Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28 - Back to the business of blogging

I took a needed break from this blog but I'm ready to keep up the daily postings. A lot has gone on but I will just dive in on what's going on instead of covering the past.

It will be interesting to keep track of Tropical Storm Don as the 5-day National Hurricane Center forecast shows it on a trajectory heading for New Mexico.
The 5-day QPF reflects this forecast with heavy rains predicted over south-central Texas.
The real-time GOES infrared from NCAR at 11:30 am PDT shows it in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.
We now have CoCoRaHS observations in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, thanks to Dr. Margez at UACJ. I hope to continue with more stations over time in Juarez and locations further west in Chihuahua.
The afternoon and evening brought more scattered thunderstorms in southern NM. They reached severe in and around El Paso with high winds and lightning. Not much in Las Cruces except for a light show from the lightning such as bolt from the photo below. This was taken at 11:23pm in Las Cruces looking southwest.
A few sprinkles started right before midnight on the east side of town. Have to see tomorrow's CoCoRaHS for other areas.

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