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Just enough mid-level moisture managed to sneak into the area to help fire off a few high based mostly dry thunderstorms. Early this morning a couple of thunderstorms managed to drop .02" at the Bat Draw Raws, the Bowl Raws, and .01" at the Dark Canyon Raws, and the Guadalupe Pass ASOS. A thunderstorm was reported at the Carlsbad Airport at 5 AM.
Yesterday afternoon a few scattered thunderstorms also formed over the Sacramento mountains. A personal weather station in Dry Canyon east of Cloudcroft reported .23". The Sierra Blanca Snotel reported .10", the IRaws 13 (Lift-6) reported .03". The Cloudcroft Climate Coop Station reported .03".
We are still looking at hot weather across the area today into Sunday. Highs will range range from the low 100's today and Saturday, to the upper 90's to near 100 on Sunday. Current forecast trends still continue to drop our daily high temps a little by the first of next week into the 4th of July with readings in the mid 90's expected.
A stray thunderstorm or two is possible across parts of the southeastern plains today. The best chance of this happening will be over and near the mountains. These will be high based and mostly dry thunderstorms that will produce gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning, and very little rainfall.
Across the Sacramento mountains the chances for scattered thunderstorms are a little higher today into the 4th of July holiday. Enough monsoonal moisture seepage from the south will ooze into the area to fire up the usual daily round of scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms.
Cloudcroft and Ruidoso and surrounding areas have a 20% - 30% chance of getting wet into the 4th of July holiday. Ruidoso is looking at highs in the upper 80's from today into Sunday. They should then drop down into the low-mid 80's by the first of the week. Cloudcroft is looking at highs in the low-mid 80's into Sunday. They then should see highs in the upper 70's by the first of next week.
High Temperatures Recorded Tue-
8-Mile Draw Raws 107
Roswell Airport ASOS 106
Paduca Raws 105
Carlsbad Airport ASOS 104
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 104
Caprock Raws 104
Hagerman 10 ESE HCN 103
Artesia Airport HCN 103
Artesia Airport AWOS 102
Crossroads Raws 101
Carrizozo Airport HADS 100
2 SW Tatum 100
Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns 99
Hobbs Airport AWOS 99
McKittrick Canyon Raws 99
Guadalupe Pass ASOS 97
Dunken Raws 97
Pinery Raws - Pine Springs 96
Queen Raws 95
Weed - DRO 94
Mayhill Raws 93
Smokey Bear Raws - Ruidoso 93
Dog Canyon Raws 92
Mescal Raws - Mescalero 91
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport AWOS 91
Dry Canyon _- East of Cloudcroft 84
Cloudcroft Climate 81
Sacramento Peak - Sunspot 77
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