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Today Was Hot But The Next Couple Of Days Will Be Hotter.

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Blog updated at 11:00 PM MDT.

Low Temperatures This Morning.


High Temperatures This Afternoon.



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High temperatures In SE NM Today.


Paduca Raws 105
8-Mile Draw Raws 103
West Carlsbad - NMAQ 102
10 ESE Hagerman 101
Roswell Airport 101
Carlsbad Airport 101
2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 101
Caprock Raws 100
Artesia Airport 99 High Temperatures In Oklahoma Today.



Map Is Courtesy Of NWS Mesonet Observations.
NAM Model Forecast High Temperatures Wednesday.
NAM Forecast Temps At 3 PM MDT Wed.
It was hot in southeast New Mexico today but our heat was fairly mild compared to Oklahoma. Forecast high temperatures across Oklahoma for tomorrow are expected to be a few degrees warmer than today's readings. A few spots between Oklahoma City and Tulsa could exceed 115-120F. In fact the NAM model is forecasting temps of 115F or higher between Oklahoma City and Tulsa by as early as noon. That's remarkable!
00Z/6 PM MDT RAP 2 Meter Temperature Forecast. Valid At 3 PM MDT Wed …

HOT This Week!

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Regional 3 PM MDT Temperature Map.
Map Is Courtesy Of WeatherBell.
Local 3 PM MDT Temperatures.

Map Are Courtesy Of MesoWest Weather.
RUC 500 MB Heights/Vorticity At Noon MDT.
Its hot out there! I do believe that the dog days of summer have arrived. A stubborn upper-level ridge of high pressure was centered over the Texas Panhandle today. For the most part this ridge will pretty much remain parked over the area into the weekend. The close proximity of the ridge has shunted our summer monsoonal flow westward into Arizona, leaving southeastern New Mexico high and dry.
  As of 3:30 PM here are some of our local afternoon high temperatures so far this afternoon:

8-Mile Draw Raws - NE of Roswell 104 Paduca Raws - Near WIPP 100 Carlsbad - NMAQ 100
10 ESE Hagerman 99 2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 99 Carlsbad Airport 99 Roswell Airport 98 Artesia Airport - HCN 98 Hobbs Airport 95 Dunken Raws 93 Smokey Bear Raws - Ruidoso 90
Queen Raws 88 Weed - DRO 87 Mayhill Raws 86 Timberon 82 Cloudcroft Fire Station 80
Cloudcroft - …

July Ends & August Begins Hot.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.


Map Is Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
NWS Forecast For Roswell, NM.
NWS Forecast For Artesia, NM.
NWS Forecast For Carlsbad, NM.
NWS Forecast For Hobbs, NM.
A few scattered thunderstorms are forecast to pop up over the mountains today and to a lesser extent tomorrow. Its possible that a few of them may also develop over parts of the southeastern plains today, but overall say goodbye to the rain for awhile. 
A stout upper-level ridge of high pressure is forecast to dominate our weather late this weekend into the end of next week. Simply state its just going to be downright hot. Our afternoon high temperatures for most of next week will likely range from 100 to 105. A few spots may even top 105.
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Friday's Rainfall Totals. 7-27-2012.

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Blog updated at 1:40 PM MDT.
Blog updated at 9:10 AM MDT.

24-Hour Rainfall Totals.
Can You Spot The Rain Drops?

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Strong T-Storm Developed North Of Whites City Yesterday.

Eddy County CoCoRaHS Rainfall Totals.
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Otero County CoCoRaHS Rainfall Totals.

The Jal Climate Co-Op Station reported .75" yesterday.  The Ruidoso Climate Co-Op Station reported .10", while the Carlsbad Climate Co-Op Station reported .05".

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24-Hour Rainfall Totals.

24-Hour Rainfall Totals Courtesy Of MesoWest Weather.
Midland NWS 44-Hour Rainfall Totals. GRLevel3 2.00
Once again a few scattered thunderstorms broke out over the southeastern plains yesterday. Some of these storms were still ongoing over the Sacramento Mountains as of 10 PM last night. Most of the rainfall reporting stations managed once again to miss the heavier rainfall totals in southeastern New Mexico. Most of these storms have been of the pulse-type, they pop up and dissipate rather quickly. Overall storm coverage has been rather disappointing so far the past couple of days.
Current Drought Status.
NM 30-Day Rainfall Totals. Includes radar estimates and actual reported totals.
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NM Year To Date Departure From Normal's.
 Parts of southeastern New Mexico have received normal or slightly above normal July rainfall totals so far this month, but overall many are…

Our Best Chances For Rain For Awhile Today Into Friday.

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Map Is Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.

Maps Are Courtesy Of The Lubbock NWS Office.



Maps Are Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.

Map Is Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
A weak and slow moving cold front draped across the area will be the focus for thunderstorms today into Friday. The front will have little affect on our afternoon high temperatures. Our afternoon highs are forecast to be in the upper 90's today, the low-mid 90's on Friday, and the mid-upper 90's Saturday and Sunday.


Today's crop of thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall which may lead to localized flash flooding. As has been the case so far this summer, and will continue to be the case for some time to come, the burn scar areas in the Guadalupe, Sacramento, and Capitan Mountains,  and locations below them, will be especially vulnerable to flash flooding. 


Please do not attempt to cross a flooded arroyo, flooded small streams, or other flood prone low lying areas. Most flash flood…

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