As a parade of moisture continues to pass to our north there is very little change to talk about weather wise over the next five days. Look for mostly sunny skies over the weekend with highs in the low 60′s in the metro area. There is a possibility of record breaking heat in SE NM on Saturday when highs will get close to 80°. Sunday looks mild and dry as well. There are some minor changes possible on Monday into Tuesday. A storm passing north will drive a cold front into the eastern portion of the state. This will only knock down temps between 5°-10°. Skies will remain mostly sunny through much of next week.
As far a a significant storm goes that looks most likely at the end of next week. Of course, we’ve said that before and alas it hasn’t worked out. We will keep you posted. Have a great weekend and enjoy the warm temps.
The Lobo women’s basketball team has experienced defeat for only the second time this season. The Lobos fall at Houston 77 to 62. Freshman point guard Bryce Owens scored a career high 20 points in the loss.
A former operations battalion chief with the Farmington Fire Department has been named chief of the department at New Mexico State University.
Mario Acosta takes over Dec. 1 leading the department that includes student firefighters.
His 25 years working with public agencies includes experience in emergency response and management. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and holds a master’s degree in public management from Northern Arizona University.
Most recently he was the deputy fire chief of the Woodinville Fire and Rescue District near Seattle. He began as a firefighter in Farmington in 1986 rising to operations battalion chief.
The NMSU department has four executive staff and 14 firefighters who also are full-time students.
ABQ BioPark herpetologists recently moved a male Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) into the Reptile House at the Zoo. The male alligator came from Sedgwick County Zoo and has been in quarantine for about a month. Now, BioPark guests can see the new addition alongside a female Chinese alligator that has been on exhibit for a year.
Time for the five things you need to know before you go!
5) This has got a lot of people here talking. You remember Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Weiner the one who took a lot of heat for taking this picture in the red-light district in the Philippines. Now he’s writing a movie and he thinks Charlie Sheen should play him.
4) If you want a great deal at local stores go to Nob Hill tomorrow. Starting at noon Central will be blocked off for the shop and stroll and a lot of stores will have sales. Plus The Twinkle Light Parade there starts at 5:15pm.
3) You can get in the holiday spirit tonight for the ‘Hanging of the Greens’ at UNM. The University is going to light 14-thousand luminarias and have caroling, plus free hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Tomorrow you can take the luminarias home for free.
2) When you’re out this weekend try to pick up an extra gift or two for Toys for Tots. The Marines still need thousands of toys for the big toys for tots drive. Heads up if you want to get gifts from the program the last days for you to sign up are in the beginning of next week.
1) Today will be sunny, with a high near 62-degrees and a calm western wind around 5-miles-per-hour in the afternoon. Then tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 34-degrees and a western wind around 5-miles-per-hour.