Weather Alerts for New Mexico

Recent Locations: Ruidoso, NM  

1. High Wind Warning for: Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County

2. High Wind Watch for: Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County

3. Special Weather Statement for: Central Tularosa Basin; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Eastern Black Range Foothills; Lowlands of the Bootheel; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; Sierra County Lakes; Southern Gila Foothills, Mimbres Valley; Southern Gila Highlands, Black Range; Southwest Desert, Lower Gila River Valley; Southwest Desert, Mimbres Basin; Uplands of the Bootheel; Upper Gila River Valley; West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

4. Wind Advisory for: Eddy County Plains

5. Wind Advisory for: Otero Mesa; Southern Tularosa Basin

6. Winter Weather Advisory for: Chuska Mountains; Espanola Valley; Far Northwest Highlands; Jemez Mountains; Northwest Plateau; Tusas Mountains Including Chama

7. Winter Weather Advisory for: Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Upper Rio Grande Valley

8. Winter Weather Advisory for: Southwest Mountains

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Weather Topic: What is Condensation?

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Condensation Next Topic: Contrails

Condensation is the process which creates clouds, and therefore it is a crucial process in the water cycle. Condensation is the change of matter from a state of gas into a state of liquid, and it happens because water molecules release heat into the atmosphere and become organized into a more closely packed structure, what we might see as water droplets.

Water is always present in the air around us as a vapor, but it's too small for us to see. When water undergoes the process of condensation it becomes organized into visible water droplets. You've probably seen condensation happen before on the surface of a cold drink!

Next Topic: Contrails

Weather Topic: What are Cumulonimbus Clouds?

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Cumulonimbus Clouds Next Topic: Cumulus Clouds

The final form taken by a growing cumulus cloud is the cumulonimbus cloud, which is very tall and dense. The tower of a cumulonimbus cloud can soar 23 km into the atmosphere, although most commonly they stop growing at an altitude of 6 km.

Even small cumulonimbus clouds appear very large in comparison to other cloud types. They can signal the approach of stormy weather, such as thunderstorms or blizzards.

Next Topic: Cumulus Clouds