We saw another round of thunderstorms across the study region today. At the NMSU campus Coop station we have received 2.88 inches of precipitation so far this year (excluding rain that fell this afternoon). By the end of August the normal year to date precipitation is 6.24 inches.Our normal August amount is 2.22 inches. So far we are at 0.44 inches and climbing.
Most of southwest NM was covered in clouds by the afternoon and a few locations received more than an inch. Below is an estimate of rain fall from today's storms. Accuracy from this product tends to fall off in the western counties due to the distance from the Santa Teresa radar but looks like the bootheel and adjacent land in northwest Chihuahua received rain today.
We saw some downpours on the East Mesa of Las Cruces this afternoon.
Outflow winds created some wind blown dust in southern Dona Ana county and in the Paso del Norte today. Hourly PM10 at the NMED Chaparral station peaked at 473 µg/m3 at 3 pm with winds gusts to 15 m/s. Based on the NWS forecasts, moisture will continue to flow in from the southeast and thunderstorms are likely tomorrow.