New Mexico Weather: 11/26/17

Yesterday was mostly sunny, mild and still in the Rio Grande River Valley.  The evening was clear, cool, and still.  We visited the River of Lights festival where the Albuquerque Bio Park was decorated with Christmas Lights.

This morning has been mild, still and mostly sunny.

National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque forecasts (for Socorro) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 72 F.  The winds will be from the northeast at 5 mph, becoming south in the afternoon.  This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 37 F. Winds will be from the south at 5 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque forecasts (for Magdalena) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 69 F. The winds will be from the northwest at 10 mph.  This evening will be clear, with a low temperature of 38 F. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque forecasts (for Rio Rancho) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 70 F.  The winds will be calm.   This evening will be clear, with a low temperature of 39 F. Winds will be calm.

The visible satellite imagery shows no clouds over the state this morning.  This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The infrared satellite imagery shows no clouds over the state this morning.  This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The water vapor imagery shows deeper moisture in the northern half of the state, as compared to the southern half.

The 12Z sounding from Albuquerque shows a relatively dry atmosphere.  There was 0.25 inches of precipitable water present in the column this morning.  There was no Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) and no Convective Inhibition (CINH) present.  There was a thick thermal inversion near the surface, and the 0-3 km average lapse rate was 2.8 C/km.

The hodograph shows that there was 14 kt of low-level shear (due mostly to speed changes) and 31 kts of deep-layer shear (due mostly to speed changes).

The surface observations (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) show mild temperatures and low humidity, (based on the surface dewpoint depressions).  The winds are light, and the skies are clear.

The surface pressure chart shows high pressure near the Four Corners area, and a light pressure gradient radiating in all directions from this high pressure.  The RAP shows that the pressure and the gradient will decrease over the next six hours.

Synoptically speaking, the 300 mb NAM chart (from Unisys) shows light northwesterly flow.  There is virtually no flow aloft over much of the state by 00 Z.

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 shows no strong pockets of rapidly-rising air over the state today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The 850 mb NAM chart shows strong 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.

Today will be sunny, warm and still.  Today will be another beautiful day in the Rio Grande River Valley.

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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