Windy Today - Next Winter Storm End Of Next Week?


March 6, 2023.
Looking South From Seven Rivers, NM. 
Altocumulus Standing Lenticular Clouds (ACSL).


Warm & Windy Today.

Like a recurring bad dream our March winds are back. High Wind Warnings remain in effect until this evening for northeastern and eastern New Mexico. West winds sustained at 30-40 mph with gusts near 60 mph are forecast today. 

Wind Advisories remain in effect for much of the rest of the state including Chaves and Lincoln Counties. West winds sustained at 25-35 mph with gusts near 50 mph are forecast today.

Wind Advisories also remain in effect for Eddy, Lea, and Culberson Counties for west winds sustained at 25-35 mph with gusts near 55 mph. 

Wind Advisories also remain in effect for most of the southern half of New Mexico including the Tularosa Basin and the southern Sacramento mountains. West winds sustained at 25-35 mph with gusts to 50-55 mph are forecast. Locally higher across the higher ridge tops of the Sacramento mountains. 

Finally a High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Guadalupe mountains of Eddy and Culberson Counties including Guadalupe Pass until 10 AM MDT Sunday. West winds sustained at 40-55 mph with gusts to 80 mph are forecast.

Areas of patchy blowing dust are likely today especially over and near our more dust prone locations such as freshly plowed, cultivated, or exposed farmland, fields, lots, and highway construction sites. Watch for sudden drops in the visibility in these areas that may fall below 1/2 of a mile. 

High temperatures across the southeastern plains today will range from the low to mid 80's and the low to mid 70's on Sunday. A cold front will drop our highs down into the mid to upper 60's on Monday. 

The Ruidoso area will see highs today in the low 60's and near 60 on Sunday and the upper 50's Monday. The Cloudcroft area will see the low 50's today, the upper 40's on Sunday and Monday. 

Looking down the road to the end of next week the forecast models are hinting that winter may not be done with us yet. Another winter storm may impact the local area with mountain snows and maybe even light snow at the lower elevations. For those of you who are getting ready to plant your gardens a freeze looks possible the end of next week for many of us valley dwellers. 


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There Are None So Blind As Those Who "Will - Not" To See...107.

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