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Monday, August 17, 2015

Unusually Hot Tuesday - Unusually Cool Wednesday!



Rather chilly across the northern plains this morning with readings in the 40's and 50's at 7 AM MDT behind the seasons first strong cold front. This cold front will bring much cooler weather to SE NM and W TX by Wednesday. 








Unusually Hot Tuesday - Unusually Cool Wednesday.

Valid @ 6 AM MDT Wednesday.

NAM-WRF Forecast High Temps On Tuesday.

NAM-WRF Forecast High Temps On Wednesday.

Overnight a cluster of thunderstorms once again formed over eastern New Mexico and moved slowly southward into southeastern New Mexico...dissipating shortly after sunrise this morning. A few of the heavier 24 hour rainfall totals reported as of 8 AM this morning include:

CoCoRaHS Station 2.3 S Cloudcroft 1.19"
CoCoRaHS Station 0.4 ESE Cloudcroft .78"
CoCoRaHS Station 1.8 SW Cloudcroft .76"
CoCoRaHS Station 0.5 NNW Cloudcroft .61"
Personal Weather Station In Timberon .53"
McKittrick Canyon Raws .51"

A repeat of this activity should once again occur today and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms will fire up over the mountains and eastern plains and the move slowly southward tonight. 

This mornings run of the NAM-WRF computer forecast model is interesting to say the least! Tuesday will likely bring more unusually hot temperatures to the local area with forecast highs of the upper 90's to the low 100's in southeastern New Mexico ahead of the approaching cold front.

This mornings GFS computer model has the cold front arriving in southeastern New Mexico by sunrise Wednesday morning. Now the fun part...this mornings NAM-WRF model is forecasting our daytime high temps Wednesday of only in the upper 60's to near 70! Now that will be a welcome cool down and change from the recent 100+ temps we've been experiencing so far this month. Should this models forecast turn out to be correct then our high temps on Wednesday will be some 30-degrees cooler than those on Tuesday. An early taste of fall will be in the air. 

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

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