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Some Relief On The Way From The Searing Heat.

Click On The Maps To Enlarge Them. Today's 12Z/6 AM MDT 500 MB WRF-NAM Forecast Map Valid At 6 PM MDT Today.
Upper level trough of low pressure is forecast to swing across Northern New Mexico today. The Upper level ridge will get nudged to our east today.
Today's 12Z/6 AM MDT 500 MB WRF-NAM Forecast Map Valid At 3 PM MDT Sat July 2, 2011.
By Saturday the upper level ridge is forecast to located over the Four Corners Region. With the center of the upper level ridge shifting off to our north, we should see a afternoon high temperatures drop down into the 90's for the weekend.
Tropical Storm Arlene.
NHC Forecast Track Of TS Arlene.
Rainbow IR Satellite Image Of TS Arlene At 8:45 AM MDT.
Tropical Storm Arlene was located 45 miles SSE of Tampico, Mexico at 9:00 AM MDT this morning. Arlene has sustained winds of 65 mph with gusts to 75 mph. Her central pressure is 994 MB/29.35". Arlene is moving onshore.
Where Is Our Monsoon?
Water Vapor Satellite Image At 9:15 AM MDT This Morning.
A weak …

Tropical Storm Arlene - NM Fires.

Tropical Storm Arlene Strengthens.
Click On The Maps To Enlarge Them. NHC Forecast Track Of TS Arlene.

IR Rainbow Satellite Image Of TS Arlene At 11:15 AM Today.

IR Satellite Image Of TS Arlene At 8:15 AM MDT This Morning.
As of 9 AM MDT this morning, Tropical Storm Arlene was located near Latitude 21.2 North and Longitude 95.7 West. Arlene is currently towards the west at 8 mph. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 50 mph, with a central pressure of 1000 MB/29.53".
Arlene is forecast to produce 4" - 8" of rainfall over the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Eastern San Luis Potosi, and Eastern Nuevo Leon. Isolated pockets of 15" of rain may fall over the mountainous terrain. These torrential rainfall totals may cause life threatening flashing and mud slides.Tropical Storm Arlene has the potential to strengthen into a Hurricane before making landfall along the Mexican Coast on Thursday.
Whether or not the remnant moisture from Arlene gets pulled northward out of M…

Las Conchas Fire As Viewed From The International Space Station 6-27-2011..

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"A crew member aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 235 statute miles on June 27, 2011, exposed this still photograph of a major fire in the Jemez Mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest in north-central New Mexico near Los Alamos." Source: NASA "Another image of the Los Alamos fire from the International Space Station." Source: NASA New Mexico's Los Alamos Fire Seen From Space (PHOTOS) By Gabriel Perna | Jun 28, 2011 08:56 PM EDT "Once again, NASA was able to capture a natural disaster from outer space thanks to satellite technology. Over the past decade, NASA has been able to get satellite images of earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and much more. The most recent addition to this collection is a series of photos of the New Mexico and Arizona wallow fires. Both NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites caught separate images of the New Mexico Las Conchas fire, which has blazed through 61,000…

Tropical Storm Arlene!

Click On The Maps To Enlarge Them. Newly Formed Tropical Storm Arlene Forecast. 
IR Satellite Image Of TS Arlene At 5:45 PM MDT.
TS Arlene Forms In The Bay Of  Campeche.
Newly formed Tropical Storm Arlene was located 280 miles ESE of Tampico, Mexico at 6 PM MDT. Arlene has sustained winds of 40 mph with a central pressure of 1003 MB/29.62".
Arlene is moving towards the at 7 mph.Wind shear above the storm is forecast to weaken over the next 24 hours. The only think that may limit Arlene from under going rapid development could be the broad nature of the cyclones circulation. 
All eyes will be monitoring Arlene over the next week to see just how strong she becomes, and what her eventual track will be. This could be important to New Mexico if some of her remnant moisture works its way northward from Mexico, and into the state over the 4th of July holiday weekend and beyond. Watching and waiting.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

More Heat...Watching The Bay Of Campeche.

New Fire In The Sacramento Mtn's
Update At 9:15 PM MDT-
Bad news for Sacramento and Weed...about 250 people from these communities are being evacuated as a precautionary measure due to the Little Lewis Fire.
From Eyewitness News4 KOB In Albuquerque, NM.
Update At 8:30 PM MDT-
Lightning has started the Little Lewis Fire 8 miles south of Mayhill. 150 acres have burned and the fire is 0% contained. 15-30 homes are threatened as well as the Methodist Church Campground. Slurry drops have slowed but not stopped the spread of the fire.
Pray For Rain!
New Mexico Fire Information.
 New Fire In Lincoln County, NM.
Update At 7:45 PM MDT-
The Donaldson Fire has consumed some 15,000 acres as of early this evening. It is burning south of Hondo, and south of US Hwy 70. The fire is 0% contained and smoke from the fire can be seen in the skies just to the northwest and north of Carlsbad, NM.
Lightning strikes started two new fire…

Another Day Of Searing Heat - Las Conchas Fire!

Aerial Video Of The Las Conchas Fire Courtesy Of KRQE News.

Uploaded by  on Jun 26, 2011 "Visible satellite imagery of the Las Conchas wildfire as it erupts Sunday afternoon June 26th, 2011. Los Alamos & White Rock, New Mexico are both threatened by the fire."
Northern New Mexico Fires! 

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I Captured This GRLevel2-AE (Analyst) Radar Snapshot
From The Albuquerque, NM Radar At 8:56 PM MDT
Last Night. The Smoke Plumes (Blue Shading) From
Both The Las Conchas Fire SW Of Los Alamos, And
The Pacheco Near The Santa Fe Ski Basin, Had
Merged Into One Large Smoke Plume.

This Is A GRLevel2-AE (Analyst) Volume Scan Shot That 
I Captured Last Night At 8:49 PM MDT, Of The Las Conchas
Fire Burning SW Of Los Alamos, NM. This 3-D Image 
Captures The Large Smoke Plume That At Times Extended
Up To Around 30,000' MSL.
This has already been an incredible year in New Mexico. Wildfires have been rampant, the exceptional drought just keeps getting worse with time…

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