A Sign of the Drought

June 16th, 2013 at 5:09 pm by under Weather

Sunday featured interesting weather across New Mexico. While the number of severe storms was dramatically down from Friday and Saturday, the metro saw a haboob during the afternoon hours. As a storm setup to the west of the city, and another to the south, the gusty winds rushing out of the storms pushed the dirt from the parched surface to create an impressive dust cloud over the city.

The upcoming workweek will feature quieter weather, with fewer and fewer storms through Monday and Tuesday. As the moisture starts to dwindle, the heat will crank back up. By midweek, the metro will reach the mid to upper 90s while the southeast will again reach the low 100s. Unfortunately, the news doesn’t get much better for the efforts against the wildfires across the state as winds pick up toward the end of the workweek.

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