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We Can't Catch A Break - Another Round Of High Winds & Blowing Dust!

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February 26, 2023 Downtown Roswell, New Mexico. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Thursday Afternoon. We Can't Catch A Break - Another Round Of High Winds & Blowing Dust! Like a broken record we can't turn off another significant high wind and widespread blowing dust event is shaping up for Thursday. Although this one currently does not look to be as severe and widespread as this past Sunday's blow down, it may be close in some areas. Strong winds will once again rake parts of the state today, with somewhat of a break on Wednesday, then another bad day Thursday. For the record (not that you want to hear this) in strong La Nina Springs, our windy season often starts in February and sometimes lasts into June or close to the 4th of July. We are on track for that pattern this year.  Our next potent winter storm will begin affecting the western half of New Mexico with snow over the mountains. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for parts of the southwestern, western and

Storm Summary & Peak Wind Gusts- From Sunday, Feb 26, 2023.

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February 26, 2023. North 13th St & Hwy 285 - Artesia, New Mexico.  February 26, 2023. St Hwy #2 1 Mile South Of The Eddy/Chaves Co Line. February 26, 2023. Downtown Roswell, New Mexico. February 26, 2023. St Hwy 2 South Of Lake Arthur.  Just Inside Eddy Co - On The Eddy/Chaves Co Line. February 26, 2023. North Of Carlsbad, NM. Mile Marker #39 On US Hwy 285. Geo Color Satellite Image. 4:36 PM MST. February 26, 2023. Sunday, February 26, 2023. Pecos Valley High Wind & Blowing Dust Event. My YouTube Video - Shot With My  GoPro Hero11 Black Camera Blog Updated At 3:22 PM MST Monday, February 27, 2023. One Of The Worst High Wind Events/Dust Storms In Years. Numerous reports of damage from Sunday's high winds have been received up and down the Pecos Valley (Roswell-Artesia-Carlsbad areas). At least one semi tractor trailer truck was blown over north of Carlsbad on US Hwy 285 at mile marker #39. Utility and power lines were blown down, power poles blown down, roof damage including

Here We Go Again - Another Widespread High Wind/Blowing Dust Event!

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January 2, 2023. Near Sunspot, New Mexico. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 AM MST. Yet Another Widespread High Wind/Blowing Dust Event Sunday! Here we go again.  A powerful Pacific winter storm is absolutely hammering southern California this Saturday morning. To put the strength of this storm into perspective consider this. La Crescenta-Montrose, California which is located north of Glendale, and east  of Los Angeles recorded 8.05" of rainfall over the past 24 hours ( CoCoRaHS Station) and 9.23" over the past 48-hours. And they are not done yet. The Mount Shasta CoCoRaHS Station has already measured 32.0" of snowfall the past two days. Four day snowfall totals at the Mountain High location are 81.0". Forecasts for parts of the southern Sierra Nevada are calling for snowfall totals of five to eight feet from this storm along with wind gusts up to 87 mph ! Another 4" to 10" of rainfall is forecast for the foothills locations. By the time this potent w

Peak Wind Gust Summary - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023.

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February 20, 2023. Looking West From Near Loving, NM. AltoCumulus & Cirrocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds. February 22, 2023. Timberon, New Mexico. Courtesy of Sharon Vails. February 22, 2023. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Courtesy of Susan Cessac. February 22, 2023. Courtesy  of Shelly Lambright. Between Lovington & Hobbs On St Hwy 18. February 22, 2023. Lovington, New Mexico. Courtesy of Karen Kunde. A couple of surprises with this latest powerful winter storm. First of all the heavy snows failed to materialize in the Sacramento mountains, and given the winds that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Hobbs and Tatum had the highest wind gusts in southeastern New Mexico. Usually it's the Artesia and Carlsbad areas. Though widespread dust was prevalent across much of the state it wasn't as bad as expected in some areas. With the exception being in southwestern New Mexico, in the Deming and Lordsburg areas. A Dust Storm Warning and Advisory were issued for those areas Wednes

Widespread Damaging Wind/Blowing Dust Event - Near Blizzard Conditions In The Mountains!

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February 12, 2023. Sierra Blanca Peak. West Of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Surface Map Forecasts. Valid At 5 AM MST Wednesday. Valid At 11 AM MST Wednesday. Valid At 5 PM MST Wednesday. Widespread Damaging Wind/Blowing Dust Event  Near Blizzard Conditions In The Mountains!  Blog Updated At 5:40 AM MST Wednesday Morning. Concerns are high that most of New New Mexico will endure a potential historical winter storm late tonight into Thursday. A dangerous widespread damaging high wind event with widespread blowing dust looks highly likely for much of the lower elevations of the state on Wednesday. Heavy snow and blowing snow combined with the high winds will create whiteout to near whiteout conditions in the mountains. Travel across all of New Mexico and nearby areas will be difficult at best, to dangerous and life threatening at worst Wednesday into Thursday. Scattered rain showers changing over to or mixing with snow tonight is expected across the southern deserts, Tularosa Basin and the Sacram

Another Prolonged Widespread High Wind - Blowing Dust Event!

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Feb 12, 2023. Sierra Blanca Peak. Looking East From Near Three Rivers. Surface Map Forecast. Valid At 5 PM MST Tuesday. Valid At 5 AM MST Wednesday. Another Prolonged Widespread High Wind - Blowing Dust Event! Our windy season has kicked off early. Yet another prolonged widespread high wind - blowing dust event is slated to hammer New Mexico and nearby areas today into Wednesday. Especially on Wednesday!  But first let's talk about the rains that have fallen over the past three days. While not everyone has received measurable precipitation locally, others have, and some of those reports are impressive given the time of the year. And the Sierra Blanca Snotel Station is reporting a 24-hour snowfall total of 17.0" of snow with 1.60" of precipitation. Very dense fog reduced the visibility down to near zero over parts of the Sacramento mountains overnight into this morning...A Dense Fog Advisory was issued by the El Paso National Weather Service Office .  72-Hour MRMS Precipi

Storm Summary - 2-15-2023.

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2-14-2023. Four Dinkus Rd & Hwy 285. Looking North - 6 Miles South Of Artesia, New Mexico. 2-14-2023. Localized Blinding Clouds Of Blowing Dust. Looking South On Bolton Road - East Of Artesia, New Mexico. 2-14-2023. Carlsbad, New Mexico. Tree Blown Down At Blodgett & Halagueno Streets. 2-14-2023. Carlsbad, New Mexico. Roof Shingle Damage On South Boyd Street. 2-14-2023.  Metal Shed Destroyed By High Winds. Mile Marker #41 - 5 Miles N of Carlsbad, New Mexico. 2-14-2023. Artesia, New Mexico. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). 2-14-2023. Artesia, New Mexico. Local Peak Wind Gust Summary. Carlsbad Airport ASOS 78 mph Pine Springs West Texas MesoNet Station 77 mph Seven Rivers KOA Campground PWS 70 mph Vaughn MesoNet Station 67 mph Lakewood MesoNet Station 66 mph Bowl Raws - Just N of Guadalupe Peak 66 mph Artesia Airport AWOS 62 mph Queen Raws 62 mph Bat Draw Raws - Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center 61 mph Dunken Raws 56 mph Ridgecrest PWS - East Carlsbad 56 mph Sc

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