Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A significant winter storm continues to impact much of the West with heavy mountain snow and widespread damaging winds, including dangerous, blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada. In the Central and Southern High Plains, an expansive area of warm, dry, and windy conditions is leading to a large area of elevated to high-end critical fire-weather conditions. Read More >

Current conditions at

Carlsbad, Cavern City Air Terminal Airport (KCNM)

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

Fair

65°F

18°C

Humidity 14%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 29.83 in (1005.3 mb)
Dewpoint 14°F (-10°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 3 Mar 2:53 am MST
Extended Forecast for

19 Miles ENE Salt Flat TX

High Wind Warning until March 3, 06:00pm
Red Flag Warning March 3, 11:00am until March 3, 07:00pm
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High Wind Warning
Red Flag Warning
  •  
    High Wind Warning until March 3, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sun

    High Wind Warning

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 52. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 50 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Damaging
    Winds

    Low: 52 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Areas of blowing dust after 11am. Sunny, with a high near 65. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 45 to 55 mph decreasing to 35 to 45 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 75 mph.

    Areas Blowing
    Dust and
    Damaging
    Winds

    High: 65 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 35 to 40 mph increasing to 40 to 45 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Damaging
    Winds

    Low: 48 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

    Sunny and
    Windy

    High: 64 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

    Sunny

    High: 64 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 47 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 52. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 50 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph.
Sunday
Areas of blowing dust after 11am. Sunny, with a high near 65. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 45 to 55 mph decreasing to 35 to 45 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 75 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 35 to 40 mph increasing to 40 to 45 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 64. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 64.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Breezy.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 57.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
19 Miles ENE Salt Flat TX
 31.9°N 104.81°W (Elev. 5817 ft)
2:46 am CST Mar 3, 2024
4am CST Mar 3, 2024-6pm CST Mar 9, 2024
 
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