Hot Week Ahead....Relief By The Weekend.

Labor Day was just downright hot. I recorded 103 for a high at my home on my Davis Vantage Pro2 station. The Paduca Raws was the champion with 106, and close behind was the 8-Mile Draw Raws located northeast of Roswell with 105. It will be just as hot across the local area the rest of this week with our afternoon high temps forecast to be in the 100 - 105 range. This means our afternoon high temps will continue to be some 10 to 15-degrees above normal.

(For September 4th).

Roswell Airport (1893-2012) 88 - 61

Artesia Climate (1905-2012) 89 - 60
Hope Climate (1905-2012) 88 - 59
Carlsbad Climate (1900-2012) 91 - 63
Carlsbad Airport (1942-2012) 90 - 64

Hobbs Climate (1912-2012) 89 - 63
Tatum Climate (1919-2012) 87 - 58

Capitan Climate (1909-2012) 79 - 50
Ruidoso Climate (1941-2012) 77 - 45

Elk Climate (1895-2012) 80 - 51
Cloudcroft Climate (1901-2012)  67 - 45

A few thunderstorms popped up over the northern Sacramento Mountains yesterday afternoon. An automated weather station located northwest of Ruidoso (Nogal Peak Crest Trail) recorded .44" for the greatest total I could find. Widely scattered afternoon and early evening thunderstorms will dot the mountains today into the rest of the work week. A few of these may drift out over the plains from time to time as well. 

Cooler Temps Behind A Cold Front This Weekend.

Valid At 6 AM MDT Saturday September 8, 2012. 

A cold front will arrive in the local area Friday night or early Saturday morning. Much cooler temps will occur behind the front this weekend. Highs on Saturday may only be in the low-mid 80's across the plains, and the 60's to 70's in the mountains. Thunderstorms may be a little more widespread ahead of, and behind the front, Friday and Saturday.

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