Yesterday was sunny, warm and still. It was a beautiful day!
This morning has been mild and still, with high cirrus clouds. Sunrise was pretty this morning, even though I couldn’t get away from the power lines to take a photo:
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature near 90 F. Winds will be from the northeast at 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, and a low temperature of 63 F. Winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph, becoming east after midnight.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature near 93 F. The winds will be from the northwest at 5-10 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 65 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 86 F. The winds will be from the west at 5-10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon. This evening will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 60 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph, becoming southwest by midnight.
The visible satellite imagery shows a thin, high blanket of clouds over the southeastern corner of the state.
The 12Z upper air sounding from Albuquerque shows that the atmosphere has dried out significantly, as compared to last week. There was 0.48 inches of precipitable water present in the column. There was no Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) and no Convective Inhibition (CINH). The Lifted Condensation Level (LCL) was 2295 m. There was a moderate thermal inversion near the surface, and the 0-3 km average lapse rate was 5.9 C/km.
The hodograph shows that there was 6 kts low-level shear (due mostly to directional changes) and 21 kts deep-layer shear (due mostly to speed changes).
The surface observations (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) show mild temperatures and moderate humidity (based on the surface dewpoint depressions). The skies are clear, except for two stations in the east, and the winds are light and variable.
The surface pressure chart shows no strong pressure systems or gradients over the state this morning. The RAP shows that thermal low pressure is expected to develop over the eastern half of the state within the next six hours. No strong pressure gradients are expected with this thermal low.
The NAM 250 mb chart shows zonal flow over the state today.
The NAM 850mb chart shows no strong thermal advection over the state today. This image has been excluded from today’s post.
The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is unlikely. This image has been excluded from today’s post.
The HRRR predicts that the high temperatures for the Rio Grande River Valley will peak around 22 Z, reaching into the mid-90’s F.
The HRRR shows that the Albuquerque Metro area will remain dry today, with dewpoints only reaching into the mid 30’s. The dryline will remain well east of the I-25 corridor.
The HRRR shows no strong wind gusts today. This image has been excluded from today’s post.
The HRRR shows that cloud cover will be light today. This image has been excluded from today’s post.
Today will be warm, sunny, and dry. I am a little done with the humid weather anyhow.
Thank you for reading my post.
The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD