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Carlsbad, New Mexico Lightning Show 6-25-2016.

A thunderstorm was rolling into Carlsbad, New Mexico from the southwest and I was 10 miles south of Artesia or 30 miles to the north of Carlsbad looking to the south when I took these. Lesson learned tonight was that the vehicle lights coming towards the camera were really playing havoc with the exposure settings. Not my best lightning shots but my wife and I had fun spite of the swarms of mosquitoes that were attacking us.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

T-Storms Dotted The NM Landscape Yesterday & Overnight.

Radar Estimated & 24-Hour Reported Rainfall Totals.

Depicted above is the reported 24-hour rainfall totals as of 7 AM MDT this morning and the radar estimated rainfall totals. Notice how spotty in nature the heavier rainfall totals are...very typical for summertime thunderstorms in New Mexico. 
24-Hour Lightning Strike Density Map.

24-Hour Rainfall Totals. (As Of 6 AM MDT This Morning).

 June Rainfall Totals. (As Of 6 AM MDT This Morning).

Thunderstorms dotted the some of the landscape of New Mexico yesterday into the overnight hours. We had thunder here in Carlsbad off and on from around 11:30 PM until 4:30 AM this morning. I measured .16" in my rain gauge which brings my June total to .26", and my year-to-date total to 2.15". We certainly could use much more of the wet stuff.
Sun Is Blank Again - Missing Its Sunspots.

This now makes 5 days this year that the sun has gone blank. 
Spotless Days.
Current Stretch: 1 day.
2016 total: 5 days (3%)   2015 total: 0 days (0%)   2014 …

Recent "New Daily Record High Temps" In NM.

New Daily Record High Temps In NM. (June 13-21, 2016).

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Hottest Day Of Year So Far For SE & S NM.

Blog Updated @ 1:20 PM MDT.

RTMA Temps @ 5 PM MDT Saturday.

Reported High Temps Saturday. (NWS MesoWest).

Local Airport Reported High Temps Saturday.

My High/Low Temps So Far This Month. (2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad, NM).

Yesterday (Saturday, June 18, 2016) was one of the hottest if not the hottest day of the year for many of us in southern and southeastern New Mexico. TheCarlsbad Climate Co-Op Stationregistered a high temp of 108ºF making this their hottest reading of the summer so far.

 The El Paso Airport came in with 108ºF yesterday for their highest temp so far. The Pecos, TX Airport reported 108ºF

Heat Wave Advisory Continues Today In NM - A Look At High Temps So Far.

Smoke From The Dog Head Forest Fire Thursday.

As of 11 PM MDT last night the Dog Head Forest Fire (burning in the Manzano Mountains) southeast of Albuquerque had consumed some 17,000 acres and was 0% contained. 24 homes and 21 other buildings had also been lost to the fire. Notice in the visible satellite images above that smoke from the fire was carried eastward into Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, and then northward into Colorado and Western Kansas on Thursday.

Check out this Facebook video posted by Gary Gurule of a close slurry drop on the fire!
Heat Wave Continues.
RAP 500 MB Analysis @ 13Z/7 AM MDT This Morning.
Our current heat wave is forecast to continue today across much of Eastern, Southeastern, and Southern New Mexico as well as across parts of West Texas. In fact a Heat Wave Advisory remains in effect for the area. Today potentially could be the hottest day of this heat wave. We get somewhat of a break for the first couple of days next week with highs dropping down into …

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