Roswell Gets Rain & Watching Hurricane Bud.

At 3 PM MDT newly formed Hurricane Bud was located at 15.3º N and 104.2º W or 255 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. Bud had sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts and his central pressure was 987 millibars/29.15 inches of mercury. Bud was moving to the northwest at 9 mph and his forward speed is forecast to slow down over the next 24 hours as he undergoes rapid intensification. 

Bud's Future Track & Impact Upon Our Local Weather.

Valid 6 AM MDT Monday, June 18, 2018.

European (ECMWF) Total Rainfall Forecast.

Valid 6 AM MDT Monday, June 18, 2018.

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Valid 6 AM MDT Monday, June 18, 2018.

Above normal sea surface temperatures in the Eastern Pacific Ocean are a factor in the development of two Hurricanes back to back recently (Aletta and today - Bud). All indicators point to a northerly track of Hurricane Bud over the next week. There is some hope that the remnant moisture from Bud may work its way northward into Arizona and New Mexico by next weekend and the first of next week. Maybe, we can hope. A lot may change between now and then but it now appears that at least Bud's remnant moisture may at the very least help to jump start our annual summer Monsoon. More later.

Roswell Gets Rain.

Valid At 10 AM MDT This Sunday Morning.

NWS 24-Hour Rainfall Totals.

Valid At 6 AM MDT This Sunday Morning.

Valid At 9 AM MDT This Sunday Morning.

Valid As Of 9 AM MDT This Sunday Morning.

Scattered thunderstorms fired up across the local area Saturday afternoon...first over the eastern slopes of the Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains then they moved northeastward over the Pecos Valley and Southeastern Plains. Most measured amounts recorded were in the quarter to half an inch range. Two Roswell CoCoRaHS Stations measured .50".  

Hot Weather To Continue This Week.



Latest National Weather Service forecasts for Southeastern New Mexico indicate another scorcher for Monday with highs of 106º in Carlsbad, 104º in Artesia, 102º in Roswell, 101º in Hobbs, 89º in Ruidoso, and 79º in Cloudcroft. Mid to upper 90's are forecast for the local area for the rest of the week beginning Wednesday.

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