April, 2014

Weak Storm Closing In…

April 30th, 2014 at 8:29 pm by under Weather

A storm will drop into the state on Thursday and spread snow over the northern mountains with scattered showers possible over the lower elevations.  No area is likely to pick up a lot of snow or soaking rain but quick hitter showers or light snow accumulations are possible.  The chance for showers will diminish late on Thursday.

Another factor with this system will be the wind.  Winds will crank up in the metro area during the overnight hours.  Gusts could top 40 mph from the east.  Winds will likely stay strong through Thursday morning then they should die down.

Friday and into the weekend temps will rise under sunny skies.  We’ve been well below average temp wise all week.  That will change in a big way with highs in the 80′s by Saturday.  On the down side winds will come up a bit throughout the weekend.  But those winds will be nothing like what we had last weekend.

Keep an eye on next week.  The models like another storm coming in around Thursday.  Stay tuned!


City to host Child Abuse Prevention task force meeting

April 30th, 2014 at 6:56 pm by under Latest Posts

The Mayor’s Office along with other city departments and the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force will host a public outreach session Thursday.

Thursday’s session will take place at the Taylor Ranch Community Center at 4900 Kachina northwest at 6:00 p.m.

Officials say the purpose of the meeting is to introduce members to the task force and hear from representatives of the NM Child Abuse Prevention Partnership, the Children’s Law Center and the NM Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board along with others.

The public is invited to attend Thursday’s meeting, officials say there are also future outreach events planned for the coming months.


Need a new friend? Adopt a Chihuahua!

April 30th, 2014 at 1:54 pm by under Latest Posts

Looking for a furry friend to take home with you? Check out the Cinco de Chihuahuas special event this weekend at various shelters and shopping centers in Albuquerque.cinco de chihuahua

Animals will be displayed for adoption May 2-4 at the Animal Welfare Department’s eastside shelter, westside shelter, and a Lucky Paws and PetSmart.

All adult Chihuahuas will be $35 for one, and $10 off for each amigo! Dogs will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.

For more information, call 311 or visit http://www.cabq.gov/pets.

Hours and Locations

  • Eastside Shelter, 8920 Lomas Boulevard, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Westside Shelter, 11800 Sunset Gardens Road, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lucky Paws at Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul Boulevard, noon to 6 p.m.
  • PetSmart, 10248 Coors Bypass, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Haze Lifts This Afternoon

April 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm by under Weather

The day began in Albuquerque with quite a bit of dust obscuring the Sandias. As temps warm up this afternoon, some of that haze will lift, improving visibility. Despite warming up some this afternoon, afternoon highs remain cool as the northwesterly flow continues to dominate. Today will also feature even less wind than we’ve seen the past four days.

The wind returns Thursday as a weak storm passes through the state. A few spotty showers will be possible, with snow over the higher terrain. Thursday’s storm will also bring the winds back. This weak storm will quickly clear out late Thursday, making way from dramatic improvements for the weekend.

Winds come back down on Friday as afternoon highs warm by 10° – 15°. This will bring us back to near normal for temperatures. The warm up continues for Saturday and Sunday with highs up to 10° above average. The weekend is still set to feature less wind and lots of sunshine as well!

The Sandias are barely visible due to the dusty conditions.

The Sandias are barely visible Wednesday due to the dusty conditions.

Day Planner: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

April 30th, 2014 at 9:17 am by under Latest Posts, Weather

Good Morning!

It’s going to be another cold start followed by a cool afternoon.  Mostly to partly sunny skies with a high near 63°.  Winds will be breezy out of the east 10-20 mph.  Also, our air quality levels have drop to unhealthy levels due to high particulate matter, mainly dust.  Tonight, it’ll be about 42° with partly cloudy skies, and an east 5-10 mph wind.

Have a great Wednesday!
Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi