Sierra Blanca Regional Airport.
An unusually strong high-pressure ridge is forecast to center itself over the region tomorrow into Monday. Heights at the 18,000' level (500 millibars) are forecast to equal or slightly exceed 600 decameters (DCM). This setup will very similar to late June 1994 when many local stations broke or established new record their all-time record high temperatures. See my blog post about that event via this link...Selected Local High-Temperature Records.
Record Heat Wave To Continue Through Next Week.
Yesterday marked the first day of what will be a week-long heatwave. Roswell topped out at 107º at the Airport. Carlsbad and Artesia reached 104º and I recorded 105º here at our home in northwest Carlsbad.
Forecast high temperatures in SE NM today into at least Tuesday are in the 107º to 111º range. It's entirely possible that we may end even hotter than this in a few spots. Even in the Sacramento Mountains highs are forecast to be in the 90º to 97º range in the Ruidoso area and the 80º to 90º range in the Cloudcroft area.
New daily record high temperatures are likely today into next Tuesday with the possibility of some locations equaling or breaking their all-time July record highs. High temperatures this weekend could possibly exceed 112º in a few areas.
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