August 31st, 2013 at 5:02 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
Most of the storm activity on Saturday was focused around the Northern and Sacramento Mountains. Some of the storms did produce some hail and heavy rain. The other big weather story on Saturday were the temperatures! Temps soared well above average for many areas in New Mexico. Eastern New Mexico was extremely hot once again, Tucumcari made it back to the century mark. But, some relief from the above average temps is on the way along with better chances for more t-storms over the next few days.
A cold front is going to move through Sunday. The front will drop temperatures in Northeastern New Mexico and it’ll also spark more widespread thunderstorm activity. Our chances for storms in Albuquerque will still be pretty slim on Sunday before they ramp up on Labor Day. That’s when the front will start passing through the metro. So with the front and the storms in Eastern New Mexico, there’s the potential for some strong canyon winds Sunday night into Monday morning.
August 30th, 2013 at 4:03 pm by Bill Diven under Community Affairs, News
Many folks with time of this holiday weekend may be sipping wine, stocking up on chile or taking in other events.
The 26th annual Bernalillo Wine Festival runs from noon-7 p.m. through Monday in the north end of Bernalillo near the intersection of Camino del Pueblo and U.S. Highway 550 (which is being reconstructed at the Interstate 25 interchange).
To skip the drive to Bernalillo consider taking the Rail Runner Express, which has added trains to its regular weekend schedule and on Labor Day. The Sandoval/US 550 station is a short walk from the wine festival, and there’s also a free shuttle.
Down south the town of Hatch celebrates New Mexico’s signature crop with the annual Hatch Chile Festival all weekend. The festival grounds are just west of the town on the Deming highway.
Closer to home the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is offering a free concert Saturday afternoon featuring the classical string duo Estrellas de Cuerdas. It’s part of the regular Art in the Afternoon series, which features free admission and live music from 2-5 p.m.
And at 6 p.m. Saturday the Lobo football team launches its 2013 campaign by hosting Texas San Antonio. The first 2,500 fans through the gates will get a Head Coach Bob Davie bobblehead doll.
Additional weekend events can be found on the About.com Albuquerque website.
August 30th, 2013 at 3:14 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
High pressure is still dominating much of New Mexico right now and it’ll continue to do so into Saturday. But, by Sunday things will start to get interesting. That’s when more moisture will be moving into the state along with a cold front in Northeast New Mexico. This combination will give us a better shot for scattered storms. The best shot for rain will stretch from the Northeast New Mexico into the Southwest. Some of the storms could be slow movers so heavy rain could fall in a short period of time keeping the flash flooding risk high for Sunday and Labor Day.
Unfortunately, Southeastern New Mexico will stay rather hot and dry into next week. Stay with KRQE News 13 throughout the holiday weekend for the latest weather updates.
August 30th, 2013 at 6:15 am by Rebecca Valdez under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. National outrage now about a judge in Montana who let a convicted rapist go with spending just a month in jail. Hundreds of people protested outside of Judge Todd Baugh’s courtroom yesterday after the case where a teacher raped a teenage girl, and the girl ended up killing herself during the trial. Judge Baugh also says the girl had as much control of the situation as the teacher and was older than her chronological age.
4. Lets get on to your long Labor Day weekend. If you’re hitting the road gas prices here in New Mexico are staying the same even though they’re going up for most of the country. We average $3.46 a gallon, $3.36 in the Duke City which is about .20 cheaper than the rest of the country.
3. If you’re sticking around town head to Bernalillo for the New Mexico wine festival. It’s today through Sunday with 23 vendors and wineries from all around the state.
2. Another hot spot this long Labor Day weekend will be Elephant Butte lake. The good news is lake levels are up seven feet since the beginning of last month, that’s when they were at their lowest levels ever.
1. Today will be mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Tonight will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms and lows in the 60s.
August 30th, 2013 at 6:15 am by Kristen Van Dyke under Morning Show
Today will be mostly sunny in the morning then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Tonight will be partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms and lows in the 60s.