Five Things You Need to Know Before You GoJune 30th, 2014 at 6:00 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show
5. Today kicks off the 100 Days and Nights of Summer DWI Enforcement campaign across New Mexico. Officers will be looking for drunk drivers at checkpoints and in saturation patrols. The campaign runs through September 30th.
4. There’s free admission today at the Rio Grande Zoo. The Albuquerque BioPark is making some changes to its Master Plan, which will be on display for public input.
There’s regular admission today at the Botanic Garden and Aquarium.
3. Texting and driving in New Mexico becomes illegal tomorrow throughout the state. You can be pulled over if law enforcement sees you even looking down at your phone. If you’re caught texting and driving the fine is $25 for a first offense, $50 for each subsequent arrest. New Mexico joins 41 others states nationwide with similar laws.
2. Effective today, many popular areas in the Sandia and Manzano Mountains are closed to the public because of the continued drought and high fire dangers. Among the areas closed to the public include the La Luz Trail. Albuquerque fire officials say they don’t expect to close the bosque this summer. They’d rather keep it open and have more eyes watching for fires sparking up in the city’s open spaces.
1. Expect temperatures reaching the triple digits in the Metro area today. Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight there’s a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.