Anaheim, CA, to Rio Rancho, NM, Weather: 7/25/19

I’ve been really bad about posting in California. I never did get into a routine.  Now, I’m headed back.  I’ve stopped in Ontario, CA, for breakfast and am posting from there.

It is currently warm, humid and mostly cloudy in Ontario, CA.

The NWS in San Diego, CA, forecasts (for Anaheim, CA) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 89 F.  The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly cloudy evening, with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low temperature of 67 F. Winds will be from the west at 5-10 mph, becoming northeast after midnight.

The visible satellite imagery shows that I will be driving out of the stratus deck and into a more convective environment, with cumulus clouds already forming.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Mesoscale Analysis chart shows the current surface conditions as hot, humid and still across my entire travel route.  The sensors are currently showing clear skies.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis chart shows there are no strong surface pressure systems or gradients, and none are expected to develop over the next six hours.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is possible, though isolated along my travel route.

The Nested NAM predicts that the high temperatures along my travel route will peak in the low 100s F.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will reach into the 60s F.  Gross.  It’s more humid in Las Vegas, NV than it is in Roswell, NM.

The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are unlikely along my travel route.

The Nested NAM simulated infrared satellite imagery predicts that the skies will be mostly clear as I cross Arizona.  There may be some lingering clouds by the time I reach New Mexico.

Hot, humid and still conditions await me.  I have quite a bit of travel to do today, and I’d better get rolling.

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

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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