So How Wet Has It Been? Wet Enough For These Guys To Pop Up In Our Yard.
September 1st ushered in the beginning of the meteorological fall and it feels like it this morning. A southward moving cold front has brought gusty northeasterly winds and much temperatures to the state and local area.
It was rather chilly at sunrise this morning as a cooler airmass infiltrated the area behind the cold front. The Sierra Blanca Snotel Automated Weather Station (10,720') reported a low temp of 39ºF while a Personal Weather Station (PWS) located south of Cloudcroft in Aspen Grove (9,439') reported 37ºF.
Strong gusty northeasterly wind gusts accompanied the frontal passage early this morning. A Personal Weather Station (PWS) in High Rolls clocked a peak gust of 61 mph. The Caprock Raws 57 mph, Guadalupe Pass 56 mph, and the Sunspot Solar Observatory south of Cloudcroft 56 mph. Gusts between 35 - 45 mph were common over the southeastern plains.
Today's high temperatures are forecast to range from the mid 60's to the mid 70's across southeastern New Mexico which will be some 10ºF to 20ºF below average for the date.
Roswell 46 in 1956. 87/61.
Artesia 43 in 2004. 88.58.
Carlsbad 48 in 1953. 89/62.
Hobbs 49 in 1956. 88/62.
Tatum 36 in 1941. 86/56.
Picacho 47 in 2004. 84/53.
Ruidoso 29 in 1953. 76/45.
Elk 38 in 2004. 78/48.
Cloudcroft 30 in 1918. 68/42.
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