When making your plans on whether or not to go ballooning, or when, the wind is a very important factor in your decision process as the wind will directly affect your ability to launch. To help provide you with the decision making tools we are providing local information from our own weather station right here in Rio Rancho, New Mexico as well as wind information for the greater Albuquerque area. In addition to the current wind conditions, we are also providing forecast data based on the best weather models available to help you make your plans on what days it might be best to go ballooning.
We have added this as a page (WIND) so that you don’t need to scroll down to this information, and for a quick look, we have added the current wind data widget to the lower left side of the blog.
ACTUAL CURRENT CONDITIONS AS OBSERVED IN RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO
ACTUAL CURRENT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE GREATER ALBUQUERQUE AREA
(you can move, zoom, and manipulate this map for more localized information)
WIND, GUST, SKY, AND TEMPERATURE FORECAST TABLE (HOURLY)
FORECAST TABLE (EXTENDED) WIND INFORMATION
Weather information courtesy of Weather Rio Rancho/Rio Rancho WX