It was a hot and sunny day. High of 98F and dewpoint temperatures in the low 40F degree range.
The AQI forecast was for good air quality in southern New Mexico.
Wildfire smoke plumes were transported north today as the GOES visible image below shows. This image is from 7:00 pm this evening. The moist airmass traveled far into western NM today. I would like to see a lot more of this.
Most of the convection occurred to the north and east and a few scattered thunderstorms dotted our region by the late afternoon.
Below is a snapshot from 10:11 pm tonight showing radar reflectivity and areas of rain north of I-10. The highest reflectivities are colored yellow to red.
Nice image of smoke drifting into Colorado: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50866