October 6, 2012: Dramatic Change to Colder Across Eastern New Mexico

 
A powerful cold front blasted into Eastern New Mexico late on the 5th into the 6th. Low clouds, patchy dense fog and spotty drizzle followed the front, along with much colder temperatures. The visibile satellite image below reveals the extent of the low clouds across the east.  The image was taken at 1115 am.
 
 
 
The two images below show the surface temperatures at 6pm on the 5th versus 6pm on the 6th, showing just how much colder it was on the 6th. 
 

 

 

October 12, 2012: Severe Weather Across Eastern New Mexico

 
A potent storm system crossed the Four Corners Region on the 12th, bringing high winds and large hail to portions of the eastern half of New Mexico. Severe weather was even reported during the early morning hours of the 12th, including Artesia, where up to golf ball size hail was reported. The photo below shows extensive hail accumulation in Los Alamos. Click here for a summary of the severe weather reports on the 12th.
 

photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Daily Post


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