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Photos Of Saturday's Blowing Dust & Peak Wind Gusts.

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Saturday started out with dense fog blanketing Carlsbad, NM. The dryline had backed westward into the Pecos Valley. It quickly mixed eastward as the strong winds aloft begin mixing downward towards the surface.

By Saturday afternoon widespread blowing dust begin overtaking southeastern New Mexico. Yesterday's weather so reminded me of when I was a kid growing up in Arteisa in the 1960's and 1970's. I remember enduring several days in a row of high winds, and blowing dust like yesterday's event. If this drought we are currently enduring does not break this summer, then expect to see more days ahead like this. Can you spot the windmill in pictures #3 and #4?

Severe thunderstorms erupted last night as West Texas as a fast moving Pacific Cold Front overran the dryline. Click on the Midland NWS Blog for the details. 

Peak Wind Gusts Reported Saturday, April 14, 2012.

San Augustin Pass (Organ Mtn's) 81 mph
Guadalupe Pass 76 mph
Sierra Blanca Regional Arpt 70 mph

Bowl Raws - North of Guadalupe Pk 69 mph
Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 67 mph
Dunken Raws 61 mph
Smokey Bear Raws 60 mph
2 SW Tatum 60 mph

Roswell Arpt ASOS 58 mph
El Paso Arpt ASOS 58 mph
Fort Sumner 57 mph
Sacramento Pk 57 mph
2 SW Dora 57 mph
Cannon AFB - Clovis 56 mph
High Rolls 56 mph
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 56 mph
Artesia Arpt AWOS 54 mph
Carlsbad Arpt ASOS 54 mph
West Carlsbad 54 mph
8-Mile Draw Raws 52 mph
Mescal Raws - Mescalero 51 mph
Caprock Raws 51 mph

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