Heavy Rains & Severe Weather Once Again - For Some.

Sunday, May 21, 2023
US Hwy 285 South Of Malaga, NM.
About 5 Miles North Of The NM/TX State Line.

Heavy Rains & Severe Weather Once Again - For Some.

Welcome to the beginning of the meteorological summer of 2023. Once again severe thunderstorms rampaged across parts of New Mexico with the most widespread activity across the eastern and parts of southeastern plains. See the storm reports below.

May was a month of extreme contrasts rainfall-wise for the state. Parts of Eddy County ended up about 1" - 2" below, while the southeastern area of the county ended up 1" to 2" above normal rainfall for the month. Then you have Curry County where May rainfall totals were 4" to 8" above normal, and Roosevelt County was 4" above normal. 

Over the past 30-days a Personal Weather Station (PWS) Clovis CW3200 has measured 15.24" of rainfall. The Clovis Agricultural Science Center Station has measured 10.96" of rainfall. And the Clovis CoCoRaHS Station located 13.1 miles north of town has measured 10.26" for May, 2023. The Texacio CoCoRaHS Station picked up another 2.46" for a 24-hour rainfall total, bringing their total since May 1st, 2023 to 12.32" of rainfall.

Compare these totals to my totals here in Carlsbad of .58" for May with a year-to-date total of only 1.58". With .90" of that falling in January. I will tell you this that when our drought does break locally, it will be something to write home about. 

Speaking of such...heads-up. Friday looks to be another very active day for severe thunderstorms for parts of eastern and southeastern New Mexico, and West Texas. Don't be surprised if the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) pulls its "Slight and Enhanced Risk Areas" further westward into the eastern and southeastern plains of New Mexico with tomorrow morning's update. Friday has the potential to be the most active with numerous severe thunderstorms of the seasons for parts of the local area.  

The Midland National Weather Service Office is already calling for supercell thunderstorms that will be capable of producing up to soft ball size hail, severe thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 80 mph, along with a few tornadoes!




   Day 2 Convective Outlook  
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1226 PM CDT Thu Jun 01 2023

   Valid 021200Z - 031200Z

   ...THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF
   THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS AND PERMIAN BASIN...

   ...SUMMARY...
   Strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing very large hail,
   strong gusts and a couple of tornadoes are possible Friday afternoon
   and evening across parts of the southern High Plains.

   ...Southern High Plains...
   Compared to previous days, relatively limited morning convection is
   currently anticipated across the southern High Plains on Friday.
   This will allow for diurnal heating of a moist environment, with 60s
   F dewpoints potentially reaching as far west as extreme southeast
   NM. A mid/upper-level shortwave trough is forecast to move across
   northern Mexico during the morning and into parts of the southern
   Rockies/High Plains during the afternoon, which would be favorably
   timed for scattered thunderstorm development within an unstable and
   favorably sheared environment. 

   Relatively steep midlevel lapse rates and favorable buoyancy (MLCAPE
   of 1500-3000 J/kg) will support a conditionally favorable
   environment for very large hail. The strongest deep-layer shear is
   expected over portions of the TX South Plains and Permian Basin, in
   association with a moderate subtropical jet, and a few intense
   supercells will be possible in this region, with an attendant threat
   of very large hail and localized severe gusts. Low-level shear/SRH
   is expected to remain relatively modest, but will be sufficient to
   support a threat of a couple of tornadoes as well. An Enhanced Risk
   (level 3 of 5) has been added where the greatest risk of supercells
   producing very large hail (in excess of 2 inches in diameter) is
   currently anticipated. 

   Severe storms will also be possible farther north into parts of the
   TX Panhandle, though weaker deep-layer shear may result in a mix of
   convective modes. Some upscale growth is possible with time as
   storms move eastward toward the TX Big Country region, which could
   increase the threat of severe gusts, though weaker shear with
   eastward extent may tend to limit the organization of any
   outflow-driven clusters into Friday evening. 
Midland National Weather Service Storm Reports For Thursday, May 31, 2023.


The Storm Reports from the Albuquerque National Weather Serivce Office from Thursday are available via this link.


May 2023 Observed Rainfall.


May Normal Rainfall.


May 2023 Departure From Normal Rainfall.


May 2023 Percent Of Normal Rainfall.


(As Of 8 AM MDT Thursday, June 1, 2023).






(As Of 8 AM MDT Thursday, June 1, 2023).


Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
948 AM MDT Thu Jun 1 2023

...PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date

...New Mexico...

...Bernalillo County...
Miera 2 ESE                  0.72 in   0800 AM 06/01
Chilili 2 N                  0.64 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Chaves County...
Bitter Lakes WL Refuge       1.20 in   0713 AM 06/01
Roswell 6.0 NNW              1.12 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell 1.7 NW               0.91 in   0454 AM 06/01
Roswell 0.3 SSW              0.86 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell Air Center           0.85 in   0858 AM 06/01
Roswell 5.5 E                0.80 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell 40.5 NE              0.75 in   0800 AM 06/01
Roswell 5.2 N                0.71 in   0800 AM 06/01
Roswell 3.4 NNE              0.65 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell 4.3 N                0.60 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell 5.1 N                0.56 in   0800 AM 06/01
Roswell 19.3 N               0.50 in   0713 AM 06/01
Roswell No. 1 Portable       0.49 in   0840 AM 06/01
Mesa 11 NW                   0.38 in   0700 AM 06/01
Roswell 28.5 NNE             0.33 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Colfax County...
Miami 1 WSW                  0.47 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Curry County...
Texico 13.6 N                2.46 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clovis                       2.12 in   0934 AM 06/01
Clovis 2.3 NNE               1.91 in   0636 AM 06/01
Clovis 2.6 NE                1.88 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clovis 3.3 SW                1.87 in   0555 AM 06/01
Ned Houk State Park          1.60 in   0920 AM 06/01
Clovis 1.5 ESE               1.45 in   0635 AM 06/01
Clovis 3 WSW                 1.39 in   0935 AM 06/01
Clovis Muni Airport          1.38 in   0856 AM 06/01
Cannon Air Force Base        1.35 in   0855 AM 06/01
Clovis 4.4 S                 0.99 in   0800 AM 06/01
Clovis 2.3 NNE               0.60 in   0700 AM 06/01

...De Baca County...
Fort Sumner 9.0 SSE          2.28 in   0700 AM 06/01
Fort Sumner 8.9 NNW          1.88 in   0700 AM 06/01
Fort Sumner 14.1 W           1.51 in   0530 AM 06/01
Fort Sumner 12 NW            1.03 in   0800 AM 06/01

...Guadalupe County...
Fort Sumner 17.0 NW          1.53 in   0800 AM 06/01
Newkirk 4.2 N                0.71 in   0700 AM 06/01
Santa Rosa Airport           0.68 in   0935 AM 06/01
Santa Rosa 4.3 SE            0.35 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Harding County...
Yates 7 SE                   1.05 in   0700 AM 06/01
Mills 4 WSW (Mills Canyon)   0.34 in   0905 AM 06/01

...Lincoln County...
Roswell No. 2 Portable       1.08 in   0920 AM 06/01

...Los Alamos County...
Los Alamos 2.5 WSW           0.86 in   0800 AM 06/01
WHITE ROCK                   0.71 in   0752 AM 06/01
White Rock 1.4 NE            0.67 in   0700 AM 06/01
Los Alamos 0.5 N             0.65 in   0700 AM 06/01
White Rock 1.5 NNE           0.55 in   0800 AM 06/01
Los Alamos 2 E               0.45 in   0935 AM 06/01
Bandelier Natl Monument      0.37 in   0920 AM 06/01
Los Alamos 1.4 E             0.34 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Quay County...
House 0.1 S                  2.91 in   0700 AM 06/01
McAlister 3.7 WNW            2.80 in   0700 AM 06/01
Logan 1.5 W                  1.59 in   0700 AM 06/01
Tucumcari 20.8 S             1.49 in   0700 AM 06/01
Tucumcari 1.7 ENE            1.21 in   0700 AM 06/01
Tucumcari 1.4 NNW            1.13 in   0700 AM 06/01

...Rio Arriba County...
Canon Plaza 4 E (Jarita Mesa 0.83 in   0916 AM 06/01
Coyote 7 SSW (Coyote)        0.70 in   0848 AM 06/01
Monero 12 S (Stone Lake)     0.41 in   0933 AM 06/01
Chama 23.3 SSW               0.40 in   0530 AM 06/01
Youngsville 5.4 NE           0.38 in   0700 AM 06/01
Cordova 0.4 SW               0.36 in   0600 AM 06/01
Medanales 0.8 ESE            0.32 in   0602 AM 06/01
Chama 2 N                    0.27 in   0900 AM 06/01
Truchas 3 ENE (Truchas)      0.27 in   0911 AM 06/01

...Roosevelt County...
Tolar 13 SE (Melrose Range)  2.10 in   0914 AM 06/01
12 SE Tolar                  1.34 in   0855 AM 06/01
Elida 9.1 S                  0.62 in   0700 AM 06/01
Portales 5.1 SSW             0.35 in   0700 AM 06/01
Portales 2.9 ESE             0.34 in   0700 AM 06/01
Causey 11.0 S                0.32 in   0830 AM 06/01
Portales 2.9 SW              0.25 in   0700 AM 06/01

...San Miguel County...
Conchas                      1.11 in   0730 AM 06/01
Mosquero 15 SSE              0.77 in   0700 AM 06/01
Bell Ranch 11 ENE            0.59 in   0930 AM 06/01
San Pablo 2 E                0.43 in   0700 AM 06/01
Villanueva 0.5 SW            0.41 in   0800 AM 06/01
Ribera 1.7 SW                0.28 in   0900 AM 06/01

...Sandoval County...
Frijoles (Tower)             0.28 in   0908 AM 06/01

...Santa Fe County...
Pojoaque 0.7 N               0.65 in   0700 AM 06/01
Nambe 0.5 S                  0.63 in   0700 AM 06/01
Pojoaque 1.0 E               0.60 in   0700 AM 06/01
Stanley 7 NE                 0.57 in   0657 AM 06/01
Edgewood 4 ENE               0.55 in   0935 AM 06/01
Pojoaque 2.5 WSW             0.48 in   0900 AM 06/01

...Taos County...
Tres Piedras Ranger Station  1.10 in   0915 AM 06/01
11 ENE Taos (SNOTEL)         0.40 in   0800 AM 06/01
8.2 SW Red River (TAOS)      0.31 in   0930 AM 06/01
Los Cordovas 2 S             0.30 in   0935 AM 06/01

...Torrance County...
Edgewood 3.2 S               0.90 in   0600 AM 06/01
Edgewood 7.0 SSW             0.88 in   0700 AM 06/01
Encino 6 W                   0.68 in   0700 AM 06/01
Moriarty 1 NE                0.58 in   0700 AM 06/01
Moriarty 1.0 SSW             0.31 in   0633 AM 06/01

...Union County...
Amistad 7.7 SW               1.41 in   0700 AM 06/01
Amistad 8.5 WSW              1.38 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clayton 12.4 SSW             0.53 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clayton 32.9 SW              0.53 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clayton 14.6 SSW             0.35 in   0700 AM 06/01
Clayton 1.1 W                0.31 in   0900 AM 06/01

&&

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

$$

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

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