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Halloween Storm Summary.


Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

Southwest of Whites City looking west at clouds obscuring the Guadalupe's.

Storm Total Rainfall & Snowfall Summary.
(As Of 4 PM MDT Monday, November 1, 2018).

(As Of 4 AM MDT Thursday, November 1, 2018).


(As Of 4 AM MDT Thursday, November 1, 2018).
 


Generally rainfall totals averaged around a quarter to a half inch locally. Much heavier amounts were noted in Texas (red & purple shades).

NWS El Paso/Santa Teresa Dual Pol Doppler Radar Snapshot.

Captured At 4:26 PM MDT Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018.

A mix of rain and snow was falling over the east slopes of the Sacramento Mountains while thunderstorms were approaching Timberon at 4:26 PM with a temperature of 47º. Meanwhile Cloudcroft was 37º. Thunderstorms were reported in the Pecos Valley and Southeastern New Mexico early Halloween morning and just before noontime.


Ski Apache Web Cam Snapshot Wednesday Afternoon.

Courtesy Of Camille Graham.
Runyan Ranches (5,400') 50 MilesWest Of Artesia Halloween Afternoon.

The Sierra Blanca Snotel Site (automated weather station) located near Ski Apache reported 6" of snow on the ground as of 8 AM MDT this morning. Winter is off to an early start.

(As Of 8 AM MDT Thursday, November 1, 2018).





Most of the local area received between a quarter and a half inch of rainfall out of this Halloween storm. The Sierra Blanca Snotel Automated Weather Station recorded a total of 2.00" of rainfall. 

A CoCoRaHS Staiton located 1.8 miles southwest of Cloudcroft reported 2.0" of snow. The Romney Ranch in 16 Springs Canyon reported a little over an inch.


Valid At 6 PM MDT Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Once again (as is so often the case) the European (ECMWF) forecast model correctly forecast the track and location of our Halloween storm. This storm ended up digging further south and west as well as a little slower than the other models forecast. The net result was a colder and wetter Halloween than most had expected. 





Hobbs reported their first frost of the season this morning with a low of 32º at the airport. The rest of us had lows in the 30's and the 20's were common in the Sac's. 

(Courtesy Of The Albuquerque National Weather Service Office).

 • 8 NE ARROYO SECO - 15.0 in.
 •  null EAGLE NEST - 14.0 in.
 • 8 SE EAGLE NEST - 14.0 in.
 • 5 SSE LLANO LARGO - 13.0 in.
 • 11 ENE RED RIVER - 13.0 in.
 • 3 ESE ANGEL FIRE - 12.0 in.
 • 4 NNW TRES RITOS - 12.0 in.
 • 11 SE ANGEL FIRE - 11.0 in.
 • 5 ESE BLACK LAKE - 11.0 in.
 • 8 SSW RED RIVER - 11.0 in.
 • 7 ESE CHUPADERO - 10.0 in.
 • 6 WNW TERERRO - 10.0 in.

 • 11 ENE AMALIA - 9.0 in.
 • 8 SW ROCIADA - 9.0 in.
 •  null MORA - 8.0 in.
 •  null ANGEL FIRE - 8.0 in.
 • 7 E CANJILON - 7.0 in.
 • 5 ESE RED RIVER - 7.0 in.
 • 9 ENE SHADY BROOK - 6.0 in.
 •  null ANGEL FIRE - 6.0 in.

 • 11 NNW CANON PLAZA - 5.0 in.
 •  null CLAYTON - 5.0 in.
 •  null QUESTA - 4.0 in.
 • 8 SSW SAN MIGUEL - 4.0 in.
 • 9 E CUBA - 4.0 in.
 •  null ROCIADA - 4.0 in.
 • 13 NW TAOS - 3.9 in.
 •  null WAGON MOUND - 3.5 in.
 • 13 E GLADSTONE - 3.0 in.
 • 5 WNW LOS ALAMOS - 3.0 in.
 • 1 WSW MIAMI - 3.0 in.
 •  null TRES RITOS - 3.0 in.
 • 2 E SAN PABLO - 2.3 in.
 • 2 N SAN ANTONIO - 2.0 in.
 • 5 NNE GLORIETA - 2.0 in.
 • 2 WNW CLAYTON - 2.0 in.

 • 1 N RATON - 1.5 in.
 • 1 SE SAN GERONIMO - 1.5 in.
 • 1 ENE RATON - 1.5 in.
 • 1 NNW ROMEROVILLE - 1.1 in.
 • 7 N PILAR - 1.0 in.
 • 1 SW SPRINGER - 1.0 in.
 •  null CLAYTON - 1.0 in.
 • 2 NNE QUESTA - 1.0 in.

 • 2 E GLORIETA - 0.7 in.
 • 13 ESE CUBA - 0.5 in.
 •  null CHAMA - 0.5 in.
 • 12 NNW JEMEZ SPRINGS - 0.5 in.
 •  null SANDIA PARK - 0.4 in.
 • 3 NW TAOS PUEBLO - 0.4 in.
 • 15 ESE CORONA - 0.3 in.
 • 8 NNW OMEGA - 0.2 in.

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