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Peak Wind Gusts Reported Friday, March 27, 2020.

Peak Wind Gusts Reported Friday.    An automated weather station located in San Augustine Pass on US Hwy 70 east of Las Cruces reported a peak wind gust of 88 mph Friday afternoon. Guadalupe Pass southwest of Carlsbad reported a peak gust of 84 mph. The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction - And Sometimes It Hurts!

Windy & Dusty Today Into Tonight.

RTMA High Temperatures Thursday. New Mexico Reported High Temperatures Thursday. My Davis Vantage Pro2 Home Weather Station reached 90º for the first time this year yesterday afternoon. This is the first 90º reading since September 29th last fall. NWS Forecast Peak Wind Gusts Today. NM High Wind Warnings & Wind Advisories Today. TX High Wind Warnings And Wind Advisories Today. SE NM High Wind Warnings & Wind Advisories. Spring has sprung and right on cue, strong southwesterly winds are forecast to rake the state today. Locally southwesterly winds are forecast to increase to sustained speeds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 50 to 60 mph. Across the Guadalupe Mountains of Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas these winds are forecast to become sustained at around 40 to 50 mph with gusts near 65 mph. Similar speeds and gusts are forecast for the Sacramento and Capitan Mountains. Local areas of blowing dust may devel

Severe Thunderstorms This Afternoon Into Tonight.

Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook Today. NWS Midland Severe Outlook Today. Severe Thunderstorms Today Into Tonight. Southeastern New Mexico is currently in the Marginal Risk Area this afternoon for severe thunderstorms. A few Marginally severe thunderstorms are forecast across SE NM. Large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts, and frequent deadly cloud to ground lightning will be possible in this area this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding will be possible with any strong to severe thunderstorm that develops. Scattered severe thunderstorms are forecast close to the NM/TX State line in the Jal area northward to Hobbs and then eastward into West Texas. Large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts, frequent deadly cloud to ground lightning, locally heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding will be possible in these areas this afternoon and evening.  A few tornadoes are also possible. A Note Of Caution- Any su

Increasing Chance For T-Storms Late Tonight Into Sunday Morning.

Rainfall Past 3-Days. Heavy rains have fallen the past several days across the Desert Southwest. Its pretty unusual to see this much rainfall in these areas in March. Which is pretty much our driest month of the year for many of us. And more to come tonight into mid-week. Image how beautiful the desert will be soon! European (ECMWF) 500 MB/18,000' Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Sunday Afternoon. Cold Front Slides South Tonight. Regional Temperatures At 6:30 PM MDT Saturday. Temperatures at 6:30 PM MDT ranger from the 70's across parts of SE NM & W TX to the 30's in the Oklahoma Panhandle behind the cold front.  Storm Prediction Centers (SPC) Severe Weather Outlook.  (Overnight Into Early Sunday Morning). European (ECMWF) Rainfall Forecast. Valid Late Tonight Into Sunday Afternoon. Stormy Late Tonight Into Early Sunday Morning. A stalled cold front to our northeast will backdoor to the south and southwes

Severe Thunderstorms Today - Large Hail/Damaging Winds/Isolated Tornadoes Possible!

Storm Prediction Centers Severe Weather Outlook. Valid Today. NWS Midland Severe Weather Outlook. Valid Today. Supercell Thunderstorms This Afternoon & Evening. NWS Midland Forecast Discussion. We are primed for Severe Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Scattered thunderstorms are in our forecast and these could occur at any time today including this morning. The main threat for Severe Thunderstorms will occur roughly from around noontime into the early evening hours for Southeastern New Mexico. And from the afternoon into the nighttime hours for West Texas. Scattered Supercell Thunderstorms will be possible today into tonight across the local area. These stronger than normal types of thunderstorms will be capable of producing: Large Hail - Possibly GoflBall Size Or Larger. Damaging Thunderstorm Winds Gusts Of 60 MPH Or Higher. Frequent Deadly Cloud To Ground Lightning. A Few Isolated Tornadoes. A Similar Setup One Year Ago

Heads Up - Severe Thunderstorms Possible Friday!

Storm Prediction Center Day 2-Severe Weather Outlook. Friday. MWS Midland Severe Weather Outlook. Friday. Surface Map Forecast.  Friday At 6:00 PM MDT. Severe Thunderstorms On Friday. An approaching strong shortwave on Friday combined with an approaching Pacific cold front from the west, and a stalled cold front draped across Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas, and the dryline extending south from a surface low near Clines Corners will all combine to set the stage for a Severe Weather Outbreak Friday afternoon and evening. All this as a strong jet stream lies overhead providing good directional and speed shear. Decent mixed layer cape values and instability will also add to the mix. Southeastern New Mexico will be in the "triple point area" which a highly favored location for severe thunderstorms to form. Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to fire up Friday afternoon and quickly become severe.  Large hail, locally heavy rainf

March 4-5, 2020 Historic Rainfall Totals.

Blog Updated At 8:44 AM MDT Sunday, March 8, 2020. March 5, 2020. Looking West At The Snow-capped Guadalupe Mountains. On US Hwy 62/180 Just North Of The New Mexico/Texas State Line Southwest Of Carlsbad. MODIS Satellite Image - Thursday, March 5, 2020. Snow covers the Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains in the image above. Remarkably most of the snow missed the Capitan Mountains. In fact, the heaviest totals were in the Cloudcort area where snowfall totals of 12" to 16" were reported. The heaviest total was reported by the public in Sacramento with 18". Historic Storm Total Rainfall Amounts. (March 4-5, 2020) Midland NWS Dual-Pol Radar. (Using GRLevel3.2.00 Software). NWS 2-Day Storm Total Rainfall Analysis. (March 4-5, 2020).    Local Reported 24-Hour & 2-Day Rainfall/Snowfall Totals. New 24-Hour Rainfall Records For March 4th. This was one of those cases where what radar estimated t

Highly Unusual Heavy Rain - Flash Flood Threat For SE NM & W TX Today Into Wednesday!

NWS NDFD Storm Total Rainfall Forecasts. Valid Today Through 11 PM MST Thursday. NWS Midland Storm Total Rainfall Forecast. Thunderstorms - Heavy Rains - Flash Flooding! A highly unusual weather event (for March) is setting up for today into Wednesday night locally. A strong, slow-moving, mid and upper-level storm will approach the area today into Wednesday. This storm will pass south of the local area on Wednesday. This potent storm is pulling abundant mid and higher level subtropical moisture into the area from off of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and will continue to do so into Wednesday. Meanwhile a cold front located just north of us this morning will work slowly southward into SE NM and W TX today into tonight. A Pacific cold front will approach the area tonight from the west. A few Marginally Severe Thunderstorms may occur on today into this evening (mainly across West Texas to our south) and will be capable of producing large hail (the size of qu

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