Near Record Warmth & Strong Winds….January 4th, 2014 at 7:59 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
Temperatures in central and southern New Mexico really took off Saturday afternoon under the sunshine. Albuquerque recorded a high temperature of 61° That was close to the record of 62° that was set back in 1918. Other areas climbed into the mid to upper 60s and Carlsbad even hit 70°!!
But, a cold front is diving south tonight and it is responsible for the strong, gusty wind and snow in the far north. Some of the highest gusts in New Mexico ranged from 40-53 mph. Winds will remain strong into Sunday especially along the East Mountains. That is where winds will continue to gust up to 40 mph!
As far as snow goes, nn inch of snow was reported early Saturday evening near Raton, 3 inches in 3 hours was reported in Capulin, and close to two inches in other parts of Colfax County. Most areas will stay within this range by the time all is said and done late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Temperatures will remain chilly on Monday before rebounding to average or above by Tuesday.