New Mexico Weather: 11/11/17

Yesterday was sunny, warm and still in Socorro.  It was a really nice day, once again.  It did turn cool, but not as cold as previous evenings.

This morning has been mostly sunny, cold, and still.  There were some high clouds over Rio Rancho this morning.

National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque forecasts (for Socorro) a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 75 F.  The winds will be from the southeast at 5 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon.  This evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature of 40 F. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque forecasts (for Magdalena) a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 69 F. The winds will be from the west at 5-10 mph.  This evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature of 34 F. Winds will be from the west at 5 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque forecasts (for Rio Rancho) a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 69 F.  The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.   This evening will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 38 F. Winds will be from the north at 5 mph.

The visible satellite imagery shows fog over the eastern plains of New Mexico, and light clouds over most of the state this morning.

The infrared satellite imagery shows that there are few patches of thicker clouds, but most are thin.

The water vapor imagery shows that there is nearly uniform moisture, with the exception of a few patches of thicker clouds.

The SPC website is down right now, so I have no soundings or current/RAP mesoscale charts.

Synoptically speaking, the 300 mb NAM chart (from Unisys) shows light, zonal flow over the state this morning.

The 500 mb NAM chart shows no strong vorticity advection over the state today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The 700 mb NAM chart is unavailable at this time.

The 850 mb NAM chart shows no strong thermal advection over the state today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Precipitation chart shows that precipitation is unlikely today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

I’m not sure why the SPC page is down.  I do expect the clouds to increase today, just by looking at the ample moisture and the pattern upstream.  Other than that, I see no strong frontal boundaries, rapidly-rising air or troughs that would be a concern.

Thank you for reading my post.

The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The forecasted upper air soundings are from TwisterData.com.
The surface observation and upper level charts are from Unisys Weather.
The satellite data is from College of DuPage – SATRAD

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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