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Roswell sets record temperatures Wednesday


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Roswell broke two weather records on Wednesday, as a cold front brought rain and cool temperatures to the region this week.

Wednesday’s low of 42 degrees broke the record for Sept. 9 of 51 degrees set in 2004, Daniel Porter, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said.

The temperature climbed only 5 degrees for a high of 47, which set a record for the coldest high temperature for the date.

“The old record was 69 and we shattered that,” he said. That record was from Sept. 9, 1976.

Porter also noted Wednesday’s high temperature was four degrees colder than the previous record low of 51.

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“That kind of puts that in perspective a little bit,” he said.

Wednesday’s high was 41 degrees below the normal temperature of 88 for Sept. 9, according to NWS data. The record high for Sept. 9 is 101, set in 1979 and met in 1992.

Wednesday’s precipitation was 0.02 inch. For the year, Roswell has had 5.31 inches of precipitation, which is 4.12 inches below normal.

Temperatures will gradually become closer to average next week, Porter said.

The weekend will see temperatures just slightly below normal.

“It looks like the middle portion of next week, temperatures may climb just a smidgen above normal but nothing anywhere close to record,” Porter said.

High temperatures are expected in the mid- to upper 80s Saturday through Wednesday, with a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms Sunday through Monday.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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