Rio Rancho, NM, to Las Vegas, NM, Weather: 10/30/21

We are riding up to Las Vegas, NM, for the night, so I will do a travel post.

This morning, the weather has been sunny, with mild temperatures, moderate humidity and calm winds.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 72 F. The winds will be from the light and variable, becoming westerly at 5-10 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly clear night, with a low temperature of 36 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 5-10 mph, becoming northeasterly after midnight.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows mild temperatures and low humidity, with sunny skies (according to the sensors) and light, northerly winds.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows that we will be under high pressure and no strong pressure gradients. The RAP shows the pressure will drop with diurnal heating over the next six hours.

Visible satellite image shows very few clouds along my route. This image has been excluded from today’s post.

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

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the lower 70s F, and then decrease to the upper 40s F overnight.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the upper 20s F and lower 30s F.

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

The Nested NAM predicts sunny skies along my route. This chart has been excluded.

It should be smooth sailing today as we go on adventures to Las Vegas, NM. We are staying at an old hotel there for fun. The travels are bittersweet though, as our older cat, Abe, passed away this morning.

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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