Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9

We started off with a mild 59F in Las Cruces which is right about the normal for this day. The expected high for Las Cruces could reach 97F, 98 in Columbus, 96 in Lordsburg, and 99 in El Paso. Yesterday's high was 98F here in Las Cruces on the campus of NMSU. The long term 1959-2011 normal high for today is 93F. Winds could be higher in the Bootheel region and in Sierra County today with most areas seeing westerly and westsouthwest winds.
Forward trajectories from the Horseshoe 2 Fire using the NOAA Hysplit model show the effects of the southwesterly winds aloft. The green lines are trajectories from 500 m (1,640 feet), blue are from 1500 m (4,921 feet), and the red are from 4000 m (13,123 feet) above the ground at the fire. Trajectories were generated every 3 hours, starting at 15 UTC (9 am) today and end at 12 UTC (6 am) tomorrow morning. The views from satellite will likely follow the red lines. Fire locations are shown on the map from the NOAA HMS fire product.
Below is a view of the fires from GOES at 7pm tonight. The line are Hysplit trajectories starting at 6 pm and showing where the possible air trajectories as time goes on.

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