Showing posts from January, 2018

What A Way To End January - 81ºF Today.

Reported High Temperatures Today.

Local Personal Weather Stations (PWS) High Temps. (Unofficial Temperatures).
Whitney Farms Southeast Of Roswell.
Cottonwood Northwest Of Artesia.
Alfadale Farms In Atoka - South Of Artesia.
Nothing like going out of January into February with afternoon highs topping out at 81ºF today.  The Artesia Airport checked in with a high of 81ºF, the Carlsbad Airport 80ºF, and the Roswell Airport 78ºF. Which incidentally put us some 20-degrees above normal for the date.
Relatively Mild The Next 7-10 Days.

Weather In History - January 31st.

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Near Record High Temps Wednesday!

Ground Fog Obscures The Bottom Half Of This Tower West Of Orla, Tx.
Near Record High Temperatures Wednesday.
NWS NDFD Forecast High Temperatures.

NWS NDFD Forecast Temperature Anomalies.

Forecast high temperatures in the upper 70's Wednesday afternoon for Southeastern New Mexico will be some 15 to 20 degrees above normal for the last day of January, 2018. Don't be surprised is a couple of stations come close to reaching the 80ºF mark either.
Local Climate Data For January 31st.

Take a look at Roswell's record high temperature for January impressive 88ºF last set in 1893! Artesia, Carlsbad, and Hobbs were not keeping climate records for the National Weather Service back then but Id bet that Artesia and Carlsbad came close to reaching 90ºF if they didn't in fact do so on that date.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Up & Down On Our Temps Next Week.

Taken Just East Of Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
Thus far this winter season the Cloudcroft, New Mexico (8,660') Climate Co-Op Station has recorded a grand total of 15.2" of snowfall. There are some days with missing data but this total is close to what the CoCoraHS Station (0.4 ESE) has recorded so far for the season (14.0").
 Long term average snowfall for Cloudcroft (Sep - Jan) is 41.3" with a seasonal average (Sep - May) 76.6". This figure is derived from the two station locations averaged together. The first includes data from 1901 - 1987 (average seasonal snowfall 82.8") and the second location data from 1987 - 2017 (average seasonal snowfall 70.3"). 
Ski Apache west of Ruidoso with a base altitude of 9,600' has only had 22.5" of snowfall for this winter season to date. They average 180" seasonally. 
Seasonal Snowfall To Date.

January 2018 Precipitation.

Drought Expanding Across New Mexico.

Prism Temperature Data.
Temperature Anomalies  (Januar…

SE & South-Central NM Enduring A Snow Drought This Winter.

Do You See The Two Contrails Inside Of The Sun Halo?
Seasonal Snowfall Totals To Date. (As Of 5 AM MST Monday, January 22, 2018).

72-Hour Interpolated Observed Snowfall Analysis. (As Of 5 AM MST Monday, January 22, 2018).

New Mexico Storm Total Snowfall Amounts.

Courtesy Of NWS Albuquerque On Twitter.
The Terra polar orbiting satellite RGB image from 1115 am courtesy of shows sharp contrast between snow (red) and bare ground (green)
SE & S New Mexico CoCoraHS Seasonal Snowfall Totals. (November 1, 2017 - January 22, 2018).

Thus far our winter locally has been one of drought as far as snowfall goes. Note that the Cloudcroft CoCoRaHS Station located 0.4 miles east-southeast of the Post Office has only measured a pitiful 13.8" of snowfall since November 1st. Ruidoso isn't any better with only 0.7" measured by the CoCoRaHS Observer 2.9 miles southwest of the Post Office. Ski Apache located west of Ruidoso is struggling also with a seasonal total to date o…

Cold Today But Nothing Compared To Siberia!

Blog Updated 2:30 AM MST Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018.

Today's Theme For Sure In SE NM & W TX! 
Arctic Air Grips The Nation!
Temperatures At 4 PM  MST!

NWS MesoWest Reported High/Low Temperatures Today. (AS Of 4 PM MST).
This Mornings Lows.

This Afternoons Highs.

NWS NDFD Forecast High & Low Temps.
Low Temps Wednesday Morning.

High Temps Wednesday.

High Temps Thursday.


Single digit overnight low temperatures will occur in a few spots tonight with most of the local

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