Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Strong Cold Front On Its Way South To SE NM.

Forecast Position Of The Cold Front At 6 AM Wed.
Forecast Position Of The Cold Front At Noon Wed.

High Winds & Blowing Dust Arrive With The Cold Front Wed Morning.

A fast moving cold front will bring about a dramatic change in our local weather Wednesday morning. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80's this afternoon will come to an abrupt halt tomorrow, as yet another strong cold front enters SE NM. Highs tomorrow will struggle to get much above 60-degrees.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for Lea County for Wednesday starting at noon and continuing until 5 PM MDT. Northwest winds accompanying the frontal passage will become sustained at around 25-35 mph with gusts to near 50 mph.

 Similar conditions will exist across the rest of SE NM Wednesday morning as the cold front roars southward. I will not be surprised to see additional Wind Advisories issued for the other parts of the local area for tomorrow.

Areas of blowing dust will develop along and behind the cold front tomorrow morning. Visibilities in some locations may rapidly drop down to less than 2 miles. Some locations near open fields, exposed or freshly plowed farmlands, open lots, and construction sites may even experience visibility drops down to less than one mile with little to no advanced warning.

A Freeze Watch has been issued for Lea and Eddy Counties for late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Overnight low temperatures by Thursday morning are expected to dip down into the mid-upper 20's. A killing freeze is expected in these areas by Thursday morning.

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Unseasonably Warm Today.

Today will once again be unseasonably warm with our
afternoon highs in the mid-upper 80's. A few locations
may tie or break their record high temps for today.
A strong but dry cold front is forecast to enter SE NM
between sunrise and noon tomorrow. Strong gusty
northerly winds will accompany the frontal passage.
Areas of blowing dust may develop in some spots.
High temps on Wed are forecast to be in the low 60's.

Oct 31st - Nov 4th Is Winter Weather Awareness Week In NM.

Local Climate Data For Nov 1st-
(New 30-Year Normal's 1981-2010)

Roswell-

Normal High/Low 70/40
Record High 85 in 1994
Record Low 22 in 1972

Artesia-

Normal High/Low 72/37
Record High 88 1950
Record Low 18 1991

Carlsbad Climate-

Normal High/Low 73/42
Record High 91 1916
Record Low 26 1991+

Carlsbad Airport-

Normal High/Low 73/42
Record High 89 1952
Record Low 23 1991

Tatum-

Normal High/Low 70/36
Record High 86 1937
Record Low 15 1972

Hobbs-

Normal High/Low 72/44
Record High 88 1952
Record Low 25 1972

(+) Recorded in earlier years also.

Temperature Data Is Courtesy Of-

Midland NWS Climate Page
El Paso NWS Climate Page
Albuquerque NWS Climate Page

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