Central New Mexico Weather: 9/13/21


Yesterday was warm and sunny in Rio Rancho.

This morning, Rio Rancho has been mild, sunny and still.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 92 F. The winds will be light and variable, becoming westerly at 5-10 mph in the afternoon. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 61 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a hazy morning, then a sunny day, with a high temperature of 94 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 62 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a hazy morning, then a sunny day, with a high temperature of 87 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph, becoming northeasterly in the afternoon. This evening will be partly cloudy, with a low temperature of 56 F. The winds will be from the south at 10 mph, becoming westerly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Mountainair, NM) a hazy morning, then a sunny day, with a high temperature of 87 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 56 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph.

The visible satellite imagery shows very few clouds. This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The upper-level water vapor loop shows dry air lingering over the state again today. The dominant feature on this image is Tropical Storm Nicholas, off the Texas coast.

The 12Z upper air sounding from Albuquerque, NM, is unavailable at this time.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows mild temperatures, low dewpoints, and sunny skies (according to the sensors). The winds are light and variable.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows we are under no strong pressure systems or gradients so far this morning.

The NAM 250 mb chart shows light, mixed flow, as air circulates around a high pressure system over Mexico. It will drift south throughout the day.

The NAM 850 mb and 700 mb charts show little thermal advection today. These charts have been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity chart shows showers and thunderstorms are unlikely today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The HRRR shows showers and thunderstorms are unlikely today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM precipitation chart shows rain is unlikely today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts that the high temperatures for the middle Rio Grande River Valley will reach the mid 90s F.

The Nested NAM shows the low temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 60s F.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the mid 30s F this afternoon.

The Nested NAM shows strong winds are not expected today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM simulated infrared chart shows sunny and clear skies. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

Today will be sunny and hot here in the Albuquerque Metro area. Temperatures are expected to be near-record highs.

I will spend most of the day inside teaching, though I will drive to Magdalena in the morning, hopefully before it gets hot.

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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