More Storms Coming…

September 2nd, 2014 at 10:06 pm by under Weather

After searing heat baked the state over the past couple of days there will be changes on the way by the end of the work week. High-pressure currently anchored over the state will shift to the east by Thursday. This will open the moisture door from the south and allow for widespread thunderstorms to funnel in for the end the work week and the beginning of the weekend.  What makes this pattern especially interesting is the fact that we will have deep moisture from tropical storm Dolly to our south. If we can tap into that moisture it could been a very wet set up into the beginning of next week.

Below is the look at the model projections for rain over the next seven days. As you can tell portions of northern New Mexico could pick up 2 to 3+ inches. This would be a great wrap to what is already been a very good monsoon season.

QPF


Day Planner: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

September 2nd, 2014 at 7:28 am by under Weather

It’s a beautiful start to the day with sunny and comfortable skies.  Through the afternoon we’ll continue to see ample sunshine.  This will lead to some hot afternoon temperatures. Daytime highs today will hit the 80s and 90s for most locations, but in the SE more extreme heat with highs in the 100s.  Tomorrow will be sunny and hot again, but by the end of the week and into the weekend we’ll see some changes.

Today, mostly sunny and hot, highs near 93°.  Tonight, clear and cool, lows near 66°.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Blowing up social media outlets this morning, is the story about stolen and leaked nude celebrity pictures. The FBI is now investigating who stole them and how. They include photos of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton among others.

4. Whether several issues will make it on the ballot in Albuquerque this November remains to be determined. Tomorrow, the City Council is scheduled to meet to discuss giving the Mayor a bundle which would include three plans: giving the Council authority to approve or remove police and fire chiefs; amending the City’s special elections process; and GO Bond money. If the council approves the bundled package, Mayor RJ Berry would then have to sign off on it. Meanwhile, there’s an online petition with hundreds of signatures demanding Mayor Berry resign. The petition began after Berry vetoed a measure that would have allowed Albuquerque voters to determine whether to decriminalize marijuana.

3. Today Paseo Del Norte westbound from the I-25 job to Jefferson closes for the next 30 days. What else lies ahead for commuters at the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 reconstruction project could be known later today. The NM Department of Transportation abruptly canceled all scheduled closures on the job over the long Labor Day holiday with no explanation. Today the DOT is expected provide a project update.

2. It appears electricity is about to cost New Mexico utilities users more. This morning’s Albuquerque Journal says PNM will ask for a rate hike by the end of the year. People are conserving power, meaning the utility is revenue it says it needs to recover from ratepayers. PNM has not said how much of an increase it will seek from the Public Regulation Commission.

1. Today it’ll be sunny, with a high near 96 and a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 62, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.


Paseo Del Norte Alternate Routes

September 1st, 2014 at 5:19 pm by under Latest Posts

When access from westbound Paseo Del Norte is closed, Those traveling from the northeast heights who usually use Paseo Del Norte to access Jefferson will need to use one of the following alternative routes:

  1. Alameda to Jefferson
  2. Paseo Del Norte to San Pedro, south on San Pedro to San Antonio, west on San Antonio to Jefferson
  3. Paseo Del Norte to 2nd Street, 2nd Street south to Osuna, Osuna east to Jefferson

These routes may already be congested, so the DOT encourages everyone to give themselves 15-30 minutes extra to reach their destination for the first few days of the new alignment.

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Hot and Dry Start to the Week

September 1st, 2014 at 5:06 pm by under Weather

The sunny skies and hot temperatures will continue as you go back to work Tuesday. Afternoon highs will run 5° – 15° above average Tuesday afternoon. Albuquerque will hit the low 90s, while the south continues to flirt with triple digit heat.

The area of high pressure sitting over the state now will shift east by the end of the week. That will allow for modest moisture flow from the south, leading to scattered afternoon storms by Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, additional moisture and lift will arrive in the northeast courtesy of a back door cold front.

As moisture returns to the state, temperatures will come back down. Albuquerque will return to the low 80s by the end of the weekend and start of next week. The southeast will drop back to the upper 80s!

Hot and dry weather will continue through at least midweek.

Hot and dry weather will continue through at least midweek.