Record Cold Halloween!

Valid At 6 AM MDT Wednesday Oct 30th, 2019.

Valid At 6 AM MDT Wednesday Oct 30th, 2019.

Valid Today Through 6 PM MDT Wednesday, Oct 30th, 2019.

Valid At 6 PM MDT Today.

Record Cold Halloween.

Early this Tuesday morning a powerful mid-upper level storm was developing over the Great Basin. By tonight a closed low will be approaching the Four Corners Region. As this anomalously deep (see the NWS AFD issued at 3:32 AM MDT this morning) closed low swings across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado Wednesday into Halloween it will send a record cold airmass southward into the area.

Areas of fog, light drizzle, light rain may change over to light freezing drizzle and light freezing rain with pockets of light snow over our far northern areas later tonight into Wednesday morning. 


Low clouds have developed in the low-level easterly upslope flow behind a stationary front draped over the area this morning. Depending upon how much clearing takes place later today will determine how warm it gets. The front is forecast to remain hung up on the Caprock to our east so we should approach 70ºF.


Tonight a modified arctic cold front will back westward into the area and move southward into far West Texas on Wednesday. Our highs are only forecast to be in the 40's locally on Wednesday.


Halloween will be chilly during the daytime with highs in the 40's and 50's. Temperatures at sunset are forecast to be in the 40's. Bundle up the kiddos when they go out.

Low temperatures Halloween morning will be in the teens for most of Southeastern New Mexico Halloween morning. We will be in record breaking territory with these readings. Some of our normally colder locations such as on the Caprock and in the higher mountain valleys will see their lows in the single digits. Wind chill values will make it feel a little colder.

Roswell 14 in 1991
Artesia 18 in 1993
Hope 16 in 1991
Carlsbad 21 in 1991
Hobbs 18 in 1991

Ruidoso 10 in 1991
Cloudcroft 12 in 1993
Elk -1 in 1991

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