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Brrrrr Bunny Rabbit This Morning - 90's By The Weekend.

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Mtn Snows In NM & Lowland Blowing Dust. Severe T-Storms In TX.

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Snow Is Falling Again In Coudcroft, NM (8,751' ) This Morning.
Regional Radar Showing Snow Over Parts Of The NM Mtn's. 
 Infrared (IR) Satellite Image @ 11:15 AM MDT This Morning.
A strong upper level storm located over southwestern New Mexico near the noon hour today is responsible for lowland rain showers and high mountains snows across the state. Cloudcroft is down to 32°F with light to moderate snow falling while rain is falling in Ruidoso (1,750' lower) with a temp of 38°F. Meanwhile here in Carlsbad (3,158') we have a temp of 75°F.
Heavy Snow For Northern NM Mtn's.
Courtesy Of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for parts of the northern New Mexico Mtn's and northeastern plains for this evening through 6 PM MDT Monday. Snowfall totals of 5" - 10" with locally higher totals of around 15" will be possible in these areas. 
Windy Today In SE NM & W TX.
Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Snow may be falling in the …

More Heavy Snow For New Mexico's Northern Mtn's.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico This Morning.
Snow fell across the higher elevations of the Sacramento Mountains Thursday night into early Friday morning. The Sierra Blanca Snotel reported 5" while Cloudcroft reported 2". Cloudcroft saw 8" of snow fall on April 24, 1966.
Windy Friday In New Mexico & West Texas.

Reported Peak Wind Gusts On Friday.
Severe T-Storms Rake Fort Worth With High Winds Friday.
NWS Fort Worth, TX Dual Pol Doppler Radar SRV Snapshot @ 6:16 PM CDT, Friday, April 24, 2015. Using GRLevel3_2.00 Software. 
Courtesy Of The Fort Worth NWS Office.
As the upper level storm responsible for the snow in New Mexico begin to lift northeastward yesterday afternoon severe thunderstorms broke out in Texas. A line of severe thunderstorms approaching the Fort Worth area from the southwest and west "bowed out" and produced at least 80 mph wind gusts in parts of Parker, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties. This line of storms was moving to the east at 60 mph. The Fort Worth NW…

Overnight Snowfall In The Sac's - High Winds & Blowing Dust This Afternoon.

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Snow Overnight In The Sacramento Mtn's.
Downtown Cloudcroft, NM @ 6:33 AM MDT This Morning.
New Mexico CoCoRaHS 24-Hour Snowfall Totals.



Not that its all that unusual but a couple of inches of fresh powder fell overnight across the higher elevations of the Sacramento Mountains. Some fairly decent rains also fell in the Sac's thanks to the approaching upper level low to our southwest. Yea its April in New Mexico.
24-Hour Rainfall Totals As Of 7 AM MDT This Morning.


GFS 500 MB Low @ Midnight Last Night.
Regional IR (Infrared) Satellite Image.

Regional Radar @ 6:25 AM MDT This Morning.

Sand Blasting Time - Oh Joy (Not).
Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Today.

Its always a nice treat to pick up rain or snow in New Mexico in the spring but sadly this won't be the case for most of eastern and southeastern New Mexico and parts of West Texas today. As the upper level low moves overhead today strong dry down slopping southwesterly winds will k…

Stormy Weather Friday Into Monday For New Mexico & Texas.

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Severe Weather Continues Today Into Friday.
NWS SPC Severe Weather Outlook Today.
NWS SPC Severe Weather Outlook Friday.
Weather more typical of late April will impact the region today into the first of next week. Severe thunderstorms broke out over parts of western and northern Texas yesterday afternoon and evening and another round is expected today into this evening, and again on Friday. Much of Texas will have experienced some type of severe weather by Friday night. 
Windy & Dusty In SE NM & W TX Friday.
Courtesy Of NWS Lubbock.
GFS 500 MB Forecast. Valid @ 6 AM MDT Friday.
GFS Dew Point Temperature Forecast. Valid @ 6 PM MDT Friday.
Courtesy Of The Fort Worth, TX NWS Office. "Severe Weather Threat Continues Late Today Into Friday."
Back in the Land of Enchantment a more typical spring-like day is expected across the southeastern plains on Friday. A another upper level storm is forecast to zip overhead on its northeastward journey into the Texas Panhandle by tomorrow aft…

Dry Line Season In New Mexico & West Texas.

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Valid @ 6 AM MDT Wednesday.
Valid @ 10 AM MDT Wednesday.
Valid @ 1 PM MDT Wednesday.
Valid @ 6 PM MDT Wednesday.
NAM/WRF Simulated Radar Forecast. Valid @ 6 PM MDT Wednesday.
From mid April through roughly about the first of July the dryline wobbles east and west in and out of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. This is clearly shown by the WRF's dew point temperature forecast tomorrow. 
More often than not the dry line mixes/moves out of eastern New Mexico and sets up across West Texas this time of the year. Early in the spring its more often found in Texas than here in New Mexico. By the time we move into late May and June the dryline backs/sloshes or moves westward overnight and parks itself along the east slopes of the states northern, central, and southern mountain chains. As the day progresses the dryline (easpecially early in the spring) will mix out or move eastward into West Texas. And often will return again overnight to repeat the process the next day.
The dryline is a sh…

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