Overshooting Top Of A T-Storm & The Dryline.


2:24 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

This Thunderstorm Became Severe East Of Loving This Afternoon. Note The Overshooting Top. It Produced Nickel Size Hail At The WIPP Site. Quarter Size Hail (1" In Diameter) Was Reported At Mile Marker 9 On St Hwy 128 East-Southeast Of Loving At 2:29 PM MDT. 

4:41 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

4:42 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Small Cap Cloud Forms On This Towering Cumulus Cloud Southeast Of Carlsbad.


5:13 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

I Saw Numerous Dust Devils This Afternoon. This One Was Occuring Near The Carlsbad Airport Along The Leading Edge Of The Dryline/Outflow Boundary As It Backed Westward Into The City.

5:16 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

As The Dryline/Outflow Boundary Backed Westward Into Carlsbad The Blowing Dust (Haboob) Along Its Leading Edge Began To Obscure The Base Of This Developing Thunderstorm Southeast Of The City.

5:33 PM MDT Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Looking South From C-Hill At The Blowing Dust (Haboob).




Early This Morning The Dryline Was Backing Westward Into The Pecos Valley As Of 5:30 AM. Note The Dashed Line I Drew To Represent This Boundary. Dew Point Temperatures To The East Of It Were In The 50's While Single Digits, Teens, And The Twenties Were Noted Over The Sacramento Mountains And Tularosa Basin To Our West.

The Dryline At 5:30 PM MDT This Afternoon.


After Mixing Out And Eastward Into Lea County Today The Dryline Had Begun Its Retreat Westward As Of 5:30 PM This Afternoon Reaching Carlsbad. Note The Single Digits, Teens, And Twenties Over The Sacramento Mountains, Tularosa Basin, And The Rest Of The Pecos Valley. The 50+ Dew Points Represents The Richer More Moist Airmass From The Gulf Of Mexico. The Dew Points In The Single Digits And Teens Indicate The Very Dry Desert Airmass To The West Of The Dryline.

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