Storm On The Way?

October 30th, 2014 at 9:08 pm by under Weather

The Halloween forecast for most of New Mexico looks pretty good. We should have partly cloudy skies on Friday evening with temperatures in most areas in the 50s and low 60s.

The big weather story the next few days will be a storm system approaching the Southwest. The storm will sit off the Pacific northwest coast through tomorrow and then eventually drop down toward New Mexico by late in the weekend. At this point the track of the system and its eventual strength is still very much up in the air. But, what we know so far is that it should at least bring the chance for some snow showers across the northern mountains and scattered rain showers to the valleys.

Below is a look at the storm as the Canadian model sees it. The small shows that storm dipping down to the south and affecting a good portion of northern New Mexico.
GEM


5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

October 30th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.
5. If you see more smoke in the East Mountains don’t be alarmed. Rangers are doing a prescribed burn in the David Canyon area off Raven Road. They’ll probably be back at it for a few more days.
4. Good news for folks slammed by flooding this summer. President Obama signed a disaster declaration yesterday. That means people in Colfax, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Sierra counties will get federal money to help deal with the damage there.
3. Another warm day today.
2. The latest with a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed early Tuesday morning and the other deputy accused of pulling the trigger. Jeremy Martin’s body is now back in Santa Fe…after this emotional procession last night. Tai Chan is still in jail facing a murder charge. Investigators still haven’t said what the two were arguing about before the shooting at a hotel in Las Cruces.
1. A Rio Rancho police officer who died in a terrible crash last weekend will be laid to rest today. Officer Anthony Haase died when he crashed his patrol car on the way to a domestic violence call early Sunday morning. He was just 24 years old. His service is at 10 this morning at the Santa Ana Star Center and is open to the public.


Perfect Weather Thursday

October 29th, 2014 at 9:23 pm by under Weather

A ridge of high-pressure will slide over the state on Thursday leaving the sunny skies and light winds. Temperatures will top out in the low 70s which is about 10° above average for this time of year. By Friday that high will shift over into Texas. This will open the door for a little bit of moisture to creep into New Mexico. Most likely it will lead to some clouds more than any rain or snow.

Over the weekend intrigue grows a little bit. Temperatures will drop as more moisture seeps in meanwhile a storm approaches from the west. We will still see mainly partly cloudy skies with just a few scattered showers but what happens over the weekend could set the table for Monday. As a deeper trough approaches the state we could see snow break out Sunday night into Monday across the northern mountains. The resorts could pick up that first decent snow of the fall.


5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

October 29th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.
5. Baseball fans, tonight is the night. The World Series is going down to Game 7. Last night the Kansas City Royals took it to the San Francisco Giants, 10 to nothing. Check out the game on our sister station, 2 Kasa at 6 p.m.
4. Making national headlines this morning, a rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station blows up, just seconds after taking off. This happened in Virginia yesterday. The rocket and a lot of property got destroyed but no one was hurt. NASA says this will not affect the space station’s mission or future commercial flights to it.
3. It’s a good day to get out and enjoy some mild weather.
2. It’s going to be another tough day for the family and friends of Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Martin. He was shot and killed yesterday. Deputy Martin had been with the department for about two and a half years. He leaves behind a wife who’s pregnant and three children. He was just 29 years old. Martin’s friends tell us he was a family man who loved to go fishing and boating.
1. Today we should learn more about the deadly shooting when investigators release the criminal complaint. Las Cruces Police tell us deputy Tai Chan shot and killed Deputy Jeremy Martin after the two had been drinking and got into an argument at Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces. We’re told the two got along at work and were on their way back from transporting an inmate to Arizona.


Ridge For Now…But What About The Weekend

October 28th, 2014 at 9:42 pm by under Weather

A ridge of high-pressure will continue to set up over the Southwest for the next 48 hours. The effect of this ridge will be to keep any cloud cover out of the state leaving sunny skies and temperatures warming a few degrees over the highs of the low 70s that we saw today. This will not be the kind of rich though that will skyrocket temperatures across the state.

Changes emerge for the weekend. The high will shift just to our Eastover Texas. This could allow for a little bit of moisture to creep up from the south. That combined with the storm systems were at Northwest could lead to a couple showers. Internally going to be a wet pattern but we could at least see more clouds over the weekend.  Below is a look relative humidity levels over the weekend.  It’s not earth shattering but some Gulf juice is possible.

GFS