Central New Mexico Weather: 6/14/22

Yesterday was mostly sunny, hot and breezy.

This morning, the weather is partly sunny, warm 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 93 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 mph, increasing to 10-15 mph in the afternoon. This evening will be clear, with a low temperature of 63 F. The winds will be from the west at 10-15 mph, decreasing to 5-10 mph after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Socorro, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 99 F. The winds will be from the north at 5-15 mph, becoming southerly in the afternoon. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 65 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 5-15 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Magdalena, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 89 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 15 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 59 F. The winds will be from the west at 10-15 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Mountainair, NM) a sunny day, with a high temperature of 89 F. The winds will be from the west at 10-15 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 57 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, has issued a variety of wind and heat-related products. The NWS Watches and Warnings graphic is shown below:

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) shows a small swath of the state is under Critical Fire Weather Risk this afternoon.

The visible satellite imagery is unavailable at this time. The enhanced infrared imagery shows very few clouds over the state this morning. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The upper-level water vapor imagery shows an upper-level low over Mexico, but dry air moving in from the west.

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

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows warm, moderately humid weather, with sunny skies (according to the sensors). The winds are light and variable.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows we are under low pressure with no strong pressure gradients this morning. The RAP shows the pressure will drop statewide, with no strong pressure gradients expected to develop.

The NAM 250 mb chart shows light, varied flow as the trough to our north deforms.

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 showers and thunderstorms are unlikely. This chart, and the precipitation chart have been excluded from today’s post.

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

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

The Nested NAM dewpoint chart shows that the dewpoints will drop from the 30s F into the 20s F in the afternoon.

The Nested NAM wind prediction chart shows breezy conditions, but damaging winds are not expected. The wind chart has been excluded from today’s post.

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

Today will be sunny and hot, though maybe a few degrees cooler than yesterday. The air will be drier and the winds a little lighter. Later this week, we may start to see a little moisture as the monsoon season begins.

I will commute to Socorro this morning. I don’t know if I’ll spend much time outside at all.

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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