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.
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.
Another Light Freeze Tonight.
NWS NDFD Forecast Low Temps Monday Morning.
NWS NDFD Forecast Snowfall Totals Tonight Into Monday.
As a weak upper level disturbance moves southeastward across the state tonight into tomorrow midday it is forecast to produce light snow showers across the Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains. Current forecasts call for an inch or less of accumulations across the higher elevations by noon Monday. Northern Lea County may see a mix of light rain and light snow showers late tonight into early Monday morning but no accumulations are expected. Its possible that the rest of Southeastern New Mexico could see a few light rain or snow showers but no accumulations are currently forecast for the area.
After a chilly start to the upcoming work week on Monday we quickly rebound temperature-wise climbing back up into the upper 70's to near 80 by Tuesday. The rest of the week looks uneventful.
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