June, 2013

Reverse Monsoon Pattern Continues…

June 30th, 2013 at 3:40 pm by under Weather

Its not a monsoon pattern, but it’s working none the less to give us a daily chance for scattered storms.  Some of the storms at times can be strong to severe producing hail, winds in excess of 60 mph, blowing dust, heavy rain, and frequent lightning.  By no means will everyone see rain everyday over the next few days, but the chance will be there for storms to continue to pop-up during the heating of the day in the afternoon.

The trend has been for storms to fire around lunch time over the mountains and then move away from the mountains.  This will continue at least into the middle of the week.  By the 4th of July and into the weekend, storm activity will come down a bit, but there will still be just enough left over moisture to spark some spotty storms.

Mother Nature giving us a break for once?

June 29th, 2013 at 5:03 pm by under Weather

Once again, after some daytime heating storms began firing along the mountains of New Mexico.  Those storms then pushed away from the higher terrain producing hit or miss storms once again for at least some parts of New Mexico.  Another back door cold front is going to move through the state Saturday night.  This front will cause strong Canyon Winds in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque.  This wind will also bring with it even more moisture to trigger even more scattered storms on Sunday.

There’s also a chance some of the storms that develop on Sunday Eastern New Mexico could be severe.  We’ll keep you posted!  Plus, temps will continue to drop over the next few days!

Meet, hear Albuquerque candidates

June 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am by under Latest Posts

Candidates for mayor of Albuquerque and positions on the City Council have been invited to a public panel discussion today.

The session begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. at the Peace and Justice Center, 202 Harvard Ave. SE near the University of New Mexico.

Among the community concerns expected to be addressed are money in politics, police oversight, the Paseo del Norte overpass project, industry, employment, public health and homelessness.

Seventeen people are running for five council seats although as of Thursday four had not yet met the ballot threshold of 500 petition signatures.  Three candidates including the incumbent are running for mayor.

The election is on Oct. 8 and also will include bond issues and ballot questions.

Rain Chances Continue…

June 28th, 2013 at 9:50 pm by under Weather

We had thunderstorms pop-up in New Mexico on Friday bringing some relief from the extremely hot temperatures.  The chances for hit or miss storms will continue for Saturday and Sunday.  This added moisture will keep temps from heating up and it’ll actually drop them to below average numbers by next week.

But, the monsoon pattern isn’t the reason why we’re seeing the rain chances.  Instead it’s a reverse monsoon pattern where the high is off to our west with a low to our east.  This setup will provide just enough energy for moisture to continue to be pumped into New Mexico keeping the chances for showers alive next week.

Cat and dog adopt-a-thon today

June 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm by under Latest Posts

The nearly 1,000 cats and dogs needing homes Albuquerque Animal Welfare is cutting adoption fees in half for a special event today.
The 9-Hour Adopt-a-thon began ant 10:30 a.m. and continues through 7:30 p.m. at the city’s Eastside and Westside shelters and at Lucky Paws in Coronado Center.

Adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip and required vaccinations.

Details are available on the Animal Welfare website.