Weather Forcast for Sedillo, NM 87059:
Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning, afternoon thunderstorms, highs in the 80's.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, afternoon thunderstorms, highs in the 80"s
Saturday: Mostly the same...
Every afternoon for the past week we have had afternoon thunderstorms. Our rains in the east mountains have been moderate, but ABQ is getting flash flood warnings every afternoon now.
Not that we're complaining, mind you. Our fire danger is much reduced. No forests are closed.
Monsoon precipitation at Los Pecos Homeschool:
Monday: 0.15 inches
Tuesday: 0.15 inches
Wednesday: 0.14 inches
The monsoon has not only blossomed, it has exploded.
And up here, the ground is more capable of absorbing the moisture than it is in ABQ.
Our roof sheds the water quickly. We really need to think about putting in a rainwater cistern to help in the dry times. But right now, we still have to finish the floors. Maybe next spring?
This monsoon has been behaving normally.
In the afternoons, the thunderheads build over the mountains. The storms move in between 3:30 and 5 PM.
We get thunder and lightning ahead of the rain. The air cools quickly by about 20 - 30 degrees. Yesterday, it went down from about 80 degrees F to 52 degrees F in a few minutes.
Then the rains come in waves, lasting 20 - 30 minutes each. The more waves, the more precipitation we get of an evening.
And then about 8 PM, the clouds lift and the stars come out. Although it may stay partly cloudy all night.
This morning, we woke up to partly cloudy. There was mist in the relatively low places in our hills. We can expect more of the same for the whole seven-day forcast.
This is such a nice time of the year. We are "weather people." We like to observe, record, and have a storm or two big enough to call the weather service with an on-the-spot report.
Hmmm...the clouds are rolling in early today.