Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oct. 19 - We should be on a warming trend as the afternoon should warm up to near or above normal temperatures. This morning's low at NMSU was 46F, 2 degrees above normal (normals High 76/Low 44). It felt cool but we're just used to the above normal temperatures. Yesterday's high was 74F, 3 degrees below our long term average.

The AQI forecast for today is indicating an area of moderate air quality in Dona Ana county due to ozone.
We'll be seeing southerly winds transporting airmasses from the south towards the north along the Mesilla Valley and eastsoutheasterly winds in areas in Luna, Grant and Hidalgo counties. Below is a forecast of surface winds at 18 UTC (noon) from the RUC model.
No precipitation is on the forecasted at least for the next 5 days.

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