Long Range Forecasting: 4/11/17-4/18/17

It is time to look ahead at the long range forecast, as told by the GFS model.

There will be some overnight storms and precipitation in the central part of the state.  Storms will continue east into the morning hours.  After that, the weather will settle down and be pleasant for the remainder of the week.  There is a chance of precipitation for the eastern part of the state on Sunday and Monday, but dry conditions will prevail over most of the state this week.

The 300 mb GFS charts show zonal flow, if any flow at all.  Many of the charts look like this one, with very weak flow.  No major troughs or ridges are expected over the next week.

The 850 mb GFS charts show no major thermal advection, warm or cold.  In other words, no strong frontal boundaries are expected over the next week.  These charts have been excluded from this week’s post.

The Precipitation charts show that our largest threat for rainy weather will be over the next 24 hours and then again next Monday, but only for the eastern part of the state.

New Mexico will be dry, clear, and seasonably warm over the next week. Enjoy the nice weather!

Thank you for reading my post.

GFS Model Data is from Unisys Weather

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About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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