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Satellite Image of the Week #49

I figured out how to make animated loops (or rather to download animated gifs) from the College of DuPage.  There’s actually a button to do so, but I’ve been too lazy to play with it. Anyway, the Satellite Image of … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #47

Most of the country had a clear Thanksgiving day, it seems.  For us in New Mexico, we were greeted with record highs.  I almost ran the air conditioner on my way to visit relatives farther south in New Mexico. I … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #46

A weak cold front moved through New Mexico from south to north earlier this week.  Along the leading edge of the cold front, there was a large mass of clouds, with a few showers.  You can see the frontal boundary … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #45

I was on the road last week and missed posting.  However, this week, we have some neat mountain-wave pattern clouds over the basin-range area of Nevada and Utah.  Notice  hot these clouds form perpendicular to the wind direction (and parallel … Continue reading

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Travel Day

I don’t have much time to post this morning, but I will say that we are driving from Minneapolis, MN, to Socorro, NM, through the night. It looks like there may be some unpleasant weather conditions as a strong cold … Continue reading

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Satellite Image of the Week #43

This week’s image shows a large line of storms firing in the Enhanced Risk area over Kansas.  You can see multiple overshooting tops associated with these storms. A strong trough and associated cold front are the forcing mechanisms with these … Continue reading

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New Mexico Weather: 10/19/17

Yesterday was sunny, warm and still.  By the evening, the skies filled with high cirrus clouds. This morning has been mostly cloudy, with a thin blanket of cirrus clouds covering most of the sky.  It was slightly warmer than yesterday, … Continue reading

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