Monday, May 16, 2011

May 11 and 12

May 11 (summary)

Breezy afternoon but not enough to pick up dust. While I was in Vado at the satellite site I noticed high altitude whispy smoke in the early afternoon around 3 pm coming in from the west. I believe that was from the Horseshoe Two Fire in Arizona. The GOES visible image at 6:15 pm from NCAR shows the Horseshoe Two and Mayhill smoke plumes.The smoke plumes from the Iron Mountain and Schwartz Fires in Texas were amazingly thick this afternoon.

May 12

We have a break in the winds with the forecasted winds in the 8 to 13 mph range. A good change for most of us although the pecan pollen count is high today. Below is the RUC forecast for 6 pm today showing the highest winds in Grant County and over the Gila.
AQI forecast shows good air quality in our region.
No precipitation is forecasted for the next 5 days based on today's QPF map. Northern NM along the Colorado border might see a small amount this weekend.

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