Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12 -

Sunny skies with slighly below seasonal temperatures described the weather today. Reports of severe thunderstorms over Sierra County were reported by the NWS this afternoon. There was also a thunderstorm with possible hail west of Orogrande and moving toward the southeast based on the Special Weather Statement tonight.

I saw that ozone has reached over 70 ppb in Sunland Park today.  Peak hourly averaged ozone at the City Yard station was 74 ppb at 3 pm.

I saw a distant smoke plume while in Silver City today during sunset. I'm not sure what fire was causing this smoke plume.
The NOAA HMS smoke product was showing a nearby plume from a fire in the Gila as well as one in Arizona. The green shades represent smoke plume outlines as determined from satellite.

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