Blog updated at 12:45 PM MDT.
There is a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, mainly from Guadalupe Mountains, to the Davis and Apache Mountains, to the Lower Trans Pecos. Any storms that do develop will be accompanied by frequent lightning, small hail, gusty winds, and brief heavy rainfall. A few storms may become severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and locally heavy rainfall being the main concerns. In addition, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
High Temperatures Recorded Wednesday-
Sacramento Peak - Sunspot 70
Cloudcroft Climate 74
Bowl Raws 75
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport 81
Smokey Bear Raws - Near Ruidoso 82
DRO - Weed 83
Mayhill Raws 84
Dog Canyon Raws 85
Queen Raws 88
Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 88
Guadalupe Pass 91
Dunken Raws 91
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center 95
2 SW Tatum 96
NW Hobbs - KM5BS 96
Caprock Raws 97
Hobbs Airport 97
Artesia Airport 97
10 ESE Hagerman 98
Roswell Airport 100
Carlsbad Airport 100
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 100
8-Mile Draw Raws - 18 NE Roswell 101
Paduca Raws - Near The WIPP Site 101
High Temperature Data Is Courtesy Of-
A cold front worked its way south into southeastern New Mexico overnight. Low clouds (stratocumulus) are covering parts of the area behind the front. These will burn off later this morning. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the area today with our afternoon high temperatures forecast to be in the mid-upper 80's.
Enjoy the brief bout of cooler weather because as is typical for this time of the year it will not last. By Saturday our afternoon high temperatures will climb back up into the mid-upper 90's. Sunday's highs will range from the upper 90's to the low 100's and this trend will continue into the middle of next week it appears.
A few scattered t-storms may dot the landscape across parts of the local area this afternoon and evening. The best chances of this occurring will be over and near the Guadalupe, Sacramento, and Capitan Mountains.
Some of these may become severe and produce large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts, and locally heavy rain over and near the mountains of southwest Texas, and over and near the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico.
Selected Rainfall Totals For May 2012-
Chaves County New Mexico.
Eddy County New Mexico.
Lea County New Mexico.
Lincoln County New Mexico.
Otero County New Mexico.
Rainfall Totals Are Courtesy Of-
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