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Windy & Dusty Today - Snow In Northern NM.

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Tornado Warning For LittleField, TX.

You don't see many Tornado Warnings this early in the morning in West Texas. Radar indicated a possible Tornado over Littlefield in southeastern Lamb County 30 miles northwest of Lubbock at 6:05 AM MDT/7:05 AM CDT this morning. A wall cloud was reported with the storm at 6:17 AM MDT/7:17 AM CDT.
Today's Severe Weather Outlook.

Today's Outlook For NM & W TX.




Today's NWS/WPC Snowfall Forecast.

Severe thunderstorms across West Texas this morning. High winds and more blowing dust across parts of New Mexico and West Texas this afternoon. Southwest to west winds are forecast to gust up to 65 mph in the Guadalupe Mtn's and 45-50 mph across the southeastern plains of New Mexico. Click on this linkfor the latest National Weather Service Watches and Warnings. 
After seeing high temps today and Saturday in the mid 70's to near 80 a strong cold front will enter the local area Saturday night and drop our daytime highs back down in the 5…

And The Wind & Dust Are Back - Especially On Friday.

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Strong Storm To Our West.
GFS 500 MB Analysis @ Midnight.
High Fire Danger & Windy Today Into Friday.
Courtesy of The Albuquerque NWS Office.
Courtesy Of The Midland NWS Office.
Courtesy Of The El Paso NWS Office.
In true New Mexico tradition our spring is turning out to be a windy and dusty one across much of the state. Today will be breezy with southwesterly winds gusting up to around 30 mph this afternoon and continuing overnight. High temperatures across southeastern New Mexico and parts of West texas will be in the mid-upper 80's today. A Wind Advisory has been issued for southern New Mexico for today for southwesterly winds sustained at 30 mph with gusts near 50 mph. A Blowing Dust Advisoryis also in effect for areas of blowing dust reducing the visibility down to less than one mile at times mainly in the El Paso and Lordsburg areas today.
As a strong mid-upper level storm to our west approaches from the west on Friday southwesterly winds will crank up even higher locally. A …

Less Wind Today Into The Weekend.

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NWS Forecast For Today & Thursday.


Reported Peak Winds Tuesday.



Preliminary Severe Weather Reports On Tuesday.
Click On The Link Above To See The Complete List Of Reports.
WPC 7-Day Total Rainfall Forecast. (Ending @ 6 PM MDT Tuesday, May 3rd).

Our next best hope for any rainfall here in southeastern New Mexico may come Sunday night as the next Pacific storm drops into northern Arizona. Disturbances rotating northeastward out of this storm could interact with the dryline to produce scattered thunderstorms across the eastern third of the state late this upcoming weekend into the first of next week.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

La Nina Looms - Bad News For New Mexico!

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A Very Humbling Photo To Say The Least. Now My Facebook Profile Picture.
Blog Updated @ 7:50 PM MDT Sunday, April 24, 2016.
As El Niño Continues To Weaken - La Nina Looms. (Bad News For New Mexico & The Desert Southwest). 
NOAA/NESDIS 50 KM Global Sea Surface Temp Anomaly. (December 31, 2015).
Latest NOAA/NESDIS 50 KM Global Sea Surface Temp Anomaly Analysis. (April 21, 2016).  
Compare the sea surface temperature maps (above) from last December with the current map (today). Its fairly obvious how quickly and how much the Equator Pacific sea surface temperatures are dropping thus signaling the coming end of El Niño conditions with a return to La Nina conditions by this fall and winter.
ENSO IRI/CPC SST Plume Forecast.

Sea surface temperatures across and near the Equatorial Pacific Ocean continued to cool asEl Niño continues to weaken. This trend is forecast by the models to continue. In fact aLa Nina Watch has been issued by NOAA. Bad news for New Mexico because La Nina's produce t…

Warm & A Little Breezy This Saturday Afternoon.

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Temperatures @ 4 PM MDT Today.

Temperature Change Past 24-Hours.



Peak Wind Gusts As Of 5 PM MDT Today.


The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Winter Still Isn't Done With New Mexico & Colorado.

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