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It's been a busy day so I'm not getting to posting until late. Based on a look at the end of the day at Airnow the AQI in the region remained in the good (green) category all day. The Anthony NMED station saw some realtively high PM this evening along with low winds. The interesting part is that the Sunland Park stations didn't see a low wind event which they tend to be similar but less intense in Anthony.
The map below shows areas without precipitation this month through today. The darkest red regions are those below 5 percent of normal. Most of southern Dona Ana., central Catron and the southern tip of Lea county are in this category. For example our 1981-2010 normal October precipitation at NMSU is 0.94 inches. So far we have measured 0.05 inches at the station this month giving us about 5.3% of normal precipitation.