October at the Sev was certainly warmer and generally drier than
normal. Daytime highs saw over 2/3 of the days running warmer than
normal across the refuge. Many days had a met station with a daytime
high well into the 80's. Oct. 6 had a daily maximum temperature of 88
F, setting a new daily high temperature record. Overall,the daily
daytime average highs ran about 2.3 degrees F warmer that normal.
September weather news from the Sevilleta paled in comparison with that from other
places around the country, particularly in comparison to TX, FL and
the Caribbean. - more below.
The September, Sevilleta weather story was a tale of warm and dry early and cool
and moist by the end of the month. Average daily high temperatures
ran above and or well above normal for the first 23 days of Sep. Then
August finally brought some cooler temperatures to the refuge . Average daily
high temperature, average night time lows and daily average
temperatures all ran slightly below normal for August. There were
actually 3 days with new daily record low temperatures.
July turned out to be a relatively average month in regards to both
temperature and precipitation . Temperatures during the first 2 weeks
of the month mostly ran above normal for daytime high temperatures but then the last
portion of the month ran only slightly warmer or slightly cooler for the entire period.
Average day time high temperatures ran almost 1 degree F higher than normal but average night
June started out a little cooler than normal but than popped up into
the warmer than normal range for much of the early half of June.
There was an 8-day period from Jun 17 til Jun 24 with temperatures
exceeding the 100 degree F mark somewhere on the refuge. Four of these
were new daily highs. Temperatures dropped back down during the last
eight days of the month which is usually the very hottest time of
Okay, we have a winner!
To: All LTER'ers July 3, 2017
From: Met Central
Subject: 2017 Monsoon Predictions
Some convective storms have strafed portions of the Sevillita on both
Saturday and Sunday with one of the stations on the north edge of the
west side getting 13.5 mm. A real monsoon type weather pattern is
predicted by the end of the week.
2017 Monsoon Contest - 20th Annual
While May started out running a little warmer than normal, there were
periods throughout the month when temperatures ran well below normal
as well and ended the month with a cool stretch of days There have
been some years when there have been century breaking temperatures as
early as the 18th of May but this year there were only 3 days that had
high temperatures exceeding the 90 degree F mark. There were actually
The good news was that temperatures on the Sevilleta finally backed
off a bit in April, particularly at the end of the month.
While the month started on a cool note temperatures did run at or
above normal for much of the middle portion of the month. Then the
month ended on a decidedly cool note with the daily average high
temperature on the 28th actually came in only slightly above the
average daily low temperature for that date. Snow coated the ground