Cooler With Scattered Severe Thunderstorms Today!
Several complexes of thunderstorms (MCS) develop yesterday afternoon. The largest formed over northeastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. The second near the Midland-Odessa area. A small cluster of Severe Thunderstorms developed near Hobbs and along the east slopes of the Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains.
Valid At 5:30 AM MDT Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
Heavy rainfall fell over far eastern New Mexico in the Clovis area yesterday afternoon. As well as parts of the Texas Panhandle and West Texas.
Sunday ended up being hotter locally than Monday was. I recorded my highest temperature so far this summer season on Sunday with a reading of 107ºF, and 106ºF on Monday here at our home in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Roswell Airport reported 107ºF on Sunday and 105ºF on Monday. The Carlsbad Airport recorded 105ºF on Sunday and 104ºF on Monday.
Severe Thunderstorms Today!
Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to break out across the area today. Some of these are going to become severe and will be capable of producing large hail (possibly golf ball size or larger), damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, and deadly cloud to ground lightning. Locally heavy rainfall along with isolated localized flash flooding may also occur with the strongest thunderstorms. Our chances for seeing measurable rainfall in SE NM today into tonight ranges from 20% to 50%.
Today will also see cooler temperatures as we struggle to reach the upper 80's to near 90ºF. Thanks to a cold front that moved south through the region last night.
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