Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5 - The morning low at NMSU was 38F with clear skies.

Today's AQI forecast is for green or good air quality. There's an area of moderate air quality in northern NM in the Four Corners.

Tomorrow's AQI forecast for Dona Ana County is showing a value of 63 which is in the moderate (yellow) zone. Here is the map AirNow showing the yellow area.

End of day update

The forecast for Monday's wind looks to be a dust generator. The map below is from the 00Z run of the GFS showing peak winds on 5 pm MST on Monday.Winds could be higher on Monday than on Tuesday.

Looking at Tuesday, the afternoon 00Z GFS shows another round of wind in the afternoon. The model is showing peak winds at 18Z (2 pm MST).

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