October, 2011

The Temperature Roller Coaster

October 31st, 2011 at 6:03 pm by under Weather

Tomorrow will be another warm day with westerly winds.  The east will be especially warm as the air slides down the east slopes of the mountains, compresses, and heats.  Temperatures will be up to 20° above normal for this time of the year.  However, the warm temps are short lived as a storm system passes to the north Wednesday.  Most of the precipitation will move through Wyoming and Colorado, with extreme northern communities, such as Raton and Red River, picking up a couple of inches of snow.

The much bigger story with this system is the potent cold front that will slide through the state from north to south.  Highs on Wednesday will be up to 35° cooler in the east, 25° cooler in central sections, and 20° cooler in the west.  Temperatures will rebound a bit on Thursday and Friday before another system passes by over the weekend.  Again this system will deliver only limited moisture to the north with another cool down for much of the state.

Photos: Underwater pumpkin carving

October 31st, 2011 at 3:18 pm by under Photos

From photojournalist Bob Thomas: Photos: Underwater pumpkin carving

We Are About To Get La Nina-ed

October 31st, 2011 at 3:09 pm by under Weather

There are two storms headed in our direction over the next five or so days.  The problem is both systems now look like they will turn a little too far north to help out much with precip.  However, both systems will be nice enough to crank up the winds and drop temps significantly.

The first storm will come in on Wednesday and skim the NE.  The northern mountains will have the best chance for a few inches of snow.  Here in the metro the major effect of this system will be gusty winds and a sharp drop in temperatures.

After a few days to recover the next system comes in early this weekend.  This storm too will not score a direct hit but rather skim the state to the north and drive another cold front through the area.

Swat situation temporarily closes school

October 31st, 2011 at 2:11 pm by under Latest Posts

A swat situation at 12th Street and Aztec in northwest Albuquerque put Garfield Middle school on lockdown and put Valley High School and Griegos Elementary on a shelter-in-place Monday.

APS has since lifted the lockdown and shelter-in-place.

Full story http://bit.ly/sKpDKv

Photo by photojournalist Mike Lovely:

Police: No meth lab in NW Albuquerque

October 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm by under Latest Posts, Photos

Police responded to Arroyo Villas 4701 Irving Boulevard in northwest Albuquerque Monday after reports of a meth lab.

A hazmat team also responded to the scene.

After a search of the are no meth lab was found.

However, police have arrested Gilbert Serrano, 29, because he has 4 to 5 miscellaneous warrants for traffic and 3 felony warrants for burglary.

Photos by photojournalist Dominic Crespin: