Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jan. 21 -

Above average temperatures, high clouds, and breezy today.  We are in an upper level high pattern but things will change quickly this evening as this ridge moves east and is replaced with an upper level trough. This morning's jet stream pattern reflects out nice day today as the storm track is well north of us.
The NWS is calling for just winds and no precipitation from this upper level trough.  The mountains in northern NM will likely get some precipitation from this storm and is encouraging since we are running a little behind in snowpack.  Below are this morning's observations at a couple NWS Cooperative weather stations.

                 Yesterday            Today
Station       High(F) Normal    Low(F)  Normal  Record Low Precip
NMSU            72      59       31      29        1 (1918) 0.00"
Antelope Wells  70      61       28      30       13 (1996) 0.00"

Still not warm enough for a record high temperatures but still very warm for this time of year. I guess we are making up for the low temperatures from December. Looking at this morning's sounding at Santa Teresa shows a very shallow inversion near the ground that was probably gone by sun-up.
The AQI forecast for the region is showing good air quality today.

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