New Mexico. It will be cooler with highs generally in the

New Fires Breaking Out In SE NM!

New Fires In SE NM. Update at 4:15 PM MDT- New Fires in SE New Mexico – 4:00 pm – 4/26/2011 Posted on  April 26, 2011  by Dan Ware State Forestry, the BLM and Lea County fire crews are responding to three grass fires this afternoon.   The Doom Fire is eight miles north of Jal, burning approximately 200 acres of privately owned grassland. Local resources and a NM State Forestry Engine Strike team are responding. No structures are threatened at this time. The fire started along State Highway 18 and is moving toward the Texas State Line. The Fulfer Fire is approximately 20 acres and is burning about a mile south of Jal along State Highway 18, mile marker 8. Highway 18 has been closed in this area. the Jal Fire Department and the BLM are responding to this incident. The Jackson Fire is burning north of Artesia along Highway 285 and Jackson Rd. Two structures have been destroyed and an unknown number are threatened at this time. The Artesia Fire Department and other local resources are

Extreme Fire Danger Threat & High Wind Event Today!

Click On The Photos To Enlarge Them. These Photos Of The Last Chance Fire Burning West Of Carlsbad, NM Are Courtesy Of Larry Pardue (N5LP). He Shot Them From His Plane Yesterday. Last Chance Fire. Click On The Image To Enlarge It. Snapshot Of The Last Chance Fire Burning West Of Carlsbad, NM. I Captured This Image At 9:14 AM MDT This Morning From The GRLevel3 Integrated Software Radar Package I Use For Skywarn Operations. The Red Flames Are Satellite Derived Hot-spot Images From The Fire. These Hot-spots May Or May Not Still Be Active. Close Up View Of The Fire. Latest Update On The Last Chance Fire- NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Last Chance Information – (575) 652-5511 Monday, April 25th, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Team PIOs Jennifer Myslivy or Joel Arnwine Acres: 39,000 Start Date: April 24 th 2011 Cause: Under Investigation Location: 5 miles west of Queen, NM Containment: 20% Fuels: Pinon juniper, brush and grass Terrain: Steep and Rugged Resources: 6 crews, 16 engines, 1 water tend

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