Central New Mexico Weather: 4/25/22


Yesterday was sunny, mild and still. I wasted the entire day inside working on work related projects, unfortunately.

This morning, the weather is sunny, mild and still in Rio Rancho. My weather station in Rio Rancho says:

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 69 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 5-15 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 43 F. The winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph, becoming northerly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 74 F. The winds will be from the northeast at 10 mph. This evening will be clear, with a low temperature of 44 F. The winds will be from the east at 5-10 mph, becoming southerly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 67 F. The winds will be from the northeast at 10 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 40 F. The winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph, becoming southwesterly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Mountainair, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 63 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph. This evening will be clear, with a low temperature of 36 F. The winds will be from the southeast at 10 mph, becoming northerly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, has issued an Air Quality Warning for the central Rio Grande River Valley. The NWS Watches and Warnings graphic is shown below:

The visible satellite imagery shows light clouds east of the central mountain range.

The upper-level water vapor imagery shows the leading edge of the trough has moved east.

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

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows mild, dry weather, with sunny skies over the west, but a few clouds over the east (according to the sensors). The winds are light and variable.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows we are under high pressure with only a weak pressure gradient from north to south. The RAP shows this trend is expected to continue for the next six hours.

The NAM 250 mb chart shows moderate, northwesterly flow as the trough exits the region.

The NAM 700 mb and 850 mb charts show no strong thermal advection over the state today. These charts have been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows precipitation is unlikely today. This, and the precipitation chart have been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts that the high temperatures for the middle Rio Grande River Valley will reach the upper 60s F.

The Nested NAM shows the low temperatures are expected to drop into the mid 40s F.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will remain in the 20s F.

The Nested NAM shows winds will be much lighter today than they were last week. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM simulated infrared chart shows very few clouds are expected over the state today. Once the morning clouds mix out of the east, no further clouds are expected. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

Today will be a really pleasant day- sunny, mild and not very windy.

I will spend the day inside, repairing and cleaning up my labs at NMT, thanks to the vandals who intentionally flooded the and trashed them over the weekend.

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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