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A Light Freeze This Morning - Another One Monday Morning.

March 15th, 2019. Looking Southwest From Just East Of San Augustin Pass, East Of Las Cruces, New Mexico At The Organ Mountains. Snow Covers The Higher Elevations.
A Light Freeze This Morning.
RTMA Temperatures At 7 AM MDT This Morning.

Reported Low Temperatures This Morning.

Most of the local area experienced a light freeze this Sunday Monday and will do so again Monday morning. The coldest low temperatures observed this morning were noted in the higher valleys of the Sacramento Mountains where readings in the teens were recorded.
Typically the Pecos Valley of Southeastern New Mexico on average experiences its last freeze of the spring during the first week of April. 
Average Last Spring Freeze-
Roswell-  April 8th. Artesia-  April 14th. Carlsbad-  April 2nd. Hobbs- April 4th. Cloudcroft-  May 21st.
Chilly Again Today.
NWS NDFD Forecast High Temps Today.

Another Light Freeze Tonight.
NWS NDFD Forecast Low Temps Monday Morning.

NWS NDFD Forecast Rainfall Totals Tonight Into Monday.


Mid To Upper 80's Today - Light Snow & Another Freeze By Monday Morning.

March 16th, 2019. Corrales, New Mexico.
My Daily Weather Summary As Of 4:07 PM MDT.
I almost made it up to 90ºF today...89.4ºF. 
National Temperatures.
At 3:45 PM MDT Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Regional Temperatures.

At 3:45 PM MDT Friday, March 29th, 2019.
Surface Map Forecast.
Valid At 6 AM MDT Saturday, March 30th, 2019.
As of 4 PM MDT this Friday afternoon a cold front was oozing into the northern Texas Panhandle. Regional temperatures at 4 PM ranged from the mid to upper 80's across Southeastern New Mexico and parts of West Texas ahead of the cold front to the upper 30's to the mid 40's behind the front in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southeastern Colorado, and southwestern Kansas. That colder air mass will arrive here locally by around sunrise Saturday morning.
Storm Total Snowfall Forecast.

An upper level storm is forecast to move southeastward from the Four Corners across the state Sunday into Sunday night. Light snow is forecast to fall across the Sacramento Mountains where and in…

High Wind Event March 13th 2019.

March 13th, 2019. Courtesy Of CIRA.
A massive dust storm developed in response to Wednesday's high winds. This huge cloud of blowing dust stretched northeastward from northern Mexico across southern and southeastern New Mexico, West Texas, and into Oklahoma and Kansas.
March 14th, 2019. Courtesy Of Jason Laney  Cloudcroft, New Mexico.

@JasonLaney2Mar 14
More Thanks to Fire Dept for helping with our damage survey. Here is one of the firefighters putting the drone in the air.
March 17th, 2019 Near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Courtesy Of Otero County Electric Coop.
Quote- "Sunday was a productive day for line crews working on the outage. The Sac Peak line was re-energized restoring service to 90% of Timberon, along with Aspen Meadows, Aspen Groove, Bu

Dexter, NM Tornado March 12th, 2019.

GR2Analyst Radar Snapshot.

Captured At 6:03 PM MDT Tuesday, March 12th, 2019.
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Albuquerque, NM 712 PM MDT Wed Mar 13 2019 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 3/12/2019 TORNADO EVENT... .OVERVIEW... Just before 6 pm MDT on Tuesday, March 12th a tornado touched down in Chaves county, about 15 miles south southeast of Dexter. The tornado moved north northeast for approximately 15 minutes, and eventually dissipated about one half mile northeast of the community of Dexter. Six people suffered minor injuries, and six homes were substantially damaged or completely destroyed. An additional dozen homes and structures also sustained minor to moderate damage. .DEXTER TORNADO... RATING: EF-2 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 111 - 135 mph PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 15 miles PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 - 350 yards FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 6 START DATE: Mar 12 2019 START TIME: 0555 PM MDT START LOCATION…

Malaga Tornado March 12th, 2019.

March 12th, 2019.
Malaga tornado west of US Hwy 285 courtesy of Nicole Simonton shared on FaceBook by Tina Kitchens.
Tornado Watch #17.

Tornado Watch #17 was issued for Southeastern New Mexico and parts of West Texas on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 3:30 PM MDT by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and was in effect until 10 PM MDT that evening. This watch meant that conditions were favorable for the development of severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornadoes in and close to the watch area during this time frame. 
Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

This GrLevel3 2.0 radar snapshot at 3:33 PM MDT showed the outline of the Tornado Watch (pink shaded box) as well as a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Otero County which included the Alamogordo, Cloudcroft, and Mayhill areas. This rapdily developing squall line of severe thunderstorms was racing to the east at 55 mph.
Tornado Warning For South-Central Eddy County.

At 5:48 PM MDT a Tornado Warning remained in effect for south-central Eddy County incl…

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