High Winds/Blowing Dust Rain & Mountain Snows Today Into Tuesday.
This photo was taken just east of Mayhill. Looking back to the west on U.S. Hwy 82. Light snow overnight left 1/2" to 1" on the ground and by the time we got here most of it had melted. A light glazing of rime ice still coated the pine trees caused by the freezing fog overnight into the early morning hours.
Low level southeasterly upslope flow from the Gulf of Mexico worked its way northwestward into Southeastern New Mexico overnight. As this moist and warmer air mass traveled up the slope (caprock) it begin to cool and condense with the result being fog and drizzle across the local area. This will burn off around noontime as the atmosphere begins to mix out with strong down slopping southwesterly winds kicking. A weak dryline will get shoved into the eastern Permian Basin by tonight.
Winter Storm Brings A Variety Of Weather To NM.
5 PM MST Today.
5 AM MST Monday.
5 PM MST Monday.
Severe Weather In Texas Tonight.
More Wind, Rain & Snow For New Mexico.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 4 PM MST this Sunday afternoon through 4 PM MST Monday afternoon for the Guadalupe Mountains. West winds sustained at 35-45 mph with gusts near 65 mph are forecast.
A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 5 PM MST this afternoon through 5 AM MST Monday. West winds are forecast to increase late this afternoon to sustained speeds of 25-35 mph with gusts near 55 mph.
A strong Pacific cold front will sweep eastward late this afternoon and early this evening. Strong westerly winds are forecast to develop ahead of and behind the cold front. With gusts approaching 55 mph across the lower elevations of the Southeastern Plains of New Mexico.
Localized areas of blowing dust will occur late this afternoon into early this evening. Especially in and near our dust prone locations such as:
Highway construction sites, open, exposed, or freshly plowed farmland, and lots or any area with exposed soil.
Tonight a few isolated thunderstorms and rain showers may pop up in the local area with this activity forecast to increase in coverage the further east into West Texas.
Snow In The Sac's.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM MST this Sunday afternoon through 5 AM MST Monday across the southern Sacramento Mountains above 7,500'. An inch or so of snow is forecast below 7,500' with up to 4" above 7,500'. West winds sustained around 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph tonight into Monday morning may create whiteout conditions with zero visibility due to the snow and blowing snow. Wind chill values late tonight into Monday morning will drop down below zero. Travel tonight in the Mayhill, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, and Mountain Park areas may become difficult to impossible in some areas especially at the higher elevations.
Today Through Wednesday Morning.
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