Christmas Eve & Christmas Day 2021 Weather Summary & Climatology.

December 23, 2021.
Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Mountain Wave Clouds (Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds).

Regional Reported Low Temps Christmas Morning.

Regional Reported High Temps Christmas Day.

Regional Peak Wind Gusts Reported Christmas Eve.

Once again the Carlsbad ASOS wind equipment which is the Automated Surface Weather Observing Station located at the Carlsbad Airport failed Christmas Eve afternoon for a time. Thus the peak wind reported is way too low. Especially since the equipment at nearby Carlsbad Caverns measured a peak gust to 58 mph and the Queen Raws measured a peak gust to 62 mph.

Regional Peak Wind Gusts Reported Christmas.
(As Of 4 PM MST Christmas Afternoon).

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Record Heat Christmas Eve.

While the mountains received some snow, portions of eastern NM set record highs this Christmas eve! You get a little bit of everything around here. #nmwx

Santa brought us some record warmth across the region on Friday. Here is a look at some of the records that were tied or broken. #doesnotfeellikeChristmas #nmwx #txwx

Winds are beginning to slow down across the area this evening. Just in time to give Santa smooth flying weather. Here is a list of some of the strongest wind gusts we saw today.
#nmwx #txwx

New Mexico Historical Christmas Eve & Christmas Weather.

SE NM Historical Christmas Weather/Climatology.

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