Rio Rancho, NM, to Amarillo, TX, Weather: 11/22/20

I will be traveling from Rio Rancho, NM, to Amarillo, TX, this evening.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly cloudy day, with a high temperature of 55 F. The winds will be from the east at 15-20 mph.

The NWS in Amarillo, TX, forecasts (for Amarillo, TX) a mostly cloudy evening, with a 20% chance of showers and a low temperature of 41 F.  The winds will be from the east at 5-15 mph, becoming southerly after midnight.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows rain is likely this evening as I drive along I-40.

The Nested NAM predicts that our evening drive will drop from into the mid 30s F along my route, settling into the lower 40s F in Amarillo for the night.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the single digits and low 10s F along my travel route.

The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are possible as I leave the Albuquerque Metro Area and cross the central mountain chain, settling down as I get farther east.

The Nested NAM predicts that there will be partly to mostly cloudy skies along my route tonight.

It will be cool and windy along my route.  At least it won’t be hot, as I have no A/C in my truck, but I do have a heater!

Thank you for reading my post.

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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