Yesterday was sunny, mild, and had some light winds. There were a few cumulus clouds by the afternoon and evening hours.
This morning has been mostly sunny, cold and still.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 62 F. The winds will be calm, becoming west at 5 mph in the afternoon. This evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature of 38 F. The winds will be from the west at 5-15 mph, becoming east after midnight.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 67 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph. This evening will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 37 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 60 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph. This evening will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 35 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph, becoming north after midnight.
The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook concerning the potential for some snow and icy conditions in the northern part of the state, particularly at higher elevations.
The visible satellite imagery is unavailable at this time. The enhanced infrared imagery shows a few scattered clouds, particularly over the northern half of the state.
The 12Z upper air sounding from Albuquerque shows a humid atmosphere with a nearly-saturated layer from 650 mb to 600 mb. There was 0.38 inches of precipitable water in the column. There was no Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE) and no Convective Inhibition (CINH). The Lifted Condensation Level (LCL) was 1128 m. There was no thermal inversion near the surface, and the 0-3 km average lapse rate was 6.4 C/km. The hodograph shows the low-level shear is 11 kts (due mostly to directional changes), and the deep layer shear is 38 kts (due mostly to speed changes).
The surface observations chart (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) shows cold temperatures and high humidity this morning. The skies are mostly clear (according to the sensors) and the winds are light and variable.
The surface pressure chart (from the SPC Mesoscale Analysis Map) shows that we are under no strong pressure systems or gradients. The RAP shows this trend will continue for at least the next six hours.
The NAM 250 mb chart shows very strong, zonal flow over the state today.
The NAM 850 mb chart shows no strong thermal advection over the state today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.
The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is possible this afternoon, with a few thunderstorms in the northeastern corner of the state this afternoon.
The HRRR predicts that the high temperatures for the middle Rio Grande River Valley will peak in the mid 60s F today.
The HRRR shows that the dewpoints will be in the upper 20s F all day.
The HRRR shows gusty winds are unlikely today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.
The HRRR predicts that the skies will begin to cloud up this evening.
Today is going to be mild, still and sunny. It should be a nice day! I’ll do some driving with the windows down this afternoon.
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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