12/4/22: Seattle, WA, to Denver, CO, to Albuquerque, NM

Yesterday was cold, sunny and a little breezy. I ended up spending most of the day inside, except when I was outside for pictures at the wedding.

This morning has been cold and mostly clear here in SeaTac, WA.

Today, I will drive to SeaTac, WA, and fly back to New Mexico. I will change planes in Denver. After I arrive in Albuquerque, I will drive to Mountainair to spend some time at my parents’ house.

The NWS in Seattle, WA, forecasts (for Seattle, WA) a mostly cloudy day, with a 30% chance of snow (no accumulation) and a high temperature of 38 F.  The winds will be from the northeast at 7 mph.

The NWS in Denver/Boulder, CO, forecasts (for Denver, CO) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 54 F.  Winds will be from the south at 6-9 mph, becoming west-northwest in the afternoon.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Mountainair, NM) a mostly cloudy night, with a 20% chance of showers and a low temperature of 41 F.  Winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 mph.

The NAM 250 mb chart shows most of the country is under strong, upper-level winds. We will cross a very wide jet stream on our way to Denver.

The HRRR simulated reflectivity shows ongoing precipitation over Washington, Oregon and Idaho. By the time we land in Albuquerque, things will have settled down there, though they will have had showers off and on before we arrive.

The Aviation Weather Center shows Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) over Albuquerque, probably due to the showers that are in the region. Those will clear up by the time we are flying in. Otherwise, no problems are showing up yet.

I will post from New Mexico tomorrow 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
The aviation data and forecasts are from the Aviation Weather Center

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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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