Rio Rancho, NM, to San Diego, CA

Yesterday was cool, mostly sunny and still.

This morning has been cool, mostly cloudy and still.

Today, I will catch a morning flight from Albuquerque, NM, to San Diego, CA, just in time to miss the winter storm approaching New Mexico.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly cloudy day, with a high temperature of 45 F.  The winds will be from the southeast at 5 mph.

The NWS in Pittsburgh, PA, forecasts (for San Diego, CA) a cloudy day, with a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high temperature of 64 F.  Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph, and becoming south in the afternoon.  This evening will be cloudy, with a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a low temperature of 55 F.  Winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph.

The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows that there may be some strong storms this afternoon and evening, with heavy rain as the primary threat.

The Aviation Weather Center shows some turbulence along the route, due to the convection in the approaching winter storm.

I will post from San Diego tomorrow.

Thank you for reading my post.

Sources:
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
The aviation data and forecasts are from the Aviation Weather Center

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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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