Cold Front This Afternoon - 30-Degrees Cooler Monday.
Valid At 12:30 PM MDT Sunday, Sept 27, 2020.
Update at 2:42 PM MDT Sunday, Sept 27, 2020.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for Eddy, Lea, Chaves, Roosevelt, and Curry Counties as well as all much of West Texas and Southern New Mexico for tonight into Monday morning. Northerly winds sustained at 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph are forecast.
As of noontime, we had already reached 100º here at our home in Carlsbad. While further to the north in eastern Colorado they have fallen into the mid 40's behind the cold front. This represents a change in temperature of some 35º colder than 24-hours ago.
The cold front was located near the Clovis and Portales area this morning and is currently moving southward a little faster than the model's forecast. It will arrive in Southeastern New Mexico later this afternoon and early this evening. Strong gusty northerly winds of around 30 mph gusting to 40-50 mph will accompany the front passage. Along with areas of blowing dust and possibly another haboob. Watch for sudden drops in the visibility with little to no advanced warning especially in those normally dust prone locations such as: freshly plowed or exposed farmlands, open lots and fields, and construction sites.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Pass area from 11 PM tonight through 11 AM MDT Monday for northeasterly winds sustained at around 40 to 60 mph with gusts near 70 mph.
Highs this afternoon will range from near 90º in the eastern plains to the low 100's across the Southeastern Plains. Highs on Monday will range in the 60's and 70's. Lows Tuesday morning are still forecast to be in the upper 30's to low 40's locally with many of the mountain communities dropping down close to freezing or slightly below.
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