Ridge Moves In…

October 22nd, 2014 at 8:19 pm by under Weather

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the southwest in the next few days.  This high will lock all moisture well to our north and lead to rising temperatures.  Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 70′s with sunny skies.  Highs will continue to rise through the weekend.  By Saturday temps will be close to the 80′s here in Albuquerque and well into the 80′s out east.

Our weather pattern will begin to change early next week.  There is much debate between US models and the European Model on what is going to play out.  Most of the disagreement centers on how far south our next storm system will drop on Monday.  Below is the European look at the storm track.  You can see it drops down into the northern part of New Mexico.  If this track pans out the east slopes of the northern mountains could actually pick up some snow.  Stay tuned!


5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

October 22nd, 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. Pistol Pete is in a good ol’ fashioned duel. OklahomaState is now suing New MexicoState claiming Pistol Pete looks a lot like its mascot. They claim they had the mascot first. Needless to say, NMSU says that’s not true and was surprised with the lawsuit.

4. We finally know who’s telling us not to ‘Call Saul’ the fictional lawyer from breaking bad. Revo and Smith, a law firm in town put up the billboard, saying Saul gives defense attorneys a bad name. They also say they’re surprised by how much attention the billboard’s getting.

3. Starting next Monday you’ll be able to give the city your two cents when it comes to fixing APD. That’s when the actual public comment sessions start. The city had the first APD reform meeting last night, but it was just for city leaders to talk, not for the public. Find out more about them at KRQE.com.

2. Murder charges for a deadly robbery in the SouthValley, but not for the clerk who pulled the trigger. This happened Monday night as deputies say Christopher Garza and Ruben Lucero robbed the Pajarito Store and pointed a gun at the clerk. That clerk shot and killed Garza and now Lucero’s charged with murder because investigators say the death happened as a result of his crime.

1. The sun returns today.

Storm Killing Ridge Sets Up!

October 21st, 2014 at 10:37 pm by under Weather

A strong ridge of high-pressure will build over the Southwest in the next few days. That ridge will clear out any clouds and lead to mostly sunny skies and warming temperatures back into the high 70s. Through the weekend we should see warm temperatures and sunny skies continue with highs remaining in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Changes roll back into the forecast area by Monday.   A cold trough show signs of dropping toward New Mexico.  The exact track of the system is very much in doubt but there are signs that if he comes far enough south of the northern mountains could see some snow.  Below is a look at our storm killing ridge.



Day Planner: Monday, October 20th, 2014

October 20th, 2014 at 7:30 am by under Weather

We had a mild start to the day and we’ve seen a few light showers in the southern portion of the state.  As we continue through the day, expect partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies.  Temperatures will peak in the 60s and 70s.  Scattered showers and storms will be possible today, mainly for the southern portion of the state.  We could see a few stray showers tonight that move through the metro and the northern mountains.  Today, partly to mostly cloudy, scattered showers, highs near 72°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, lows near 51°.  Tomorrow the chance for rain and storms will increase.  We’ll see the chance for passing showers through the first half of the week.  By the end of the week and weekend, we’ll have drier skies with temperatures in the mid 70s.

A Parade of Storms…

October 17th, 2014 at 9:50 pm by under Weather

Over the next 4 to 5 days we will have a high volume of storms coming in the New Mexico the question is what is the quality of the storms?  To be quite honest, it doesn’t look that great right now but overall by the time we’re finished with this pattern by say Thursday or Friday a wide area of the state could pick up light to moderate rain.

It all kicks off tonight with a weak storm system passing through spreading scattered showers. Then tomorrow with plenty of clouds around we are mainly looking at some isolated rain.

The second storm system comes in Sunday into Monday. This one will drop a little farther to the south so look for southern New Mexico to be the focus for the scattered storms. And then a third system could well come in by midweek.  This one has the potential to spread rain and high mountain snow across the north.

Below is a look at the 5 to 7 day precipitation. It’s not huge but it would be beneficial.