Denton, TX, to Rio Rancho, NM, Weather: 11/13/21

I am continuing my trek west. There was great weather yesterday, and I rolled with the windows down most of the trip.

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

The NWS in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, forecasts (for Denton, TX) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 61 F. The winds will be from the south at 10 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

The NWS in Amarillo, TX, forecasts (for Amarillo, TX) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 71 F. The winds will be from the west southwest at 5-15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a mostly clear night, with a low temperature of 39 F. The winds will be from the west at 10 mph.

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

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows that I will be driving from high pressure into normal pressure near Amarillo, but then back into high pressure as I continue into New Mexico.

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

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows clear skies today. This image has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the upper 60s F somewhere near Childress, TX this afternoon, and then decrease to the upper 40s F overnight in Rio Rancho, NM.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the 20s F to lower 30s F along my route.

The Nested NAM shows strong wind gusts are possible this afternoon.

The Nested NAM predicts sunny skies along my route. This image has been excluded from today’s post.

I have a long ways to go today to make up some lost time, but I should arrive home today. I will probably get to roll with the windows down again today, as it is pleasant weather so far.

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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