Hot Weather Returns - Very Hot This Weekend.

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Lubbock NWS Doppler Radar Estimated 50-Hour Rainfall Totals.

What looked like a decent setup for thunderstorms yesterday across southeastern New Mexico ended up fizzling. A complex of thunderstorms (MCS) is moving southeastward through the South Plains of west Texas this morning. This complex is depicted by the blue shaded area on the Water Vapor Satellite Image above. Widespread rainfall totals of 1" - 4" have fallen around the Lubbock area, with another 1" - 3" forecast to fall this morning. A Flood Watch remains in effect for this area.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible today generally along and east of a Tatum-Pecos-Marfa line. A few of these storms could become severe. Training thunderstorms may produce locally heavy rainfall in the eastern Permian Basin and the western Low Rolling Plains of west Texas.

 Areas of southeastern New Mexico west of the Caprock should continue to stay high and dry until the first of next week. Long-range model forecasts hint at another cold front entering the area by around the middle of next week, which if true could give us another shot at some scattered thunderstorms. Highs today will range from the mid-upper 90's. 

As of 8 AM MDT this morning, New Mexico's largest wildfire had consumed 263,589 acres. It is now 22% contained. 1,050 firefighters continue to battle this massive fire. Photos of the fire can be viewed here. YouTube videos of the fire can be viewed here.

Blistering Heat This Weekend?

Valid At 6 PM MDT Sat June 9, 2012.

Valid At 6 PM MDT Sat June 9, 2012.

Hot weather will make a comeback by tomorrow with our afternoon high temperatures forecast to range from the upper 90's to near 100. Friday will similar readings with a few of us climbing up into the low 100's.

 Saturday is looking like it is going to be very hot with near - record to record high temperatures possible over southeastern New Mexico. An upper-level trough of low pressure is forecast to swing eastward across the US and Canadian border, which will generate a surface trough of low pressure, that will extend southward from South Dakota into southeastern New Mexico.

Hot, dry donwslopping southwesterly winds will help to drive our temperatures up Saturday afternoon. This mornings Midland NWS forecast high temperature for Artesia on Saturday is 108, Carlsbad is looking at 109, and Hobbs 104. Sunday is looking just about as hot as well.

Local Daily Record High Temperatures.

Roswell, NM ThreadEx-

Friday 106 2008+
Saturday 110 1896
Sunday 105 2010

Artesia Climate-

Friday 108 1910
Saturday 105 1939+
Sunday 107 1916

Carlsbad Climate-

Friday 109 1910
Saturday 108 1936
Sunday 109 1906

Carlsbad Airport-

Friday 108 1955
Saturday 107 1981
Sunday 106 2010

Hobbs Climate-

Friday 105 1981
Saturday 105 1981
Sunday 104 1927+

Tatum Climate-

Friday 101 2011+
Saturday 107 1981
Sunday 101 2011

Clovis Climate-

Friday 106 1917
Saturday 104 1981
Sunday 105 1981

Portales Climate-

Friday 104 1981
Saturday 105 1981
Sunday 102 2002+

Capitan Climate-

Friday 96 1990
Saturday 93 1981
Sunday 95 1936

Ruidoso Climate-

Friday 92 1952
Saturday 93 1953
Sunday 89 1944

Elk Climate-

Friday 103 1896
Saturday 103 1896
Sunday 94 1900

Cloudcroft Climate-

Friday 86 1955
Saturday 83 1953
Sunday 81 2010+

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