High(F) Normal Low(F) Normal
63 75 38 41
The low at the Las Cruces airport was 32F, 6 degrees cooler than in town. Deming's low was 34F and 40F at the El Paso airport. The forecasts are showing below normal temperatures for today but warming up again this weekend with highs in the 70s. Looking at the sounding this morning at Santa Teresa we had a stable layer and temperature inversion all the way up to 650 mb or about 2.4 km above ground level. This should limit pollutant dispersal in the morning but the mixing height should increase slowly over the course of the day with our sunny skies.
The AQI forecast for areas along the US/MX border is green or good air quality. An area of moderate (yellow) is showing up in a portion of northwest New Mexico and along a line drawn from there toward Albuquerque. According to Airnow this is due to ozone.