5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: January 31, 2014

January 31st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. A billion people in China and millions around the world are celebrating the first day of the Chinese New Year today. This is the most important day of the Chinese holiday, kicking off a celebration that last 15 days. This is the year of the horse.

4. Get ready for some pain at the pump, the gas pump that is. Legislators are considering increasing the gas tax in New Mexico to pay for road construction projects.    

3. While you’re laying into your supply of chips, dip and drinks during this Sunday’s Super Bowl game, be warned the cops will be out in force looking for drunk drivers. This is statewide and in Albuquerque. The push will include DWI checkpoints and stepped up patrols.

2. Credit card users check out your statements for a mysterious charge for $9.84. The better business bureau warns there’s a new wave of fraud. These mysterious charges can show up on your statement they’re typically for an amount you might overlook. No reports of this hitting New Mexico yet, but experts say it’s coming and it doesn’t just have to be $9.84. They say you should be on the look out for any charges you don’t recognize.

1. Today you can expect isolated showers after 11a.m. and partly cloudy skies with a high near 59. It’ll be breezy with a south wind of 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Wind gusts could get as high 35 mph. This evening you can expect isolated showers and mostly cloudy skies with a low around 32. The wind will come from the west at 5 to ten mph with a ten percent chance of rain.

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