Unusually Warm Today - Windy Too.
Unusually Warm Today. RAP Forecast Temperatures @ 3 PM MST This Afternoon. Today will be unusually warm across southeastern New Mexico with our afternoon highs forecast to range from near 80 to the low 80's. These temperatures will be some 15-25 degrees above normal. Similar readings are expected for Friday. A few daily record high temp records may come close to being tied or broken today and tomorrow. A surface low located over northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado combined with a tight surface pressure gradient has caused dry downsloping westerly winds to really scream this morning across the northeastern plains. The Crews Airport at Raton clocked a peak wind gust of 82 mph at 5:04 AM MST this morning. High Wind Warnings are in effect for much of New Mexico today from the northern mountains eastward out into parts of the northeastern and eastern plains near the mountains. West winds sustained at around 40-55 mph with gusts to 75 mph and occasionall