Las Vegas, NM, to Rio Rancho, NM,Weather: 10/31/21

We are riding back to Rio Rancho from Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas, NM) a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 58 F. The winds will be from the northeast at 5-15 mph, becoming southerly in the afternoon.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a partly cloudy night, with a low temperature of 42 F. The winds will be from the south at 5 mph, becoming northerly after midnight.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows cool temperatures and low humidity, with sunny skies (according to the sensors) and still 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 a few light, thin clouds overhead this morning.

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 upper 50s F, and then decrease to the mid 40s F overnight.

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

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

The Nested NAM predicts a line of clouds passing through this morning and afternoon.

It should be smooth sailing today as we return to Rio Rancho

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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