We were planning on leaving Wednesday morning for Van Horn and I checked the weather there. WOW!!!!!! Here is the forecast for today and tomorrow isn't that much better. Guess we will see more of Deming if the dust storm clears up a little.
Those wind speeds shown above are real with 59mph wind and gusts of 74mph. The forecast is for gusts up to 85mph tonight. Thank God we have Weather Underground on the computer and can check the weather ahead.
At least we are Escapee Club members and the nightly rate here is only $20/night for a full hookup. Plus we get good reception on the Dish network. Life is good.
I still have some more updates for the last couple weeks and will go back to them shortly. In the meantime here is our weather statement from Deming, NM.
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio
Watches & Warnings
Blowing Dust Advisory, High Wind Warning
Issued: 2:10 AM MDT Apr. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service
... Blowing dust advisory in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this evening... ... High Wind Warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening... The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has issued a blowing dust advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this evening. * Timing... winds will increase late this morning with maximum winds occurring between 1 PM and 7 PM. * Winds... west winds will have sustained speeds near 40 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph. * Visibility... blowing dust will reduce the visibility to less than a mile across many locations with the visibility under a half mile over a few areas including along Interstate 10 between El Paso and Las Cruces and also around Deming and Lordsburg. * Impacts... blowing dust will reduce the visibility to less than a mile over many locations causing dangerous driving conditions. The winds may also cause property and even building damage and blow down trees and power lines over a few areas. The combination of strong winds... warm temperatures and low humidity will cause critical fire weather conditions. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. A blowing dust advisory means that blowing dust will restrict visibilities. Travelers are urged to use caution.