My Current Weather

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Storm Summary Feb 29, 2024 - High Winds/Blowing Dust Tuesday & Rain & Snow Overnight.

February 13, 2024.
Ski Run Road To Ski Apache.

Some of us may have felt that we were about choke to death on the blowing dust this past Monday and Tuesday. Dust storms are fairly common in New Mexico from October onward and into the spring. See my videos below of the blinding dust storms I encountered in the Hagerman-Dexter-Roswell, NM areas Tuesday.

Many people in Southeastern New Mexico woke up to a wet snow and or a cold rain. Here at our home in Carlsbad I recorded a 24-hour precipitation total (rain and melted sleet) of .38". This is the highest 24-hour of the winter for me. The last time I measured this much rainfall was last October 25th when .48" fell. 

The public reported 1/2" to nearly 1" of snow in the Artesia area and 1" to 2" generally in the Roswell area. Elinda northeast of Roswell and southwest of Portales reported 4.0". The Cloudcroft NWS Climate Co-Op Station reported 2.5" of snowfall bringing their seasonal total to 53.4" (Oct 1st to this morning). 

Other snowfall reports include: 1" to 2" east of Cloudcroft. 1.5" at Runyan Ranches Fruit Stand east of Elk. And 3.0" 0.4 miles ESE of Cloudcroft, and 2.8" at the base of Ski Apache. And 3.0" 2.0 miles north of Portales. More totals are available in the CoCoRaHS table below.








Cannon Air Force Bas Radar Estimated 24-Hour Precipitation Totals.

(As Of 10 AM MST Tuesday, Feb 29, 2024).



Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
935 AM MST Thu Feb 29 2024

...PRECIPITATION REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

...New Mexico...

...Catron County...
Pleasanton 2.0 S             0.71 in   0532 AM 02/29   33.25N/108.88W
Mogollon 34 ESE (Gila Center 0.60 in   0913 AM 02/29   33.22N/108.24W
3.0 W Glenwood (JE-FULLER)   0.15 in   0922 AM 02/29   33.30N/108.93W
Datil 2.0 W                  0.14 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.14N/107.88W
Beaverhead                   0.12 in   0908 AM 02/29   33.42N/108.11W

...Chaves County...
Roswell Air Center           0.27 in   0906 AM 02/29   33.30N/104.50W
Roswell 6.0 NNW              0.21 in   0600 AM 02/29   33.45N/104.56W
Roswell 5.1 N                0.21 in   0800 AM 02/29   33.44N/104.52W

...Curry County...
Texico 13.6 N                0.30 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.59N/103.07W
Clovis 3.3 SW                0.29 in   0740 AM 02/29   34.38N/103.25W
Cannon Air Force Base        0.14 in   0855 AM 02/29   34.37N/103.32W
Clovis Muni Airport          0.10 in   0922 AM 02/29   34.42N/103.07W

...De Baca County...
Fort Sumner 14.1 W           0.23 in   0830 AM 02/29   34.50N/104.48W

...Lincoln County...
Alto 7.4 W                   0.30 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.40N/105.79W
Capitan 5.5 NE               0.12 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.60N/105.53W
Ruidoso 2 SSW                0.11 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.36N/105.67W
Nogal 4.6 SSE                0.11 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.49N/105.69W
Ruidoso 5.6 NNE              0.10 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.44N/105.61W

...Rio Arriba County...
6.9 ESE Cuba (SNOTEL)        0.20 in   0800 AM 02/29   36.00N/106.83W
Canon Plaza 4 E (Jarita Mesa 0.10 in   0916 AM 02/29   36.56N/106.10W

...Roosevelt County...
Elida 5.7 W                  0.35 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.96N/103.75W
Portales 2.0 N               0.28 in   0723 AM 02/29   34.21N/103.35W
12 SE Tolar                  0.10 in   0910 AM 02/29   34.30N/103.80W

...Socorro County...
Magdalena 2.4 SSE            0.20 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.08N/107.22W
Socorro 1.5 NE               0.17 in   0800 AM 02/29   34.07N/106.89W
Socorro 0.7 NW               0.16 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.06N/106.91W
Socorro 1.3 E                0.16 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.06N/106.88W
Socorro 1.9 NE               0.15 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.07N/106.88W
Socorro 0.4 NE               0.15 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.06N/106.90W
Magdalena 28.1 WSW           0.14 in   0700 AM 02/29   33.92N/107.67W
Socorro 1.4 N                0.14 in   0802 AM 02/29   34.08N/106.90W
Polvadera                    0.13 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.20N/106.92W
San Antonio 1 SW             0.13 in   0800 AM 02/29   33.90N/106.88W
Lemitar 0.7 NNE              0.12 in   0700 AM 02/29   34.17N/106.91W
Bosque Del Apache 1 NNE (Bos 0.11 in   0850 AM 02/29   33.82N/106.88W
Contreras 1 ESE (Sevilleta)  0.11 in   0911 AM 02/29   34.36N/106.69W
SEVILLETA NWR LTER SOCORRO 2 0.10 in   0915 AM 02/29   34.36N/106.89W

...Taos County...
2 WNW Angel Fire (SNOTEL)    0.10 in   0700 AM 02/29   36.41N/105.33W
11 ENE Taos (SNOTEL)         0.10 in   0700 AM 02/29   36.79N/105.24W
&&
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
937 AM MST Thu Feb 29 2024

...SNOWFALL REPORTS...

Location                     Amount    Time/Date       Lat/Lon

...New Mexico...

...Catron County...
6 ESE Mogollon               5.0 in    0237 AM 02/29   33.36N/108.70W
Datil 2.0 W                  1.5 in    0700 AM 02/29   34.14N/107.88W

...Chaves County...
2 NNW Roswell                2.0 in    0455 AM 02/29   33.39N/104.55W
Roswell 6.0 NNW              1.8 in    0600 AM 02/29   33.45N/104.56W
6 NNW Dunken                 1.5 in    0630 AM 02/29   32.89N/105.22W

...Curry County...
2 NW Clovis                  2.5 in    0718 AM 02/29   34.43N/103.22W
Melrose                      1.0 in    0624 AM 02/29   34.43N/103.63W

...Lincoln County...
Alto 7.4 W                   2.8 in    0700 AM 02/29   33.40N/105.79W
Ruidoso 5.6 NNE              1.5 in    0700 AM 02/29   33.44N/105.61W
Nogal 4.6 SSE                1.5 in    0700 AM 02/29   33.49N/105.69W
Ruidoso                      1.2 in    0919 AM 02/29   33.33N/105.69W

...Roosevelt County...
Elida 5.7 W                  4.0 in    0700 AM 02/29   33.96N/103.75W

...Socorro County...
Magdalena 2.4 SSE            1.4 in    0700 AM 02/29   34.08N/107.22W
&&
February 29, 2024.
Amanda Levario - ENMU In Roswell.
My daughter sent me this photo this morning.

Peak Wind Gusts Reported Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Tuesday was horrible in Southeastern New Mexico particularly in Chaves County.  The Roswell Airport ASOS clocked a peak wind gust of 72 mph. Other top peak wind gusts from around the state include:

San Augustin Pass 1.6 Miles East Of Organ, East Of Las Cruces 93 MPH.
Salinas Peak (WSMR) Northwest of Tularosa in The Northern Organ Mtn's 91 MPH. 

White Sands Missile Range - Main Post 78 MPH
10 Miles SSE Of Magalena 75 MPH
Tucumcari Airport ASOS 70 MPH
I-25 At Rowe 70 MPH

3 Cross Ranch PWS North Of Dunken - East Slopes Of The Sacramento Mtn's 67 MPH.
Nogal MesoNet Station North Of Ruidoso 67 MPH
The Bowl Raws North Of Guadalupe Peak 66 MPH
Tatum PWS 66 MPH
The Artesia Airport AWOS 61 MPH
The Dunken Raws 61 MPH



Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
852 PM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

...HIGHEST WIND GUST REPORTS OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS...

Location                     Speed     Time/Date

...New Mexico...

...Bernalillo County...
Albuquerque Intl Sunport     63 MPH    1152 AM 02/27
I-40 Sedillo Hill (NMDOT)    61 MPH    0420 PM 02/27
Albuquerque 7 NW             51 MPH    0129 PM 02/27
Albuquerque                  48 MPH    1155 AM 02/27
Double Eagle II Arpt         48 MPH    1247 PM 02/27
Cedro 4 WSW (Sandia Lab)     45 MPH    0153 PM 02/27
Ponderosa                    42 MPH    1052 AM 02/27
Albuquerque 6 NW             42 MPH    1220 PM 02/27

...Catron County...
Datil 11 NNE (Datil)         44 MPH    0211 PM 02/27
Old Horse Springs 19 SSE (Pe 43 MPH    1138 AM 02/27
Reserve 1 WSW                41 MPH    0208 PM 02/27
Beaverhead                   40 MPH    1208 PM 02/27

...Chaves County...
Roswell Air Center           72 MPH    0311 PM 02/27
Dunken 2 NE (Dunken)         61 MPH    1236 PM 02/27
Dexter                       60 MPH    0130 PM 02/27
Hagerman                     56 MPH    0135 PM 02/27
Bitter Lake WL Refuge 14 NNE 51 MPH    1037 AM 02/27
Roswell No. 1 Portable       49 MPH    1240 PM 02/27

...Cibola County...
I-40 At Sr6                  55 MPH    1044 AM 02/27
1 N New Laguna (Laguna)      54 MPH    1033 AM 02/27
El Morro 16 SSE (Malpais Lav 47 MPH    1025 AM 02/27
Grants-Milan Airport         43 MPH    0115 PM 02/27
19 SW Acoma Pueblo (Brushy M 40 MPH    0549 PM 02/27

...Colfax County...
Raton Crews Airport          61 MPH    0142 PM 02/27
Angel Fire Airport           53 MPH    0515 AM 02/27
Cimarron                     43 MPH    1120 AM 02/27
Raton                        42 MPH    1015 AM 02/27
Cimarron                     41 MPH    0855 AM 02/27

...Curry County...
Cannon Air Force Base        58 MPH    1124 AM 02/27
St. Vrain                    54 MPH    0355 PM 02/27
Clovis Muni Airport          51 MPH    1137 AM 02/27
Clovis Asc                   44 MPH    0200 PM 02/27

...De Baca County...
Canyon Blanco                59 MPH    1125 AM 02/27
Fort Sumner                  58 MPH    0528 PM 02/27
East Fort Sumner             57 MPH    0150 PM 02/27
South Ft Sumner              46 MPH    0310 PM 02/27
Yeso                         44 MPH    1000 AM 02/27
Fort Sumner Cornerstone Ranc 44 MPH    0105 PM 02/27

...Guadalupe County...
Se Vaughn                    67 MPH    1155 AM 02/27
Newkirk                      66 MPH    1020 AM 02/27
Thompson Cattle              60 MPH    1045 AM 02/27
Puerto De Luna 3.3e          59 MPH    0940 AM 02/27
Cuervo 3.5 NE (UPR)          58 MPH    1013 AM 02/27
Santa Rosa Airport           51 MPH    0210 PM 02/27
Vaughn 4 E (UPR)             50 MPH    1023 AM 02/27
Thompson Cattle              43 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Pastura 2 NE (UPR)           43 MPH    0327 PM 02/27
Newkirk                      42 MPH    1030 AM 02/27
San Ignacio 2 N              42 MPH    0105 PM 02/27
Santa Rosa 7 E (UPR)         41 MPH    1040 AM 02/27
Pecriv                       41 MPH    0136 PM 02/27
Santa Rosa 2 SW (UPR)        40 MPH    1253 PM 02/27

...Harding County...
Mosquero 9.5E                46 MPH    0845 AM 02/27
Mills 4 WSW (Mills Canyon)   43 MPH    0305 PM 02/27

...Lincoln County...
Pole 616 (WSMR)              69 MPH    0125 PM 02/27
Nogal                        67 MPH    0245 PM 02/27
Shist (WSMR)                 53 MPH    0940 PM 02/26
Sierra Blanca Rgnl Arpt      53 MPH    0755 AM 02/27
Roswell No. 2 Portable       51 MPH    0120 PM 02/27
Nogal 5 NW                   48 MPH    0230 PM 02/27
Oscura Range Camp (WSMR)     47 MPH    1225 PM 02/27
Oscuro 4 NE (UPR)            43 MPH    1036 AM 02/27
Carrizozo 1 WNW              43 MPH    0116 PM 02/27
Ancho 10 NE (UPR)            41 MPH    1155 AM 02/27
Carrizozo 1w                 41 MPH    0240 PM 02/27

...Los Alamos County...
Los Alamos 5 SSW (LANL)      50 MPH    0830 PM 02/27
Los Alamos 3 ESE (LANL)      49 MPH    0830 PM 02/27
Los Alamos Airport           48 MPH    0831 AM 02/27
Los Alamos 2 E               43 MPH    0755 AM 02/27

...McKinley County...
Gallup Airport               61 MPH    0924 AM 02/27
Zuni Pueblo 7 NW (Zuni Butte 40 MPH    0942 AM 02/27

...Mora County...
Jth Forestry Research Center 50 MPH    0725 AM 02/27
Bartley                      49 MPH    0404 PM 02/27

...Quay County...
Tucumcari Muni Airport       70 MPH    1248 PM 02/27
Tucumcari 9 NE  (UPR)        57 MPH    1239 PM 02/27
Endee 2 SW                   57 MPH    0229 PM 02/27
Montoya (UPR)                53 MPH    0214 PM 02/27
Logan                        51 MPH    1045 AM 02/27
Tucumcari Asc                49 MPH    1230 PM 02/27
Tucumcari 9 NE  (UPR)        46 MPH    0925 AM 02/27
Logan 2.2 SE (UPR)           46 MPH    0107 PM 02/27
Logan 12 NE (UPR)            45 MPH    0121 PM 02/27
House                        43 MPH    1245 PM 02/27

...Rio Arriba County...
Alcalde Asc                  50 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
Espanola 4 NW (Black Mesa)   44 MPH    0934 AM 02/27
East Rio Arriba Swcd         41 MPH    0600 AM 02/27
Coyote 7 SSW (Coyote)        40 MPH    0448 AM 02/27

...Roosevelt County...
Dora 2 SW                    62 MPH    0243 PM 02/27
Roosevelt Swcd               58 MPH    1030 AM 02/27
12 SE Tolar                  56 MPH    1140 AM 02/27
Tolar 13 SE (Melrose Range)  54 MPH    0214 PM 02/27
Dora                         48 MPH    1255 PM 02/27
Dora 2 SW                    40 MPH    0930 AM 02/27

...San Juan County...
Farmington Airport           53 MPH    1111 AM 02/27
San Juan Swcd                48 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
Bloomfield 4 E (UCC-AGNET)   40 MPH    1200 PM 02/27

...San Miguel County...
I-25 At Rowe                 70 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Las Vegas Muni Airport       68 MPH    0305 PM 02/27
Lower Colonias 5 E (Pecos)   51 MPH    1014 AM 02/27
Bell Ranch 11 ENE            50 MPH    1115 AM 02/27
Las Vegas Muni Airport       40 MPH    0653 AM 02/27

...Sandoval County...
Valles Caldera HQ (DRI)      58 MPH    0830 AM 02/27
Bernalillo 3 E               54 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Nmspa_port1                  51 MPH    0453 PM 02/27
Frijoles (Tower)             50 MPH    0308 AM 02/27
Rio Rancho                   49 MPH    1000 AM 02/27
Placitas 6 SE                46 MPH    0900 AM 02/27
San Antonio (DRI)            45 MPH    0920 AM 02/27
Rio Rancho 2 S               43 MPH    1007 AM 02/27
Cuba 9 SW (Cuba)             43 MPH    0441 PM 02/27
Uscrn Site At Valles Caldera 41 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Redondo (DRI)                41 MPH    0400 PM 02/27
Rio Rancho 2 SW              40 MPH    1011 AM 02/27

...Santa Fe County...
Santa Fe Muni Airport        61 MPH    0231 PM 02/27
I-25 At La Bajada            56 MPH    1210 PM 02/27
Glorieta                     55 MPH    0835 AM 02/27
Glorieta 6 WNW               53 MPH    0545 PM 02/27
Santa Fe 3 ENE               46 MPH    0238 PM 02/27
Santa Fe                     45 MPH    0430 PM 02/27
Edgewood                     44 MPH    0145 PM 02/27
Edgewood 4 ENE               44 MPH    0215 PM 02/27
Santa Fe 2 SSE               42 MPH    0155 PM 02/27
Santa Fe 7 SW                42 MPH    0330 PM 02/27
Lamy 5 NW                    41 MPH    1130 AM 02/27
Cerrillos                    41 MPH    1200 PM 02/27
I-25 At La Bajada            40 MPH    0940 AM 02/27

...Socorro County...
10 SSE Magdalena             75 MPH    0100 PM 02/27
Contreras 1 ESE (Sevilleta)  53 MPH    1111 AM 02/27
North Oscura Peak (WSMR)     53 MPH    0150 PM 02/27
Sulf (WSMR)                  49 MPH    1125 AM 02/27
Little Burro (WSMR)          49 MPH    1230 PM 02/27
Harry (WSMR)                 48 MPH    0310 PM 02/27
Zumwalt Track (WSMR)         47 MPH    1215 PM 02/27
Stallion Runway (WSMR)       47 MPH    0230 PM 02/27
Stallion WIT (WSMR)          47 MPH    0305 PM 02/27
Socorro Airport              45 MPH    1235 PM 02/27
Claunch                      44 MPH    0140 PM 02/27
Las Nutrias 1 WNW            44 MPH    0300 PM 02/27
Bosque Del Apache 1 NNE (Bos 42 MPH    1050 AM 02/27

...Taos County...
8 S Red River                69 MPH    0700 AM 02/27
Arroyo Seco 3 SW             54 MPH    1030 AM 02/27
Taos Muni Airport            52 MPH    1109 AM 02/27
Taos Swcd                    48 MPH    0150 PM 02/27
Taos Pueblo Raws             46 MPH    0213 PM 02/27
Taos                         45 MPH    0145 PM 02/27
Talpa 1 NE                   45 MPH    0218 PM 02/27
Lama 4 NW (Wild Rivers)      44 MPH    0749 AM 02/27

...Torrance County...
New Mexico I40 @ Us285 Site  70 MPH    1120 AM 02/27
Edgewood Swcd                64 MPH    0100 PM 02/27
Estancia 2 WSW               62 MPH    0109 PM 02/27
Moriarty Muni Airport        61 MPH    0115 PM 02/27
Duran 4 NE (UPR)             56 MPH    1119 AM 02/27
Abo 3 N                      51 MPH    0400 PM 02/27
1 W Mountainair (Mountainair 48 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
Estancia 7 SSW               47 MPH    1245 PM 02/27
Moriarty Muni Airport        45 MPH    0955 AM 02/27
Estancia                     45 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Duran 7 SW (UPR)             45 MPH    0110 PM 02/27
Estancia                     44 MPH    0335 PM 02/27
New Mexico I40 @ Us285 Site  41 MPH    0925 AM 02/27
Corona Range Lrc             41 MPH    0215 PM 02/27

...Union County...
Clayton Muni Airpark         67 MPH    1209 PM 02/27
Clayton Lrc                  65 MPH    0135 PM 02/27
Sw Clayton                   62 MPH    0105 PM 02/27
Amistad                      58 MPH    0950 AM 02/27
South Clayton                54 MPH    1120 AM 02/27
Clayton Muni Airpark         41 MPH    0955 AM 02/27

...Valencia County...
Belen Regional Airport       52 MPH    0215 PM 02/27
Tome 2 NNW                   48 MPH    1135 AM 02/27
Valencia Swcd                48 MPH    0225 PM 02/27
Los Lunas                    44 MPH    1210 PM 02/27
&&


Public Information Statement
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
823 PM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

...HIGHEST WIND REPORTS...

Location                     Speed     Time/Date

...New Mexico...

...Dona Ana County...
San Agustin Pass 1.6 E Organ 93 MPH    0335 PM 02/27
WSMR Main Post               78 MPH    0350 PM 02/27
Condron Field (WSMR)         66 MPH    1110 AM 02/27
Globe                        64 MPH    0340 PM 02/27
Cdrrc Camp Location          61 MPH    0950 AM 02/27
Delta Clipper                61 MPH    0935 AM 02/27
WSMR Apache                  60 MPH    0220 PM 02/27
WSMR Museum                  57 MPH    0345 PM 02/27
WSMR EMRE                    57 MPH    1225 PM 02/27
Msa Tower 13                 57 MPH    1015 AM 02/27
Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland  56 MPH    1005 AM 02/27
San Andres RAWS              56 MPH    1101 AM 02/27
WSMR Building 1830           56 MPH    0355 PM 02/27
WSMR Pony                    56 MPH    1035 AM 02/27
Brillo West                  56 MPH    0255 PM 02/27
Las Cruces AWOS              55 MPH    0335 PM 02/27
WSMR C-Station               55 MPH    1200 PM 02/27
WSMR Rad                     55 MPH    1225 PM 02/27
Dripping Springs RAWS        52 MPH    0326 PM 02/27
Las Cruces                   49 MPH    0315 PM 02/27
Santa Teresa NWS RSOIS       47 MPH    0145 PM 02/27
Las Cruces                   46 MPH    0330 PM 02/27
Butterfield Trail Ranch      43 MPH    0300 PM 02/27
Uscrn Site At Jornada Usda H 43 MPH    1100 AM 02/27
Las Cruces - N Fork LC Arroy 43 MPH    0314 PM 02/27
Las Cruces - S Fork LC Arroy 42 MPH    0400 PM 02/27
South Radium Springs         42 MPH    0950 AM 02/27
Las Cruces - Las Colinas     41 MPH    0358 PM 02/27
Organ (DACFC)                41 MPH    1259 PM 02/27
Dona Ana County Fairgrounds  40 MPH    0343 PM 02/27
Santa Teresa AWOS            40 MPH    1215 PM 02/27
Chaparral Fire Station (DACF 39 MPH    0114 PM 02/27
Las Cruces - High Ridge (DAC 39 MPH    0345 PM 02/27
Las Cruces - Tierra Grande ( 39 MPH    0330 PM 02/27
La Union                     38 MPH    0230 PM 02/27
Las Cruces - Little Dam Arro 38 MPH    0330 PM 02/27
Radium Springs               38 MPH    1045 AM 02/27
Las Cruces - East Mesa       37 MPH    0416 PM 02/27
Afton (DACFC)                36 MPH    0158 PM 02/27
Las Cruces                   36 MPH    1208 PM 02/27
High Valley (DACFC)          36 MPH    0130 PM 02/27
Rincon Community Center      36 MPH    0930 AM 02/27
Talavera (DACFC)             36 MPH    0315 PM 02/27
Las Cruces - Moreno Arroyo N 35 MPH    1238 PM 02/27
Santa Teresa Fire Station (D 35 MPH    0359 PM 02/27
Williams Ranch (DACFC)       35 MPH    0115 PM 02/27

...Grant County...
Grant County Airport AWOS    43 MPH    1155 AM 02/27
Hanover 5ENE                 38 MPH    0159 PM 02/27
Silver City - Mountain View  38 MPH    0346 PM 02/27
Burro Mountain RAWS          36 MPH    1159 AM 02/27
Pinos Altos                  35 MPH    0330 PM 02/27

...Hidalgo County...
Hachita Valley               47 MPH    0140 PM 02/27
Lordsburg Playa I10 MP9 (NMD 42 MPH    0240 PM 02/27
Lordsburg Playa I10 MP11 (NM 39 MPH    0410 PM 02/27
Lordsburg Playa I10 MP12 (NM 38 MPH    0420 PM 02/27
Lordsburg Playa I10 MP7 (NMD 38 MPH    0820 AM 02/27
1 SE Lordsburg               36 MPH    0444 PM 02/27
Lordsburg Playa I10 MP13 (NM 36 MPH    0140 PM 02/27

...Luna County...
Deming ASOS                  55 MPH    0250 PM 02/27
Mac Ranch                    38 MPH    0205 PM 02/27
Cooks Peak Fd                37 MPH    0245 PM 02/27
Josefita Rd Fd               37 MPH    0255 PM 02/27

...Otero County...
High Rolls                   54 MPH    0339 PM 02/27
McGregor Range RAWS          54 MPH    0337 PM 02/27
WSMR ABC-1                   54 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
Lc-35 North                  54 MPH    0350 PM 02/27
WSMR Tula                    53 MPH    0245 PM 02/27
WSMR Tula Airstrip           53 MPH    0335 PM 02/27
WSMR Frequency               52 MPH    1245 PM 02/27
Holloman AFB AWOS            49 MPH    0113 PM 02/27
Mescalero RAWS               49 MPH    0441 PM 02/27
WSMR LC-36                   49 MPH    0410 PM 02/27
Alamogordo AWOS              48 MPH    1255 PM 02/27
Orogrande Gate (WSMR)        48 MPH    0355 PM 02/27
Russ                         47 MPH    0155 PM 02/27
Malone                       46 MPH    0300 PM 02/27
Glover                       46 MPH    0220 PM 02/27
Carlsbad Portable No. 2      44 MPH    0354 PM 02/27
WSMR Rita                    43 MPH    0215 PM 02/27
Mayhill RAWS                 41 MPH    0301 PM 02/27
Weed - Dark Ridge Obs        38 MPH    1050 AM 02/27
MAYHILL                      37 MPH    0431 PM 02/27
Boky Ranch                   35 MPH    0255 PM 02/27

...Sierra County...
Salinas Peak (WSMR)          91 MPH    0835 AM 02/27
WSMR Denver WIT              66 MPH    0140 PM 02/27
T-or-C ASOS                  62 MPH    1210 PM 02/27
WSMR Alt Shist               60 MPH    1145 AM 02/27
WSMR Jallen Hawk 40          58 MPH    0135 PM 02/27
19 ESE Truth Or Consequences 54 MPH    1035 AM 02/27
WSMR Salt Creek              53 MPH    0235 PM 02/27
T Or C Golf Course           47 MPH    1155 AM 02/27
Hillsboro                    46 MPH    1116 AM 02/27
Spaceport America            46 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
WSMR Rob                     46 MPH    1205 PM 02/27
Arrey 2N                     42 MPH    0200 PM 02/27
Valhalla Orchards            39 MPH    0940 AM 02/27
Elephant Butte - Lakeshore H 38 MPH    1230 PM 02/27
Caballo Fd                   37 MPH    0100 PM 02/27
Kingston                     36 MPH    1120 AM 02/27

...Texas...

...El Paso County...
South Franklin Peak          62 MPH    1258 PM 02/27
El Paso International Airpor 47 MPH    0151 PM 02/27
El Paso NE - KB5HPT          41 MPH    0245 PM 02/27
Biggs Field AWOS             41 MPH    0155 PM 02/27
El Paso NE - K5IA            40 MPH    0543 PM 02/27

...Hudspeth County...
Dell City (TTU/WTM)          45 MPH    0348 PM 02/27
Sierra Blanca (TTU/WTM)      45 MPH    0531 PM 02/27

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.

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Wild Day With High Winds - Blowing Dust- High Fire Dangers - Near Blizzard Conditions Northern NM Mtns.

February 12, 2024.
US Hwy 70 12 Miles West Of Roswell, NM.




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Significant Widespread High Wind/Blowing Dust Event Today!

As of 7 AM MST this Tuesday morning just about every single county in New Mexico is under a High Wind Warning or a Wind Advisory. To say that today will be windy statewide is somewhat of an understatement. 

The polar jet and the subtropical jet streams will converge of the state today. Very strong winds aloft will mix downward with the daytime heating today. These winds may be tempered somewhat in some areas depending upon the amount of cloud cover. Nevertheless it is going to be very windy statewide. 

 At the surface strong leeside trough along with a tightening surface pressure gradient will occur as a cold front slides south and southeast through the area this afternoon and evening.

Westerly winds are forecast to gust up into the 60 to 75 mph range within the High Wind Warning areas. Westerly winds are forecast to gust up into the 50-60 mph range within the Wind Advisory areas.

This mornings NWS NDFD peak wind gust swatch forecast indicates peak gusts in the Guadalupe Pass area may be close to 100 mph today. A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County, and the Guadalupe and Davis Mountains of West Texas. West winds are forecast to become sustained at 40 to 60 mph with gusts near 85 mph. Higher gusts are possible.

High Wind Warnings remain in effect for today for Eddy, Lea, Culberson, Chaves, Lincoln, and Otero Counties. West winds are forecast to become sustained generally in the 35 to 45 mph range with gusts in the 65 to 75 mph range. Higher gusts are possible.  

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 8 PM MST this evening for the northern Sangre de Cristo and Tuscas Mountains. Heavy snow along with blowing and drifting snow will cause white conditions and near-blizzard conditions at times. Snowfall totals of 6" to 10" are forecast with 12" or more above 10,000'. Winds gusting up to 65 mph may cause some damage and aide in the production of blowing and drifting snow. Travel is discouraged in these areas. Travel may become impossible and life threatening n some areas.

Snowfall Wednesday into Thursday across the Sacramento Mountains currently is forecast to be a couple of inches or less generally above 7,000'. This may change.

Widespread Blowing Dust & Wind Damage!

A remote automated weather station located on Salinas Peak, northwest of Tularosa at 8,933' has already clocked a peak wind gust this morning of 86 mph. San Augustin Pass (5,902') located east of Las Cruces on US Hwy 70 has recorded a peak wind gust of 74 mph. A Dust Storm Advisory was issued for parts of Otero County yesterday afternoon and evening for blowing dust and blowing sand (from White Sands Natl Park). A repeat of that is possible today. 

Widespread blowing dust is expected to develop most of southern and southeastern New Mexico later today. Along with parts of West Texas. That is if,and that's a big if, the extensive mid and high level clouds don't prevent the stronger winds aloft from mixing down to the surface. 

Visibilities will be reduced in many areas below 1-3 miles. In our more dust prone locations sudden drops in the visibility down to zero with no warning will occur in the stronger wind gusts. This includes: Freshly plowed or cultivated farmlands, open and exposed fields and lots, and highway construction sites. 

Remember that we have had a long history of multi-vehicle accidents in blinding dust storms with injuries and fatalities. Some road closures are possible in some of these more dust prone areas. Travel upon north/south oriented roads and highways will become dangerous especially to high profile vehicles, semis, and campers.

Wind damage is possible in some areas today especially in those locations that experience gusts in excess of 60 mph. Power and utility lines may be blown down creating power outages in a few locations. Tree branches and trees may be blown down. Damage to homes with west facing windows, roofs, shingles, sheds, barns, and other outbuildings may also occur. Some west facing fences could be damaged or blown down. Watch out for those airborne trampolines and trash barrels flying down streets. 

Given the ongoing drought and extremely dry conditions combined with the high winds today any wildland, grass, or forest fire that may develop will have the ability to rapidly spread and grow! Should any of these fires break out along and near our local roads and highways then thick clouds of blinding smoke could also add to the travel hazards along with the blowing dust. 

A Cold Rain - Wet Snow Mix Wednesday Night Into Thursday?

A closed mid-upper level low located well southwest of San Diego will get dragged eastward and across the area Wednesday into Thursday. The forecast models are having fits with this storm. Last night the Canadian model gets pretty excited about producing a moderate to heavy wet snow event over the Sacramento, Capitan, and Guadalupe Mountains Wednesday night into Thursday. The ECMWF is less optimistic and the GFS model basically says no snow.

A cold front will slice southward through the region tonight dropping our daytime highs across the southeastern plains into the 50's on Wednesday. We may end up seeing a combination of a rain, snow mix Wednesday night into Thursday across Southeast New Mexico and parts of West Texas. Current forecasts indicate that less than an inch of snowfall will accumulate on mostly grassy surfaces due to the above normal ground and surface temps of recent days.

A lot is going with our local weather today into Thursday and no doubt there will be additional updates and changes in our local weather forecasts. So as always check my weather web page for all of the latest details. And thank you so much for doing so! Be safe all.


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High Winds/Blowing Dust/Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions!

A developing potent winter storm was located over the far southeastern Gulf of Alaska this Sunday morning. A closed mid-upper level low was located well west of Los Angeles. A mid-upper level longwave trough of low pressure will strengthen and swing southeast out of the Pacific Northwest and across the Rockies Monday into Wednesday. The southern portion of this trough will sweep across New Mexico on Tuesday as the closed low to our west gets absorbed into the trough.

At the surface a Pacific cold front will swing southeastward across New Mexico and the area Tuesday into Wednesday.

Strong mid-upper winds aloft will mix down to the surface across the area Monday and Tuesday. Aided by the tightening surface pressure gradient and much above normal temps. Winds at the 10,000' level (700 MB) are forecast to be in the 50 to 75 knot/58 to 86 mph range. Winds at the 500 MB level (18,000' MSL) are forecast to be around 95 knots/110 mph while at the jet stream level (250 MB's or 34,000' MSL) a 180 kinot/207 mph will be located over northern New Mexico Tuesday afternoon. 

Parts of New Mexico and parts of West Texas are already under High Wind Watches for Monday afternoon into Tuesday night. 

A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County and Culberson County in West Texas from 1 PM MST Monday afternoon through 5 AM MST Wednesday morning. West winds sustained at 40 to 60 mph with gusts near 80 mph are currently forecast. These gusts could be higher. 

A High Wind Watch is in effect for parts of southern and western New Mexico and Otero County including the southern Sacramento Mountains Monday evening through Tuesday evening. Currently west winds are forecast to become sustained at 30 to 40 mph with gusts near 65 mph. Higher gusts are possible.

A High Wind Watch is in effect for Chaves and Lincoln Counties as well as northeastern and eastern New Mexico Monday evening through Tuesday evening. West winds will become sustained at 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 65 to 70 mph. Higher gusts are possible.

A High Wind Watch is now in effect for Eddy, Lea, Culberson, and parts of West Texas Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. West winds are forecast to become sustained at 40 to 50 mph with gusts near 70 mph. Higher gusts are possible.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Tusas Mountains of northern New Mexico including the Chama area late tonight through Tuesday evening. New snowfall totals of 6" to 12" are forecast with peaks above 10,000' getting as much as 20". 

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are also in effect for many areas today through Monday due to very dry conditions, single digit relative humidity values, and strong winds. 

Additional watches, warnings and advisories will likely be issued by our local National Weather Service Offices (NWS) today and Monday. 

Areas of blowing dust are forecast to develop Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening. How extensive this will be depends upon how much the mid-high level cloud cover factors in. In other words, if our skies remain more on the cloudy side Monday and Tuesday, then the high winds and areas of blowing dust may be limited somewhat. If not, then the stronger wind gusts will prevail and the blowing dust will be more widespread.

 A widespread high wind and blowing dust event looks very possible on Tuesday. Any wildland or forest fires that develop will have the ability to rapidly spread and grow in the very dry conditions and high winds. 

Travel on north/south oriented roads and highways will be dangerous due to the crosswinds during the strongest winds and gusts.

Current model forecasts indicate that westerly winds across Eddy County may become sustained Monday evening through Tuesday evening in the 30 to 50 mph range with gusts in the 65 to 75 mph range. Higher gusts are possible.

Localized power issues/outages may be a problem in some areas especially if power and utility lines are blown down. Tree limbs and trees could also be blown down. Damage to roofs, homes, west facing windows, fences, as well as sheds, barns, and other outbuildings may occur. Irrigation sprinkler systems may also be damaged or destroyed. Especially in those areas that see wind gusts of 65 mph and higher.

Sudden drops in the visibility down to zero will occur during the strongest wind gusts. Especially in our dust prone areas such as freshly plowed, cultivated or exposed farmlands, fields, lots, and highway construction sites. Blinding dust storms creating brownout conditions especially on Tuesday may cause some roads and highways to be closed. 

The higher elevations of the Sacramento Mountains (generally 8,000' and higher) has a slight chance for snow shoers Tuesday into Tuesday night. Current forecast models indicate an inch or less of snowfall. Ski Apache could see a little more than this. Another chance for light snow again Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Please check my weather web page often for the latest updates on forecasts, watches, warnings, advisories, and current conditions. 



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