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Cold Front To Produce T-Storms Monday - Some May Be Severe.

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7-14-2018 Storm Clouds Gather West Of Elk. Cold Front Arrives Monday Afternoon. Cold Front Position At Noon MDT Sunday. RTMA Temperatures. At 4 PM MDT Sunday, July 29, 2018. A rather robust (for this time of the year) cold front is scheduled to work its way southward down the eastern plains of New Mexico Monday afternoon. It will arrive in Southeastern New Mexico late Monday afternoon or early Monday evening. For a day anyway (Tuesday) we will get a temporary reprieve from the heat. Forecast high temps locally on Tuesday are slanted to be in the 80's verses the 102º I currently have at our home in Carlsbad as I write this. Note the temperatures across the high plains east of the Rockies at 4 pm this afternoon...the 70's and 80's. Our chances for thunderstorm will increase Monday afternoon and continue into Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Some of these initially may be severe and produce large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind

1941 - Wettest Year On Record For New Mexico.

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J uly 14th, 2018. Between Wimsatt And Cloudcroft. New Mexico Rainfall Extremes. 1941 - Wettest Year On Record. New Mexico's Top 20 Wettest Years On Record. While most of Southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas continues to fall behind in both average monthly (July) and year-to-date rainfall totals (January 1st - July 27th, 2018) 1941 serves as a reminder of how wet it can be in New Mexico. In fact 1941 was New Mexico's wettest year on record.  No other year on record (1895-2017) comes close to being as wet as 1941 was in New Mexico. Whitetail located southeast of Ruidoso in Otero County on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation recorded 62.51" of rain that year...the greatest yearly total officially measured in the state. Most locations in the state also recorded their greatest annual rainfall totals that year. Including Southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas. New Mexico's average rainfall for 1941 was 26.57" compared to

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