Amarillo, TX, to Rio Rancho, NM, Weather: 3/26/23

We will return from an overnight trip to Amarillo.

This morning, the weather in Amarillo, TX, has been cold and mostly cloudy. My weather station in Rio Rancho says:

The NWS in Amarillo, TX, forecasts (for Amarillo, TX) decreasing clouds, with a high temperature of 58 F, though early morning wind chills will be 21-31 F. The winds will be from the northeast at 10 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Santa Rosa, NM) decreasing clouds, becoming a sunny day, with a high temperature of 55 F. The winds will be from the north at 5-10 mph.

The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts (for Rio Rancho, NM) a partly sunny day, with a high temperature of 48 F. The winds will be from the west at 5-15 mph. This evening will be mostly clear, with a low temperature of 28 F. The winds will be from the west at 5-15 mph.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows cold temperatures and low humidity, with cloudy skies (according to the sensors) and light, variable winds.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows that we will drive through no strong pressure systems or gradients.

Visible satellite image is unavailable at this time. The enhanced infrared imagery shows light, but nearly continuous cloud cover along our route.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows showers and thunderstorms will be unlikely along our route, though there are a few echoes over eastern New Mexico

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will climb into the mid 50s F near Santa Rosa, and then dropping into the lower 30s F overnight.

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

The Nested NAM shows windy conditions are unlikely today. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts cloudy skies this morning, clearing up by this afternoon.

It will be a cool travel day, clearing up as we travel west and clouds mix out. We shouldn’t run into any weather-related difficulties.

Thank you for reading my post.

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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