Weekend Storm Brings Changes

April 24th, 2014 at 12:31 pm by under Weather

Today will be very nice with less wind, lots of sunshine, and warm temps. The wind returns Friday afternoon as a storm system nears the state. Once the winds return, they will be here for several days. The storm enters the state over the weekend. How much of the state gets showers will depend on the track, but right now the north and west look to be favored for showers. Some high mountain snow will be likely across the north.

Regardless of storm track, two things are certain. There will be some high winds across the entire state, followed by cooler air. Winds will gust up to 60 mph across the east Saturday and Sunday, while the rest of the state could see gusts as high as 45 – 55 mph. Winds die down some early next week, but remain on the windy side.

Cooler air will also rush in by Sunday. Temperatures will fall from near normal on Saturday to 10° – 15° below normal on Sunday. This cooler air mass is potent and will keep temperatures well below average much of next week.

Kentucky Derby Party to raise funds for hospice

April 24th, 2014 at 8:05 am by under Latest Posts

DURANGO, COLO (KRQE) – A Kentucky Derby Party will take place Saturday, May 3, to benefit Hospice of Mercy in Durango, Colo.

Guests are invited to dress up and cheer for the fastest horses at the event scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Garden at the Rochester Hotel.

Funds raised will go toward a new 12-bed hospice residence.

Prizes will be given for ladies’ best hat, men’s best dressed and a raffle for the winning horse.

Tickets are $25 for Young Professionals of Durango members and $75 for the general public, and can be purchased at the Durango Chamber’s website, or by calling 247-0312. The prices include race viewing and two specialty drinks.


5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

April 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the 5 things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. You may soon be able to watch your favorite shows online without those annoying digital hiccups. The FCC is looking at a new set of rules that would prevent internet providers like Comcast from slowing websites like Netflix in order to get you to buy their streaming service.

4. The idea to add fluoride to BernalilloCounty’s water supply went down the drain at the Water Authority meeting last night, but the agency promises to revisit the fluoridation issue in the future.

3. A Clovis teacher at GattisMiddle School is back in the classroom this morning. This after being accused of slapping a seventh grade student across the face last week after the boy made a joke. The boy’s father has filed a police report the school district and police are investigating. The teacher was put on leave for two days and the principal says the district thought a two-day leave was a fair punishment.

2. Following Monday’s deadly shooting of a 19-year-old woman who was a suspected car thief,  Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden held a news conference. He provided few answers to basic questions. The chief said they have not been able to retrieve video from officer Jeremy Dear’s lapel cam. They sent it to the manufacturer. They are looking to see if other officers in the area captured the fatal encounter with Mary Hawkes.

1. Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72. Tonight you can expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 49.

Day Planner: Thursday Morning, April 24, 2014

April 24th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under Morning Show


Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72. Tonight you can expect partly cloud skies with a low around 49.

Have a good day,

Kassandra Crimi


Quiet For Now…

April 23rd, 2014 at 3:22 pm by under Weather

The winds came roaring in across the state right on schedule today.  Gusts have hit 50 mph across eastern NM with the metro area topping 35 mph.  Winds will slowly die down through the overnight hours.  We will get a one day break from the wind on Thursday with most areas topping out 10-20 mph.  Mostly sunny skies will prevail as well with highs in the 70′s.

Friday looks like it will get off to a mellow start with sunny skies and light winds but by the afternoon winds will ramp up in advance of our next powerful storm system entering the state.  Look for high to top our in the high 70′s.

The weekend will be dominated by very strong winds, sharply colder temps and showers.  The winds will easily top 50mph at a gust with temps as much as 20° cooler.  The shower possibilities will depend on the exact storm track which still needs to be nailed down.  The farther south the storm drops the more widespread the rain and mountain snow will be.  We should be able to fine tune who gets what tomorrow.