Day #7 Of The Current Heatwave.

Sunday, June 18, 2023.
Near Bluff Springs - South Of Cloudcroft, NM.





Day #7 Of The Current Heatwave.

On Monday the Cloudcroft Climate Co-Op Station recorded a high temp of 74º. This makes the 5th day in a row for them that they have reached 70º or above. The data for the Ruidoso Climate Co-Op Station is not yet available online. 

The Elk Climate Co-Op Station recorded a high temp on Monday of 93º. This is the second day in a row that they have reached 90º or above.

The Roswell Airport ASOS reported a high temp of 107º on Monday. This is the 5th day in a row that they have reached 100º or above. Their record for the number of days in a row of reaching 100º or more is 20 days from July 9th, 2022 through July 28,th, 2022. 

The Artesia ZiaMet Station located 6 miles SSE of town at the NMSU AG Science Center reported a high temp of 104º making this their 6th day in a row of reaching 100º or above.  Their record for the number of days in a row of reaching 100º or more is 23 days from July 4th, 2016 through July 26th, 2016.

The Carlsbad Airport ASOS reported a high temp of 106º on Monday. This is the 6th day in a row that they have reached 100º or above. Their record for the number of days in a row of reaching 100º or more is 20 days from June 25th, 1965 through July 14th, 1965.

The bad news...the official National Weather Service forecast for Carlsbad issued this morning calls for the following high temps: 

Today 107º
Wednesday 108º
Thursday 108º
Friday 109º
Saturday 111º
Sunday 111º

Similar readings close to these highs are forecast for the rest of the southeastern plains. 

Highs in the Ruidoso area will be in the upper 80's the rest of this week and will flirt with the 90º mark.The Cloudcroft area will be in the upper 70's the rest of this week and the low 80's this weekend. 

The Weed/Sacramento area is looking at the low to mid 80's the rest of this week climbing up into the upper 80's by the weekend. The Capitan and Mayhill area is looking at the low 90's the rest of this week climbing up into the mid 90's this weekend. The High Rolls/Mountain Park area is looking at highs near 90 the rest of this week and the low 90's for the weekend.

The Alamogordo area is looking at highs near 100 the rest of this week and the low 100's for the weekend. 

Daily record highs may be equaled or exceeded later this week into the weekend in some areas.

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings continue in effect through Wednesday evening and will likely be extended into the weekend. Long range forecasts continue to show little hope of meaningful relief from the excessive heat and drought through the first week of July.

# Of Days With High Temps Of 110º Or Above.

(1946 - 2022).


Roswell Municipal Airport.
(1896 - 1972).


Hope Climate Co-Op Station.
(1919 - 2022).


Artesia Climate Co-Op Station.
(1905 - 2022).


Brantley Dam.
(1987 - 2022).


Carlsbad Climate Co-OP Station.
(1900 - 2021).


Carlsbad Airport.
(1930 -2022).


Tatum Climate Co - Op Station.


Hobbs Climate Co - Op Station.
(1913 - 2022).


Jal Climate Co - Op Station.
(1919 - 2022).


WIPP Climate Co - Op Station.
(1986 - 2022).


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

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