Backdoor Arctic Cold Front Headed South.





 








Yet another very balmy and beautiful day across New Mexico. Typically not the way we want to end November with high temperatures some 10 - 20 degrees above normal for the date. Not to worry a big drop in temps is coming Monday especially across the eastern one half of the state.



As of 5 PM this evening the southward moving backdoor arctic cold front had passed Clayton in northeastern New Mexico which was reporting a temperature of 31F and dropping. The leading edge of this arctic airmass will be entering the northern sections of southeastern New Mexico just after midnight tonight. By sunrise tomorrow morning it will have moved south of the state line. Most of the local area will only see high temps tomorrow in the 40's. Bundle the kiddos up tomorrow morning because our wind chill values will be dropping down into the teens and twenties. 

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One More Day Of Balmy Temps.









(As Of 4 PM MST).





Temperatures across the eastern one half of New Mexico were some 15-25 degrees above normal again this afternoon. Note the high temperature of 81F at Alfadale (Atoka - 6 miles south of Artesia), and my high of 80F here at our home in Carlsbad. Sunday's afternoon high temps will be close to today's readings...about five degrees cooler.

Note the temperatures just across the US and Canadian border north of the arctic cold front...as low as -15F. This next arctic cold front is slated to arrive in southeastern New Mexico by Monday morning. It looks like most of us will not get out of the 40's Monday afternoon. So our highs Monday afternoon will be some 20-25 degrees below normal. 

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Rather Warm To End November 2014.









As you may have noticed today was rather warm across New Mexico. A rather unusual high of 81F was noted at the Tucumcari Airport this afternoon. Today's highs were some 10-25 degrees above normal across the eastern one half of the state. Although my Davis Vantage Pro2 home weather station recorded a high temp today of 75F its a far cry from the record high temp in Carlsbad on this date of 85F set back in 1903. Similar readings are anticipated across southeastern New Mexico Saturday and Sunday. A few locations could reach or top 80-degrees on Saturday. 




Enjoy the warmth while it lasts because it won't last. As we step into the beginning of the meteorological winter on Monday the next southward plunge of arctic air will be invading the eastern side of the state. Depending upon the timing of the arrival of the cold front our high temps may occur between sunrise and noontime. It appears our afternoon high temps will only be in the 40's. These temps will be some 15 degrees below normal. Low temperatures Tuesday morning will be in the teens and twenties across the local area.




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Temps @ 3 PM MST Thanksgiving 2014.


(Thanksgiving 2014).

 



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Santa Fe, NM Trip 11-22-2014.


Sangre de Cristo Mountains Of New Mexico.


Sangre de Cristo Mountains East Of Espanola, NM.
My Wife (Diane) Zoomed In On This Shot.

State Rd 68 Southwest Of Taos, NM.

Looking Northeast At Taos, NM From State Rd. 68.

Snow Showers Obscuring The Jemez Mountains.


Looking West Towards Los Alamos, NM From State Hwy 502.

Diane Took This On State Hwy 502 Just East Of Los Alamos.

Snow Showers Obscuring The Sangre de Cristo's. 

Diane Shot This From State Hwy 502 East Of Los Alamos, NM.


Santa Fe Ski Basin Trails Are Visible On The Right.



Looking East Towards At The Sangre de Cristo's 
From State Hwy 502 Just East Of Los Alamos, NM.

Snow Pellets & Sleet Covered The Ground In Santa Fe, NM
On Sunday Nov, 23, 2014.

Sacramento Mountains Of South-Central NM.

Western View Of Sierra Blanca Peak From State Hwy 380.


Diane Captured This Old Barn & Chimney Near Elk, NM.

My wife and I spent this past weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We visited the Taos Indian Pueblo on Saturday and Los Alamos on Sunday. Saturday was a bright sunny day...perfect weather for late November in northern New Mexico.

 Snow showers developed over the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains on Sunday. Sunday was very windy with gusts near 50 mph in Los Alamos. Moderate but brief sleet and snow pellet showers greeted us as we made our way back into Santa Fe late Sunday afternoon.

 Lots of sunshine and clear skies on our trip back to Carlsbad Monday although a tad windy and chilly especially in Cloudcroft where the temp was 31F with 30 mph westerly wind gusts.

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New Daily NM Low-Max & Low Temp Records Nov 14-18, 2014.


Our First Snow This Season In Carlsbad, NM. (0.6").
Photo Is Courtesy Of My Wife - Diane J. Malone.

(Nov 14 - 18, 2014).




(Nov 14 -18, 2014).






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