Looking at the map of AQI this morning we see a small area of moderate air quality in Dona Ana County. That's probably due to last night's low wind high PM event.
This afternoon we are expecting mostly light westerly winds over the region. Below is the 21 UTC (2 pm) surface winds output from the RUC model.
Today I am amazed at the extremely low dewpoints that were recoreded at the Las Cruces Aiport (KLRU). At 2:31 pm it was -36F and at 4:11 pm it dipped to -42F. In both of those instances the relative humidity was about 1 percent.
Tomorrow is looking like we might have enough winds to pick up dust in our region. The morning forecast is showing winds in the range of 26 to 29 mph with gusts to 40 mph.