Significant Flood Threat Continues For South-Central U.S.

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for large part of the ArkLaTex. Today's concern extends from the Louisiana and extreme Upper Texas Gulf Coast to northeastern Texas and southeastern Oklahoma before shifting to all of eastern Texas on Wednesday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Raton Municipal - Crews Field Airport (KRTN)

Lat: 36.74°NLon: 104.5°WElev: 6354ft.

Overcast

52°F

11°C

Humidity 64%
Wind Speed NE 16 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1010.7 mb)
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill47°F (8°C)
Last update 18 May 5:53 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles SSW Des Moines NM

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Severe
    Thunderstorms
    then Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 38 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 56 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 68 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a south wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Breezy.
    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 50 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    High: 66 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Breezy

    Low: 51 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely and
    Breezy

    High: 61 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely and
    Breezy

    Low: 49 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
A slight chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a south wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy.
Friday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Breezy.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Breezy.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles SSW Des Moines NM
 36.69°N 103.87°W (Elev. 8064 ft)
3:32 pm MDT May 18, 2021
6pm MDT May 18, 2021-6pm MDT May 25, 2021
 
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