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Local Peak Wind Gusts Reported Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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Blog Update At 7:10 AM MDT Thursday, March 31,2022. Blog Updated At 9:11 AM MDT Saturday, April 2, 2022. March 31, 2022. Burn Scar From The March 29th, 2022 Fire. St Hwy 380 East Of Tatum, NM East To The NM/TX State Line. My wife and I went to Lubbock, Texas this past Thursday and on our return trip back to Carlsbad I shot these above photos.  March 30, 2022. Wind damage from Tuesday night's west wind gust of 59 mph at 11 PM MDT. New Mexico MesoWest Reported 24-Hour Peak Wind Gusts. Courtesy Of The Lea County Office Of Emergency Management & Environmental. HIGHWAY 380 MM 237 FIRE- 100% Contained . Yesterday's sustained winds of 36 mph, very low humidity, and extremely dry vegetation led to a very large fire spreading rapidly through Northern Lea County near Tatum and into Texas. Fire size at containment is approximately 17,658 acres and stretched over 14.5 miles with some areas being over two miles wide. This fire led to residential evacuations, burned vehicles, power outag

Significant High Wind/Blowing Dust Event Possible Tuesday!

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NM NWS MesoWest Reported High Temperatures Sunday. First 90-Degree Temps Sunday. Sunday afternoon saw the local area's first 90-degree high temps for the year. Reported high temperatures ranged from 92 at the Roswell and Carlsbad Airports, 90 at the Artesia and Hobbs Airports, to 75 at the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport northeast of Ruidoso, and 60 at the Cloudcroft National Weather Service Climate Co-Op Station. My afternoon high temp here at our home in Carlsbad was 94. This afternoon high temperatures are forecast to be close to Sunday's readings. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 6 AM MDT Tuesday. ECMWF 500 MB (18,000') Analysis. At Midnight Sunday Night. ECMWF 500 MB (18,000' MSL) Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Tuesday. Late last night our next strong Spring Storm was centered west of San Francisco and is forecast to dive southeastward rather quickly today into tomorrow. This inbound storm will produce a variety of weather across the area including high winds, blowing d

Hot This Weekend - Next Storm Mid-Week.

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GFS Surface Map Forecast. Valid At Noon MDT Wednesday, March 30, 2022. GFS 500 Millibar (18,000' MSL) Forecast. Valid At 6 PM MDT Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Hot This Weekend - Next Storm Mid-Week . Spring is notorious for being turbulent weather-wise and this spring has certainly started on that turbulent note. It's the time of the year when cold air masses and warm air masses collided from time to time. When this happens a variety of weather occurs. Such will be the case from the first to the middle of next week.  A warmup is now occurring behind our latest storm that has departed. Seasonally hot temperatures will occur across the local area Sunday and Monday ahead of yet another winter-like storm. That strong spring storm will affect the area Tuesday into Thursday of next week with a variety of weather including strong winds, blowing dust, high fire danger, areas of rain and snow along with colder temps. Forecast high temps for Southeastern New Mexico and nearby areas will clim

Storm Summary March 21-23, 2022.

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March 21, 2022. Looking West At The Guadalupe Mtn's. High Based - Low Topped Rain/Snow Showers Over Texas Hill. Pivotal Weather 72-Hour Rainfall Totals. (March 21-23, 2022). NM MesoWest 72-Hour Rainfall Totals. NM CoCoRaHS 72-Hour Rainfall Totals. NM CoCoRaHS 72-Hour Snowfall Totals. Consider joining CoCoRaHS today and becoming a volunteer rainfall, snowfall, and hail observer by signing up via this link .  NM CoCoRaHS 72-Hour Precipitation Totals. This latest spring storm to affect New Mexico produced some very respectful rainfall and snowfall totals. Some of the heavier storm totals include but are not limited to the following: Sunspot CoCoRaHS Station 0.2 SSW  1.47" With 13.4" Of Snowfall. Cloudcroft NWS Climate Co-Op Station 1.36" And  14.3"  Of Snowfall. Cloudcroft CoCoRaHS Station 2.3 Miles S 1.36" And 14.3" Of Snowfall . Bowl Raws North Of Guadalupe Peak 1.13" Pine Springs - Guadalupe Mtn's Natl Park 1.11" Mountain Park NWS Cli

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Critical to Extreme fire weather conditions are expected today! Please be smart and try to avoid outdoor burning and starting campfires this Memorial Day weekend. Any new fire starts will spread rapidly. It is extremely important today to follow safety protocols and regulations issued by local authorities, including any evacuation orders. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged and potentially illegal and very dangerous. Your neighbors lives and livelihood may be affected by your actions.

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