Heavy Snow for the Northern Rockies & Northern Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

A storm system will bring heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains this weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions over parts of California and the Four Corners region. A cold front in the East will bring scattered showers and storms with cool temperatures for the Northeast. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Artesia Municipal Airport (KATS)

Lat: 32.85°NLon: 104.46°WElev: 3514ft.

Fair

75°F

24°C

Humidity 27%
Wind Speed SW 20 G 25 mph
Barometer 29.89 in
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 24 Oct 8:15 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles WSW Lakewood NM

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 59 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 37 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain after noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind 10 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 43 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of rain or freezing rain before midnight, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet.  Cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 23 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Freezing rain likely before noon, then rain likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Freezing Rain
    Likely then
    Rain Likely

    High: 34 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of rain or freezing rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance
    Rain/Freezing
    Rain

    Low: 26 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

    Slight Chance
    Wintry Mix
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 50 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 31 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday
A chance of showers before noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of rain or freezing rain before midnight, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday
Freezing rain likely before noon, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain or freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday
A slight chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 60.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 73.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles WSW Lakewood NM
 32.61°N 104.41°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
4:17 pm MDT Oct 24, 2020
8pm MDT Oct 24, 2020-6pm MDT Oct 31, 2020
 
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