Monday, January 2, 2012

Jan. 2 -

The air quality forecast from Airnow indicates moderate levels in the Paso del Norte and El Paso county today due to PM2.5.
The GFS forecast is showing fair weather through the rest of the week although a shortwave trough tomorrow evening will add in some high clouds while a cold front zips through the area. Winds look to be fairly low all week and increasing next weekend. Later we see a trough moving in as the 500mb heights (green trace in plot) bottom out at around 5700 m by early next week.

I just read that the journal Tellus A and B are now open access through Co-Action Publishing. That means that you have free access to all articles starting with publications in 2012.

Particulates at SPCY are low this afternoon with PM10 in the range of 15 to 20 µg/m3 and PM2.5 around 1 µg/m3.  Winds were out of the east while I was setting up the filter samplers earlier today. Skies were clear and there was no haze. The ozone monitor on the website was reading 0.912 ppm at 6 pm, so I'm assuming that it caught a span calibration measurement or is on the fritz. I did not notice anything odd while I was at the site from 3:30 to 4:30 pm this afternoon although I did not enter the NMED shelter.

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