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Importing More Of Mexico's Dust Into New Mexico And West Texas Today.






Not again, which is no doubt what many of us in Southern and Southeastern New Mexico, and West Texas, are mumbling under our breath this afternoon. Say what? A dust filled sky which in many a year gone by (in my 58 years of memory) heraldes March in the Desert Southwest. Take a look at the MODIS Visible Satellite Images above...that brown blob showing up is just exactly that, blowing dust and lots of it streaming up from Mexico in the local area. Zoom in on the third image and notice that the dust at the time of this image was just topping the ridge line of the Sacramento Mountains, and was kicking up along the east face of the Guadalupe Mountains. 


Snapshot Captured At 5:02 PM MDT This Afternoon.

Growing up in the 60's and 70's spring dust storms were a common factor in our lives here in Southeastern New Mexico. Not that they haven't occurred in other years previous and after this time period. But when I was a kid I was mesmerized by this phenomena. In fact thev've been a part of our local climatology as far as recoded history is concerned and then some. What we didn't realize forty or fitty years ago was that often these dust storms originated in Mexico and overspread the area like the one occurring today. Naturally our local airborne soil erosion contributed to the blotted out sun and multitudes of allergy and sinus issues during and afterwards of these infamous events. Modern day satellite images has thus enlightened us. Visibilities this afternoon have dropped down to the 1-3 mile range across Southern and Southeastern New Mexico in the blowing dust. 

(As Of 5: 30 PM MDT Today).


(As Of 5:30 PM MDT Today).


As of 5:30 PM this afternoon the peak wind gust reported in Guadalupe Pass has been 71 knots or 82 mph. Yea that will loft some topsoil and blow some vehicles off of the road. 




Wow was it ever dry here at our home in Carlsbad at 5:25 PM MDT! With a temp of 87º and dew point temp of -12º this produced a relative humidity value of just 2%. Combine this with the dust in the air and you have the makings of one nasty afternoon! 






A cold front was just to our west and with its passage shortly our skies will clear of the dust as a more stable and cooler air mass overspreads the area. After dropping down into the upper 30's and lower 40's tonight in the Pecos Valley and nearby areas we will see highs tomorrow and Sunday in the 60's and 70's. 

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New Mexico Rainfall & Snowfall Totals.


A Lennie (Lenticular) Kind Of Sunrise This Morning.

A Wet Day For Many New Mexicans.

SE New Mexico CoCoRaHS Rainfall/Snowfall Totals.
(As Of 8 AM MDT This Morning).

Chaves County.


Eddy County.


Lincoln County.


Otero County.


NWS Albuquerque Rainfall/Snowfall Totals.
(As Of 3:36 PM MDT Today).

RAIN 
 • 7 ENE TUCUMCARI - 1.35 in.
 • 1 SW FORT SUMNER - 1.30 in.
 • 13 SE TOLAR - 1.28 in.
 • 3 ENE CLOVIS - 1.25 in.
 • 4 NW TUCUMCARI - 1.23 in.
 • 13 SE TOLAR - 1.21 in.
 • 3 ENE TUCUMCARI - 1.20 in.
 • 9 SW BUEYEROS - 1.17 in.
 • 6 W PLEASANT HILL - 1.12 in.
 • 1 NE CLOVIS - 1.12 in.
 • 2 NE CLOVIS - 1.08 in.
 • 1 WNW CLOVIS - 1.02 in.
 • 1 N CANNON AFB - 1.01 in.
 • 2 NNE CLOVIS - 1.00 in.
 • 11 ENE BELL RANCH - 1.00 in.

 • 1 SSW FORT SUMNER - 0.96 in.
 • 3 W LOGAN - 0.95 in.
 • 6 SSW SAN MATEO - 0.95 in.
 • 3 ENE ENSENADA - 0.93 in.
 • 2 SE CLOVIS - 0.91 in.
 • 2 SW PORTALES - 0.91 in.
 • 3 WSW LOGAN - 0.88 in.
 • 1 E PORTAIR - 0.88 in.
 • 1 SSW CLOVIS - 0.82 in.
 • 9 SSE FORT SUMNER - 0.73 in.
 • 3 ENE PONDEROSA - 0.69 in.
 • 8 SSW RED RIVER - 0.67 in.
 • 2 NNW PONDEROSA - 0.65 in.
 • 2 ENE MIERA - 0.64 in.
 • 1 E WHITE ROCK - 0.63 in.
 • 12 SSW EL VADO - 0.62 in.
 • 4 WSW MILLS - 0.61 in.
 •  null TESUQUE - 0.60 in.
 • 7 SSW EDGEWOOD - 0.57 in.
 • 3 ENE TRUCHAS - 0.55 in.
 • 15 SSW CLAYTON - 0.55 in.
 • 1 NW SUMNER LAKE - 0.53 in.
 • 3 W RIO RANCHO - 0.52 in.
 •  null HOUSE - 0.52 in.
 • 8 SSW SAN MIGUEL - 0.50 in.
 • 3 W RIO RANCHO - 0.50 in.
 • 8 SE EAGLE NEST - 0.50 in.

 • 11 ENE JEMEZ SPRINGS - 0.49 in.
 • 2 NNW PORTAIR - 0.49 in.
 • 8 SW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.49 in.
 • 14 E BOSQUE DEL APACHE REFUGE - 0.49 in.
 • 7 SSW COYOTE - 0.48 in.
 • 4 NW LAMA - 0.48 in.
 • 1 SE LOS ALAMOS - 0.48 in.
 • 1 NNW PLACITAS - 0.47 in.
 • 3 WNW MADRID - 0.47 in.
 •  null FRIJOLES - 0.47 in.
 • 4 NW BANDELIER NATL MONUMENT - 0.46 in.
 • 3 NNW EDGEWOOD - 0.45 in.
 • 3 N SEDILLO - 0.45 in.
 • 2 NW EDGEWOOD - 0.45 in.
 • 1 SE CEDRO - 0.45 in.
 • 3 ESE MILAGRO - 0.44 in.
 • 5 NNE SEDAN - 0.44 in.
 • 2 SSE TAOS - 0.44 in.
 • 1 SW PORTALES - 0.44 in.
 •  null BONITO LAKE - 0.43 in.
 • 6 WSW TESUQUE - 0.42 in.
 • 2 N EDGEWOOD - 0.42 in.
 • 2 SW DORA - 0.42 in.
 • 4 ENE SANTA FE - 0.42 in.
 • 4 SSE GOLDEN - 0.41 in.
 •  null EDGEWOOD - 0.41 in.
 • 2 WSW EDGEWOOD - 0.40 in.
 • 2 ENE TAOS - 0.38 in.
 • 2 NNW EDGEWOOD - 0.37 in.
 • 2 SE OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO - 0.37 in.
 • 1 W GRANTS - 0.36 in.
 • 2 NE FORT STANTON - 0.36 in.
 • 1 ESE SEDILLO - 0.36 in.
 • 19 SW ACOMA PUEBLO - 0.36 in.
 • 17 WNW OSCURO - 0.35 in.
 • 17 NW BANDELIER NATL MONUMENT - 0.35 in.
 • 3 NE ABO - 0.35 in.
 • 5 NW CANONES - 0.35 in.
 • 18 WSW OSCURO - 0.34 in.
 • 16 SSE NATL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBS - 0.34 in.
 • 11 WSW SUNSHINE VALLEY - 0.34 in.
 • 4 SSE ROSWELL - 0.33 in.
 • 2 WNW LA JOYA - 0.33 in.
 • 3 WSW AGUA FRIA - 0.33 in.
 • 8 NW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.33 in.
 •  null SAN FIDEL - 0.33 in.
 • 1 S CEDRO - 0.33 in.
 • 1 S MOUNTAINAIR - 0.33 in.
 • 8 SE MESA - 0.33 in.
 • 2 SSW LOS CORDOVAS - 0.33 in.
 • 2 ESE CORRALES - 0.32 in.
 • 1 W SANTA FE - 0.32 in.
 • 1 ESE POJOAQUE PUEBLO - 0.32 in.
 • 2 S GRANTS - 0.32 in.
 • 6 W ALBUQUERQUE - 0.32 in.
 • 3 NNE LOS CERRILLOS - 0.31 in.
 • 4 WSW RIO RANCHO - 0.31 in.
 •  null JACONITA - 0.31 in.
 • 1 ESE CONTRERAS - 0.31 in.
 • 3 WNW BERNALILLO - 0.31 in.
 • 2 WSW RIO RANCHO - 0.31 in.
 • 9 E CUBA - 0.30 in.
 • 5 WNW LOS ALAMOS - 0.30 in.
 • 9 NE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.30 in.
 • 18 NNE ENCINOSO - 0.29 in.
 • 2 NW RIO RANCHO - 0.29 in.
 • 3 W EL PRADO - 0.29 in.
 • 5 SSW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.28 in.
 • 3 NNE LA CIENEGA - 0.28 in.
 • 6 NE RIO RANCHO - 0.28 in.
 • 2 W BERNALILLO - 0.28 in.
 • 5 ENE LOS CERRILLOS - 0.28 in.
 • 2 NNW JACONA - 0.28 in.
 • 6 SE RIO COMMUNITIES - 0.28 in.
 • 12 N NAVAJO DAM - 0.28 in.
 • 5 NE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.27 in.
 • 3 E BERNALILLO - 0.27 in.
 • 6 WNW ESPANOLA - 0.27 in.
 • 9 SW CUBA - 0.26 in.
 • 9 NE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.26 in.
 • 2 SW RIO RANCHO - 0.26 in.
 • 3 NNE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.26 in.
 • 3 WNW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.26 in.
 • 2 NNW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.26 in.
 • 11 NW MESA - 0.26 in.
 • 1 W MOUNTAINAIR - 0.26 in.

 • 5 N LAMY - 0.25 in.
 • 6 SSE QUEMADO LAKE - 0.25 in.
 • 2 NW EL RITO - 0.25 in.
 • 1 SSE CORRALES - 0.25 in.
 • 7 WNW CANONCITO - 0.25 in.
 • 8 W SANDIA PARK - 0.25 in.
 • 2 W EL MORRO - 0.25 in.
 • 4 WNW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.25 in.
 • 10 SW BINGHAM - 0.25 in.
 • 5 SSE RED RIVER - 0.24 in.
 • 9 NW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.24 in.
 • 5 NE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.24 in.
 • 1 NE POJOAQUE PUEBLO - 0.24 in.
 • 5 E EL MORRO - 0.24 in.
 • 12 S MONERO - 0.24 in.
 • 1 ENE CORRALES - 0.24 in.
 • 1 ENE RIO RANCHO - 0.24 in.
 • 2 ESE RIO RANCHO - 0.23 in.
 • 1 SE ESPANOLA - 0.23 in.
 • 2 ENE RIO RANCHO - 0.23 in.
 • 4 SE SANTA FE - 0.23 in.
 • 1 SSE CLINES CORNERS - 0.23 in.
 • 1 ENE SANTA FE - 0.23 in.
 • 1 WNW CLAYTON - 0.23 in.
 • 34 ESE MOGOLLON - 0.22 in.
 • 2 N CORRALES - 0.22 in.
 • 7 SSW MAGDALENA - 0.22 in.
 • 7 SW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.22 in.
 • 1 WNW LAMY - 0.22 in.
 • 19 SSE OLD HORSE SPRINGS - 0.22 in.
 • 2 SE RIO RANCHO - 0.22 in.
 • 2 WNW CORRALES - 0.21 in.
 • 4 NE ALCALDE - 0.21 in.
 • 8 ENE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.21 in.
 • 8 ENE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.21 in.
 • 9 ENE SHADY BROOK - 0.20 in.
 • 1 SSW TIJERAS - 0.20 in.
 • 3 NW LAMY - 0.20 in.
 • 1 SSW CHAMIZAL - 0.20 in.
 • 5 SSE BELEN - 0.20 in.
 • 8 SW ROCIADA - 0.20 in.
 • 11 NNW CANON PLAZA - 0.20 in.
 • 3 W ALBUQUERQUE - 0.19 in.
 • 6 NNW LAMY - 0.19 in.
 • 1 N MILAN - 0.19 in.
 • 5 WSW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.19 in.
 • 6 NW CARNUEL - 0.19 in.
 • 4 W MOUNTAINAIR - 0.19 in.
 • 2 E ALBUQUERQUE - 0.19 in.
 • 5 E ALBUQUERQUE - 0.19 in.
 • 20 WNW GRAN QUIVIRA - 0.19 in.
 • 4 E ABO - 0.19 in.
 • 7 NW LAMY - 0.19 in.
 • 7 NNW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.18 in.
 • 3 N AGUA FRIA - 0.18 in.
 • 2 SSE PERALTA - 0.18 in.
 • 2 SE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.18 in.
 • 5 NW LAMY - 0.18 in.
 • 2 N ABO - 0.18 in.
 • 4 NNW LAMY - 0.17 in.
 • 6 ENE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.17 in.
 • 4 E ALBUQUERQUE - 0.17 in.
 • 1 SE SAN ANTONIO - 0.17 in.
 • 2 SSE TAOS - 0.17 in.
 • 5 E ALBUQUERQUE - 0.17 in.
 • 6 N TECOLOTITO - 0.17 in.
 • 2 SSE SANTA FE - 0.17 in.
 • 7 ESE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.17 in.
 • 6 ENE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.17 in.
 • 13 NW BANDELIER NATL MONUMENT - 0.16 in.
 • 2 SSE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.16 in.
 • 1 WSW LOS LUNAS - 0.16 in.
 • 1 SSE ESCONDIDA - 0.16 in.
 • 4 SE ABO - 0.16 in.
 • 12 SE RIO COMMUNITIES - 0.15 in.
 • 3 N LOS CHAVEZ - 0.15 in.
 • 2 SSE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.15 in.
 • 6 SSE SANTA FE - 0.15 in.
 • 4 NNW ISLETA PUEBLO - 0.15 in.
 • 3 SE LAS VEGAS - 0.15 in.
 • 3 ESE MORIARTY - 0.15 in.
 • 6 NNW GUADALUPITA - 0.15 in.
 • 5 NW RIO RANCHO - 0.15 in.
 •  null RIO COMMUNITIES - 0.15 in.
 • 2 ESE BELEN - 0.15 in.
 • 9 SE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.14 in.
 • 7 WSW ENCINO - 0.14 in.
 • 8 ENE ARROYO SECO - 0.14 in.
 • 2 ESE AGUA FRIA - 0.14 in.
 • 11 NE JEMEZ SPRINGS - 0.14 in.
 • 2 ENE CLAYTON - 0.14 in.
 • 1 NNW ROMEROVILLE - 0.14 in.
 • 2 E SAN PABLO - 0.14 in.
 • 8 NNW OMEGA - 0.14 in.
 • 4 SSE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.13 in.
 • 5 NNW LAMY - 0.13 in.
 • 4 SE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.13 in.
 • 2 E ALBUQUERQUE - 0.12 in.
 •  null WHTIE ROCK - 0.12 in.
 • 6 NE LAS VEGAS - 0.12 in.
 • 2 NNE QUESTA - 0.12 in.
 • 6 NE PONDEROSA - 0.12 in.
 • 1 WSW SEDILLO - 0.12 in.
 • 19 N ALCALDE - 0.12 in.
 • 2 N MILAN - 0.12 in.
 •  null ROWE - 0.12 in.
 • 5 SSW MESA - 0.12 in.
 • 7 NW ZUNI PUEBLO - 0.11 in.
 • 6 NNW ALBUQUERQUE - 0.11 in.
 • 15 NW CARRIZOZO - 0.11 in.
 • 4 E CANON PLAZA - 0.11 in.
 • 5 ENE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.11 in.
 •  null RATON CREWS AIRPORT - 0.11 in.
 • 5 N ROSWELL - 0.11 in.
 • 2 W ANGUS - 0.11 in.
 • 4 ESE ALBUQUERQUE - 0.10 in.
 • 4 ESE CHACO CANYON - 0.10 in.
 • 8 SSW RED RIVER - 0.10 in.
 • 3 NE BONITO LAKE - 0.10 in.

SNOW 
 • 7 ESE CHUPADERO - 8.0 in.
 • 8 SSW RED RIVER - 8.0 in.
 • 7 E CANJILON - 6.0 in.
 • 5 SSE LLANO LARGO - 6.0 in.
 • 8 NE ARROYO SECO - 5.0 in.
 • 8 SSW SAN MIGUEL - 5.0 in.
 • 11 NNW CANON PLAZA - 5.0 in.
 • 8 SE EAGLE NEST - 5.0 in.
 • 6 WNW TERERRO - 5.0 in.
 • 8 NNW GLORIETA - 5.0 in.
 • 11 ENE RED RIVER - 4.0 in.
 • 5 E SHADY BROOK - 3.2 in.
 • 8 SW ROCIADA - 3.0 in.
 • 9 ENE SHADY BROOK - 3.0 in.
 • 6 WNW SANDIA PARK - 2.0 in.
 • 11 ENE AMALIA - 2.0 in.
 • 1 ESE TRUCHAS - 1.9 in.
 • 7 ESE DES MOINES - 1.8 in.
 • 4 NW SANDIA PARK - 1.0 in.
 • 1 WSW LOS ALAMOS - 1.0 in.
 • 5 ESE BLACK LAKE - 0.5 in.
 • 2 E SAN ANTONITO - 0.3 in.
 • 2 W DATIL - 0.3 in.
 • 2 E GLORIETA - 0.1 in.

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