Rio Rancho, NM, to Tempe, AZ, Weather: 2/14/20

We will be traveling from Rio Rancho, NM, to Tempe, AZ, today.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly cloudy day, with a high temperature of 49 F. The winds will be from the north at 5 pm.

The NWS in Flagstaff, AZ, forecasts (for Holbrook, AZ) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 55 F. The winds will be 5-9 mph from the southwest.

The NWS in Phoenix, AZ, forecasts (for Tempe, AZ) a mostly clear evening, with a low temperature of 45 F. The winds will be from the west at 5 mph, becoming calm before midnight.

Forecasters in Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and Phoenix all mention the high pressure ridge and pleasant weather.

The visible satellite imagery shows light clouds along our route.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is not expected along our route.  This chart has been excluded from this post.

The Nested NAM predicts that the temperature along our route will peak in the mid-50s F, maybe dropping into the upper 40s F in Tempe overnight.

 

The Nested NAM shows that we will be under moderately humidity along our trip, with dewpoints in the 30s F.

The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are unlikely today.  This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

We are going to have fun, in spite of some car trouble, and so I’m looking forward to this adventure and mini road trip.

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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