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Who Got Rain & Who Didn't - Blast Furnace Heat/High Winds/Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Return This Memorable Day Weekend.

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MRMS 72-Hour Rainfall Totals. As Of 6 AM MDT Wednesday, May 25, 2022. HARP 5-Day Rainfall Totals. NM MesoWest 72-Hour Rainfall Totals. NM CoCoRaHS 7-Day Rainfall Totals. NWS NDFD Forecast High Temperatures. Today. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Monday. Our latest round of scattered thunderstorms produced some impressive 5-day rainfall totals across parts of Eastern New Mexico..., particularly in the Clovis and Portales areas where 1"-2" was reported. Radar estimates were as high as 4"-5" in a small area near the state line near Clovis.  Near record to record heat returns to the state starting Friday and continuing into the holiday weekend. High temps across Southeastern New Mexico Saturday will be near 105ºF. Sadly our hot bone dry southwesterly and westerly winds will return to much of the state this weekend also. Needless to say that the fire danger will escalate back into the Critically to possibly the Extremely Critically Dangerous Categories this holiday weekend acr

Artesia - Cottonwood, NM LP Supercell Chase Video & Photos May 24, 2022.

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May 24, 2022. LP Supercell Thunderstorm. 12 Miles NW Of Artesia, NM. On Eddy/Chaves County Line. Pearson Rd - Looking Northwest. GR2Analysist 3 Radar Snapshot. At 12:43 PM MDT. The Storm Is 7 Miles Northwest Of Me. Storm Movement Was To The Southeast. A small but robust thunderstorm developed along the east slopes of the Sacramento Mountains north of the Flying H Ranch Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022. As it began to move east it quickly became a Low Precipitation (LP) Supercell. On radar, it was unimpressive as these types of thunderstorms sometimes are. Radar in this case underestimated the size of the hail. The max hail size depicted on the GR2Analysist 3 downloads at that time was on 1.3" in diameter. Counterclockwise rotation is clearly visible in the time-lapse beginning portion of this video. These types of thunderstorms often produce large to very large hail. This one was really dry and produced very little rain. It did lay down quarter to golf ball size hail beginning a

Blast Furnace Weather Today & Friday - Strong Cold Front Arrives Saturday.

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NOAA HRRR Smoke Forecast. Valid AM MDT Through 6 PM MDT Thursday, May 19, 2022. Smoke from the Black and Bear Trap fires continues to impact our local area and points eastward. That haze you see in the sky is not clouds nor haze but layers of smoke aloft from the above-mentioned fires. As of Wednesday, May 18th the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires have burned 301,971 acres and are 34% contained. The Black Fire has burned 77,529 acres and is 0% contained. The Cerro Pelado Fire has burned 45,605 acres and is 74% contained. And the Bear Trap Fire has burned 17,122 acres and is 28% contained.  National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook Today. Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Outlook. Today. Friday. Red Flag Warnings continue in effect for much of New Mexico and nearby areas today and Fire Weather Watches are in effect for Friday. Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions will prevail today into Friday. Strong gusty southwesterly-westerly winds will gust up to around 40-50

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