Weather Set Up
POSTED: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 4:42pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 9:54am
Image: Sunrise yesterday in Downtown El Paso
Upper level pattern is currently (and has been for much of the summer) unfavorable to encourage Monsoon thunderstorms. Despite this, occasional storms will pop up in the heating of the day through early next week. The set up is an upper level high pressure ridge, which sits near or on top of New Mexico and West Texas. Computer models keep this feature around into early next week.
However, there are indications of a pattern change. Though preliminary, a glance at the experimental FIM GFS model shows the upper ridge migrating away from the region. Thunderstorms will become more widespread as a result of the departing high pressure center. This change looks to occur in the middle toward the end of next week.
More amazing photos from Newschannel 9 viewers:
This photo was snapped by Steve Green Monday evening in NE El Paso:
Another photo taken by Steve Green, yesterday looking upon West El Paso:
Kevin McCaslin caught these clouds last week in Las Cruces:
Eric Chesak snapped this brilliant thunderstorm in the Upper Valley of El Paso this past Monday:
Adrian Perez caught a couple great El Paso photos as well: