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Strong Cold Front To Arrive Around Midnight - 30 To 35-Degrees Colder Wednesday!

So Dry Out There - It Needs To Rain.
Looking West From US Hwy 285 From West Of Lakewood.
My High Temperature In Carlsbad Today.

Reported High Temperatures Today As Of 4 PM MDT.

Temperatures At 4 PM MDT Today.

Temperature Anomalies This Afternoon.

Forecast High Temperatures & Anomalies On Wednesday.

Cold Front To Arrive Around Midnight.
After seeing our afternoon highs today soar up into the low to mid 90's we will see them drop some 30 to 35-degrees tomorrow compared to today's readings. Most of Southeastern New Mexico is only forecast to see highs tomorrow from near 60 to the mid 60's. That will be some 17 to 25-degrees below normal for the date.
This due to another strong cold front that is forecast to enter the area around midnight. As of 4 PM MDT this afternoon it was 93ºF in Carlsbad ahead of the cold front while Clayton in far Northeastern New Mexico behind the frontal boundary was a chilly 41ºF. Our roller coaster temperature ride that has been so prevalent this spring…

Yes It Has Snowed In May In SE New Mexico Before.

First Alfalfa Cutting Of The Year.
 The Netherland Farms South Of Artesia.
Our cool weather of late seems tame compared to what was going on locally 83 years ago! The valleys first alfalfa cuttings are under way along with some winter wheat. What is badly needed is a good soaking rain but not like what occurred in May of 1935.
May 1935 NWS Climate Data Records.
Roswell, New Mexico.

Roswell recorded a low temperature of 32ºF on Friday, May 3rd, 1935. Their high temp on Saturday, May 4th was only 39ºF after a morning low of 33ºF. Their low Sunday May 5th was 33ºF. The Climate Co-Op Station recorded a storm total of 1.69" or rainfall over two days and on May 3rd they recorded 0.2" of snowfall with a trace of snowfall falling on the 4th. 
Artesia, New Mexico.

Artesia officially recorded .93" from the two day storm. The local newspaper "The Artesia Advocate" noted that the temperature fell to 32ºF on Saturday morning May 4th although the official reading from the Clim…

New Daily High/Low Temps In NM April 1st -19th, 2018.

New Mexico Records For April, 2018.
New Daily High Temp Records.

New Daily Low Temp Records.

New Daily Highest Minimum Temp Records.

April Seems Confused This Year.
It would appear that April can't make up its mind this year temperature-wise. A number of new daily record high temps were established across the state during the first nineteen days of the month. This in conjunction with a number of new daily highest or warmest overnight low temperature records also. 
Several new daily low temperature records have been established as well. Locally Hope dropped down to 23ºF on the 7th which beat out the old record low temp for the date of 24ºF back in 1938. 
The Gallup Airport dropped down to 0ºF on April 17th which beat the previous daily low temp record of 6ºF back on April 14th, 1993 making this the coldest low temp there for the month. 
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