Hot dry conditions are forecast to continue for the local area into the end of next week. A dome of high pressure in the mid-upper levels of the atmosphere centered over the Central Rockies this morning will dominate our weather into the end of next week. This effectively acts as a lid on a pot on a stove trapping heat underneath it. Some of the models argue that a shift in the location of the center of the high by the end of next week may open up the door for a more southerly flow and influx of moisture into the area. Thus more seasonal like temps and increased chances for thunderstorms...maybe.
Valid Today Through Tuesday, July 16th, 2019.
Current forecasts call for the best chances for any storms to occur over and near the northern mountains of the state.
Official High Temperatures Recorded So Far This Year.
(As Of Friday, July 12th, 2019).
Carlsbad Climate 108ºF July 11th.
Jal Climate 108ºF July 11th.
Wink, TX Airport 108ºF July 10th.
Pecos, TX Airport 107ºF June 20th, July 10th.
Roswell Airport 106ºF July 10th.
NW Carlsbad (Me - Unofficial Reading) 106ºF July 10th.
Artesia Climate 105ºF July 11th.
Brantley Lake Climate 105ºF July 11th.
Bitter Lakes Wildlife Refuge Climate 104ºF July 8th.
Carlsbad Airport 104ºF June 20th.
Hobbs Climate/Airport 102ºF July 10th.
Holloman AFB 100ºF June 26th, July 5th.
Hope Climate 100ºF July 10th.
Pine Springs Raws (Guadalupe Mtn's Natl Park) 95ºF July 4th.
Elk Climate 93ºF July 10th.
Sierra Blanca Regional Airport 88ºF July 10th.
Cloudcroft Climate 84ºF July 10th.
Bowl Raws (North Of Guadalupe Peak) 83ºF July 4th.
Sierra Blanca Snotel (Near Ski Apache) 74ºF July 5th.
Note: The Sierra Blanca Snotel automated weather station located near Ski Apache at 10,280' has had the "coolest high temp" so far this summer.
Note: The Cloudcroft Cllimate Co-Op Station at 8,698' was two degrees short of tying their all time record high temp (1901 - 2019) on July 10th. Their all-time high temperature of 89ºF was recorded on July 4th, 1951.
Note: The Artesia, Carlsbad, Brantley Lake, and Jal Climate Co-Op Stations record their 24-hour high and low temperatures between 6-8 AM. So the readings they reported for July 11th actually occurred on July 10th.
Yes its been pretty hot so far this summer but far from record shattering.
Carlsbad's 108ºF on July 10th is the 68th time that the Climate Co-Op Station has reached a temperature that high.
Jal's 108ºF on July 10th is the 51st time they have been that hot.
Roswell's high of 106ºF on July 10th was the 66th time they have been that hot.
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