A Break For Now…

September 19th, 2014 at 9:53 pm by under Weather

After a very wet past four days across southern New Mexico will get a bit of a break on Saturday. There will still be the chance of spot storms especially across the south and east with plenty of cloud cover but widespread rain is not likely. Changes start to roll in late on Saturday with another backdoor cold front coming into the Northeast. This front will help introduce  a bit more moisture across the area.

Then during the day on Sunday things will really get interesting as a storm passes to our north. That will help open up the monsoon moisture door from the south and fuel more afternoon thunderstorms. That chance for afternoon thunderstorms continues into Monday.

Below is a look at the 30 day outlook for precipitation. Still looks good as the next 30 days should bring at least average if not above-average precip to the state.
Long Range

Day Planner: Friday, September 19th, 2014

September 19th, 2014 at 7:51 am by under Weather

Scattered showers and heavy rain will be possible again for SE and E portions of the state.  Much of the state will be dry and warm with only the chance for spot showers and storms.  Temperatures will be warm and comfortable with highs in the 70s and 80s.   Today, partly cloudy, nice, highs near 81°.  Tonight, partly cloudy, cool, lows near 62°.  This weekend, a front will slide into NE New Mexico.  This will increase the chance for rain in the NE.  Much of the state will be warm and breezy with highs in the upper 80s.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 19th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. This is the day all you Apple lovers have been waiting for, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus will be hitting store shelves today. Apple already sold a record 4 million of the smart phones last Friday. We will be out at the Apple Store in Albuquerque this morning to get a look at the lines.

4. If you’re looking for a good time, there’s a ton of stuff happening this weekend to do. You can, of course, hit the State Fair. The first 1,000 people who hit the Pepsi Refreshment Center Saturday there, get a free t-shirt. Plus there’s the junior livestock sale tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. Also, for $30, you can spend the night at the Bio Park’s Aquarium. Tonight, sleep with the fishes and live to tell the tail. Also, don’t forget about the party for the elephants at the zoo tomorrow. You’re only bored if you want to be.
3. The Albuquerque City Council unanimously approved it’s own plan to revamp the citizen’s committee overseeing the police force. The new plan gives the agency more power than the old commision had to review investigations into officers and make recommendation on discipline. The police union is threatening to sue because it says the council’s plan goes too far in. Stripping officers of due process, Mayor R.J Berry has to sign off on the new oversight board plan, but the council does have enough support to override a veto if necessary.
2. We’re a state of extremes it seems. Last year it was all about the drought. Now, the remnants of tropical storm Odile are causing flooding in Doña Ana County and parts of Texas. There have been rescues and evacuations because of flooding in Ruidoso, more than three inches of rain has fallen in the last two days alone.
1. Scattered showers are possible later today.

Rain For The South…Bust For The North

September 18th, 2014 at 9:22 pm by under Weather

What a bust the storm turned out to be if you’re in the Albuquerque metro area. We talked about this yesterday on many of our shows and it actually panned  out today. I have to admit that I thought the storm rolling through Albuquerque during the day but it didn’t stay to the south. Most forecast models had the storm curling up in to central portions of the state which would have put Albuquerque in a good position to get meaningful rain. One model, the Canadian, had the storm staying south and that’s the route it took.

Over the next 24 hours will continue to see the remnants of a deal slide through eastern New Mexico providing more rain. Some areas could end up with an inch and a half to 2 inches of additional rain.

Scattered storms remain a possibility through the weekend but nothing too widespread. Here’s a look at the additional rain accumulation possibilities through Sunday.

Day Planner: Thursday, September 18th, 2014

September 18th, 2014 at 7:30 am by under Weather

It’s going to be another wet day in many parts of New Mexico.  Steady and heavy pockets of rain will be most favorable for the Southern parts of the state.  We could see an additional 1-3″ of rain.  This heavy rain on already saturated ground could lead to flooding and flash flooding issues.  Much of the metro area will be a bit drier.  Scattered light showers will be possible this afternoon and evening, but overall, the majority of the rain will be for the southern half of the state.   Today: partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, scattered light showers, highs near 75°.  Tonight: mostly cloudy, scattered rain, lows near 62°.