Central New Mexico Weather: 1/7/19

I am writing part of this post the night before, 1/6/19, as I will be on the road early tomorrow to go to work.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 44 F.  Winds will be from the west at 5-10 mph.  Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 24 F.  Winds will be from the northwest at 5 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a sunny day with a high temperature of 49 F.  The winds will be from the north at 5 mph.  Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 25  F.  The winds will be from the north at 5 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a partly cloudy day, with a high temperature of 47 F.  The winds will be from the west at 5-10 mph.  This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 25 F.  The winds will be from the west at 5 mph.

The 00Z upper air sounding from Albuquerque shows a humid atmosphere.  There was 0.38 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 252 m.  There was no thermal inversion near the surface, and the 0-3 km average lapse rate was 5.7 C/km.  The hodograph shows that there was 35 kts low-level shear (due mostly to directional changes) and 105 kts deep-layer shear (due mostly to  speed changes).

The NAM 250 mb chart shows that there will be light, zonal flow over the state today.

The NAM 850 mb chart shows no significant thermal advection.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is unlikely.  This chart 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 40s F.

The HRRR shows that the the dewpoints will be in the 20s F all day.

The HRRR shows strong wind gusts are possible today, particularly along the mountain ridges.

The HRRR shows that skies will remain clear all day.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

It looks like a sunny, clear, cool and still day 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

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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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