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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Carlsbad, Cavern City Air Terminal Airport (KCNM)

Lat: 32.34°NLon: 104.26°WElev: 3294ft.

Fair

76°F

24°C

Humidity 60%
Wind Speed E 8 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1013.5 mb)
Dewpoint 61°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 28 Aug 11:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles SSW Lakewood NM

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 68 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 66 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 96 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 96 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Tuesday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles SSW Lakewood NM
 32.54°N 104.38°W (Elev. 3255 ft)
4:16 pm MDT Aug 28, 2015
12am MDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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