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

Do You See The Two Contrails Inside Of The Sun Halo?

(As Of 5 AM MST Monday, January 22, 2018).

(As Of 5 AM MST Monday, January 22, 2018).

The Terra polar orbiting satellite RGB image from 1115 am courtesy of shows sharp contrast between snow (red) and bare ground (green)

(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 of only 22.5". Their seasonal average (November - April) is 180"

Queen west-southwest of Carlsbad in the Guadalupe Mountains has only measured 5.5". Here at our home in Carlsbad I've measured 0.7" to date.

Sadly the computer forecast models don't offer any hope of things changing anytime soon.

The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!


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