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2022 Ends On A Warm & Windy Note.

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December 28, 2022. US Hwy 285 South Of Artesia. Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds. Blog Updated At 3:40 PM MST New Years Eve.  A Parade of Pacific Storms Headed Our Way. GFS 500 Millibar (18,000') Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Monday, January 2, 2023. Surface Map Forecasts. Valid At 5 PM MST Sunday, January 1st, 2023. Valid At 5 AM MST Monday, January 2nd, 202 3. Three mid-level short wave troughs of low pressure (circled in red on the GFS 500 Millibar forecast map above) are forecast to impact our regional weather today into mid-week of the first week of the New Year. Storm #1 will be approaching New Mexico from northern California tonight through Monday. By sunset Monday it is forecast to be centered over northeastern Colorado.  Storm #2 is forecast to impact our weather Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The third storm is forecast to arrive late next week. A Pacific cold front will race across the state New Years night through Monday morning.  NWS NDFD High Temperature Forecast

Storm Summary - Thursday, December 29, 2022.

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December 28, 2022. Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds. Looking Northwest At Capitan Mountain. My wife got me the new Go Pro Hero Black 11 camera for Christmas. So I took off towards Ruidoso, New Mexico on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 to try it out for the first time. I've died and gone to heaven. I love this camera and can't wait to play with all of it's new features. Storm chasing with this camera is a must. Primary I shot a series of time-lapse videos of altocumulus standing lenticular clouds forming near Capitan mountain northwest of Roswell and east of Sierra Blanca Peak west of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Check out the directional wind shear activity via the different cloud levels. The public reported a peak wind gust to 83 mph on a Personal Weather Station (PWS) in Alto, north of Ruidoso. The Smokey Bear Remote Weather Station (Raws) located 1 mile northwest of Ruidoso reported a peak gust of 74 mph Wednesday afternoon. Blog Updated At 7:00 AM MST Friday, Dec 30, 202

High Winds - Blowing Dust-Heavy Mountain Snows Today Into Thursday.

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December 27, 2022. Artesia, New Mexico Sunset. Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM 256 AM MST Wed Dec 28 2022 NMZ415-282300- /O.CON.KEPZ.WS.W.0004.221228T2100Z-221229T0900Z/ Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet- Including the cities of Cloudcroft, Sunspot, and Apache Summit 256 AM MST Wed Dec 28 2022 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM MST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 to 70 mph. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet. * WHEN...From 2 PM this afternoon to 2 AM MST Thursday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Very strong winds and heavy wet snow on trees and power lines could cause extensive tree damage and power outages. Heavy snow and drifting could close highways to traffic. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow

A Parade Of Winter Storms Tonight Into The New Years Holiday Weekend.

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November 26, 2022. Dark Canyon Rd West Of Carlsbad, NM. Parade Of Winter Storms Lining Up. GFS 250 Millibar (34,000') Jet Stream Forecast. Valid 11 PM MST Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Between today and next Monday (Jan 2nd, 2023) four different winter storms are forecast to line up in the strong zonal jet stream flow aloft and move across New Mexico. The strongest of these will likely be the New Years Eve and New Years Day storm. Last nights 5 PM MST (00Z or 00 GMT) run of the US GFS computer forecast model depicts a strong zonal flow aloft with the jet stream stretching from west to east across the northern Pacific Basin. It forecasts a wind speed maximum in the jet stream out over the north-central Pacific Ocean of 226 knots or 260 mph Wednesday night around midnight. That's a lot of energy helping to drive these winter storms eastward into the Western and Southwestern US. GFS 500 Millibar (18,000') Forecast. Valid At 11 AM MST Monday, Jan 2nd, 2023. NWS NDFD Snowfall Fo

Here Comes The Arctic Plunge!

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Valid At 8 AM MST Thursday, Dec 22, 2022.  Surface Map Analysis. At 2 AM MST Wednesday Morning. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST Thursday. North American RTMA Temperatures. Valid At 5 AM MST Wednesday Morning. Northern US RTMA Temperatures. Valid At 5 AM MST Wednesday Morning. RTMA Apparent Temperatures. Valid At 5 AM MST Wednesday Morning. NWS MesoWest Temperatures/ Wind Chill Temperatures. Valid At 6:30 AM MST Wednesday Morning. Brutal Cold Behind Strong Arctic Cold Front.

Dangerous/Brutal Arctic Invasion - Wednesday Night Into Thursday Night!

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December 17, 2022. West Of Mayhill, New Mexico. Blog Updated At 12:49 PM MST Monday, Dec 19, 2022. Dangerous/Brutal Arctic Invasion.  Wednesday Night Into Thursday. Canadian (GEM) 500 MB (18,000' MSL) Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Thursday. Surface Map Forecast. Valid Thursday, December 22, 2022. Canadian (GEM) Mean Sea Level Forecast Map. Valid At 5 PM MST Thursday. For days now all eyes have been on the massive invasion of arctic air slated to spread south and southeast into the Continental US this week. This brutally cold air mass is currently forecast to enter far northeastern New Mexico Wednesday night. Then bulldoze it's way southward into the eastern and southeastern plains late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Note the Canadian models forecast (above) of a surface high over northwestern Wyoming around sunset with a central pressure of 1055 millibars or 31.15 inches of mercury!  As of this Monday morning there still remains some question as to the timing of the arriv

Seasonably Chilly Friday Into The Weekend - First Look At Next Weeks Arctic Outbreak.

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December 14, 2022. Near Seminole, Texas. Beautiful Christmas Lights With A Sunset Background. NM NWS MesoWest Reported Low Temperatures Friday Morning. NWS NDFD Forecast High/Low/Apparent Temperatures. Forecast Low Temperatures Friday Morning. Forecast Apparent Temperatures Friday Morning. Forecast High Temperatures Friday. Forecast Low Temperatures Saturday Morning. Forecast Apparent Temperatures Saturday Morning. Forecast High Temperatures Saturday. Forecast High Temperatures Sunday. A reinforcing shot of cold air will accompany a southward moving cold front tonight as it passes through the state and local area. This mornings reported local low temperatures ranged from the low 20's to near 30 across the Southeastern Plains.  Lows this morning in the Sacramento mountains were mostly in the teens. A Personal Weather Station (PWS) in Bell Canyon northwest of Mayhill reported a low of 7º as did a station in Hay Canyon. And the Mescal Raws near Mescalero reported a low of 10º. A PWS i

Tim Canova: Supreme Court Considers Case Seeking to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election.

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December 13, 2022. Courtesy Of The GateWay Pundit. Quote: "While there has been much public attention on the U.S. Supreme Court’s present consideration of the “independent state legislature” theory in Moore v. Harper involving North Carolina’s redistricting, that case would not immediately upend the 2020 Presidential Election. In contrast, a little-known case that appeared recently on the Court docket could do just that. The case of Brunson v. Adams, not even reported in the mainstream media, was filed pro se by ordinary American citizens – four brothers from Utah — seeking the removal of President Biden and Vice President Harris, along with 291 U.S. Representatives and 94 U.S. Senators who voted to certify the Electors to the Electoral College on January 6, 2021 without first investigating serious allegations of election fraud in half a dozen states and foreign election interference and breach of national security in the 2020 Presidential Election. The outcome of such relief woul

Storm Summary - Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

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11:24 AM MST. Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022. Ski Apache West Of Ruidoso, NM. New Mexico 48-Hour Snowfall. N WS El Paso Storm Total Snowfall Map. New Mexico 48-Hour CoCoRaHS Snowfall Totals. New Mexico CoCoRaHS 48-Hour Snowfall Total Reports.

Goodbye Mild Fall-Like Weather - Hello Winter!

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December 11, 2022. Carlsbad, NM Public Library. ECMWF 500 MB (18,000') Analysis. Valid At 11 PM MST Sunday Night. RAMMB/CIRA Geo Color Satellite Image. At 5:41 AM MST Monday, December 12, 2022. As has been the case for the past several mornings dense fog and low clouds with visibilities less than a quarter of a mile cover just about all of the eastern and Southeastern Plains of New Mexico and much of West Texas early this morning. This will quickly burn off this morning as strong southwesterly downsloping winds kick in ahead of our approaching winter storm. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST This Monday Afternoon. NWS NDFD Forecast High Temps.

Incoming Winter Storm & The Trend Towards Stormier/Colder/Wetter Weather.

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December 6, 2022. Northeast Of Dunken, NM. Cirrocumulus Standing Lenticular Cloud. GFS 500 MB (18,000') Analysis. At 5 AM MST Sunday, December 11, 2022. GFS 500 MB (18,000') Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Monday, December 12, 2022. GFS 500 MB (18,000') Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Monday, December 12, 2022. NWS NDFD Forecast High Temps.

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