Forecast Details for Lake Arthur, NM

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Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered sprinkles after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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Stratus clouds are similar to altostratus clouds, but form at a lower altitude and are identified by their fog-like appearance, lacking the distinguishing features of most clouds.

Stratus clouds are wider than most clouds, and their base has a smooth, uniform look which is lighter in color than a nimbostratus cloud. The presence of a stratus cloud indicates the possibility of minor precipitation, such as drizzle, but heavier precipitation does not typically arrive in the form of a stratus cloud.

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