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Cloudcroft & Ruidoso, NM Seasonal Snowfall Totals.

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Seasonal Snowfall Totals. (Oct 1st, 2019 - January 19th, 2020). January 11th, 2020. South Of Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Top 25 Highest Seasonal Snowfall Totals. (Cloudcroft, New Mexico 8,750'). Seasonal Totals Are From July 1st - July 1st. Top 25 Highest Seasonal Snowfall Totals. (Ruidoso, New Mexico 6,950'). Seasonal Totals Are From July 1st - July 1st. As a kid growing up in Artesia, New Mexico I always was fascinated by the snowfall in the Sacramento mountains. Especially in the Cloudcroft and Ruidoso areas. Many times Cloudcroft would see their first snowfall by Halloween. It was not unusual to see snow on the ground from around Thanksgiving through Easter in many of these years.  Sierra Blanca Peak (White Mountain or Old Baldy) west of Ruidoso more often than not was coated with snow from before Thanksgiving to after Easter as well.  If you have been thinking that it does not snow as much in the Sacramento mountains as it

A Relatively Mild Winter So Far.

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1-11-2020. Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Cloud Southwest Of Carlsbad, NM. Reported Low Temperatures Sof Far This Winter. (Oct 1st, 2019 - January 12th, 2020). Southeastern Plains. South-Central Mountains. Southern New Mexico. A Mild Winter So Far. To date, our winter so far hasn't been all that cold or snowy. Cloudcroft officially dropped down to 3ºF Saturday morning for their coldest reading of the season. Here in the Pecos Valley the coldest official low so far this winter has been at the Bitter Lakes Wildlife Refuge with a low of 12ºF on the morning of January 8th, 2020. Artesia has been down to 14ºF on November 1st, Roswell Climate 15ºF on October 31st, Hobbs 16ºF on November 1st, and the Carlsbad Airport 17ºF on December 18th. Looking back into history we find that on January 11th, 1962 Roswell officially recorded a low of -24ºF. Artesia -20ºF at the KSVP Radio Station located near Hermosa School and -24ºF at the AG Science C

Snow Tonight Into Thursday?

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Snowing In Cloudcroft & Ruidoso. Cloudcroft At 3:39 PM MST Wednesday. Local Radar Snapshots. Albuquerque NWS.  Cannon Air Force Base. Holloman Air Force Base. El Paso NWS. Midland NWS. At 3:30 PM MST This Wednesday Afternoon. New Mexico Regional Radar. At 3:30 PM MST This Wednesday Afternoon. RAP 500 MB (18,000') Analysis. Valid At 2 PM MST Wednesday Afternoon. Will Rain Change To Snow Tonight? As of 3:30 PM MST this Wednesday afternoon light to moderate snow was falling in the Sacramento mountains in Cloudcroft, Ruidoso. It was also falling in the La Luz area and Alamogordo areas.  Temperatures in the mountains are in the 20's and 30's while across southern New Mexico including the Tularosa Basin temps are in the 30's and 40's. Here in Southeastern New Mexico temps are in the upper 30's in the Clovis and Portales areas, the upper 40's in the Roswell area, and the 50's

Mild & Breezy Today - Next Winter Storm Affects The Area Thursday.

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Blog Updated:  At 1:21 PM MST Wednesday, January 1, 2020. At 2:56 PM MST  Wednesday, January 1, 2020. December 12th, 2019. Looking back to the north at ground fog lifting out over Whites City. Happy New Year! Here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year. With a heartfelt thanks to all of you who take the time to read my blog posts. As of this morning, my blog stats stand at 1,350,072 unique visits to my weather web page since June 2010. Add another 57,000 visits to that prior to 2010 when I wasn't using bloggers stats and I've had some 1,407,000+ visits. I'm humbled by this and truthfully I never dreamed that I would create this much interest when I created my web page.  Quick Hitting Winter Storm Thursday. European (ECMWF) 500 MB (18,000') Analysis. At 5 AM MST This New Years Morning. European (ECMWF) 500 MB (18,000') Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST Thursday, January 2, 2020. At sunrise, this New Years' morning a deep

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