July, 2014

More Storms Through The Weekend

July 31st, 2014 at 10:29 pm by under Weather

With yet another impressive thunderstorm day under our belts for the last day of July will start off August wet as well. Widespread thunderstorms and set up northeast southwest across the state on Friday bringing scattered to numerous storms and more beneficial rain. There will still be the concern of widespread flooding in areas that are already waterlogged.

Over the weekend the chance for storms won’t go down much. For the first time in what seems like this whole summer we will set up more of a standard monsoon flow pattern. Moisture tracking up from the south will heat up throughout the day and more storms of form.

How much more rain will we see? Well, take a look at the numbers below and you can see we could add 2 to 3 more inches of rain through the weekend.


Santa Fe County to host public safety recruitment

July 31st, 2014 at 8:24 pm by under Latest Posts

The annual Santa Fe County Public Safety Recruitment Day is on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sam’s Club parking lot (4201 Rodeo Rd). All public safety departments will be on hand to answer questions about their specific field.  Santa Fe County will have Sheriff’s Officers, Fire Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Regional Emergency Communication Center Dispatchers, Corrections Officers and Medical staff on site. Interested individuals will also have an opportunity to participate in practice physical agility testing.

In addition to the recruitment, families are invited to enjoy popcorn, snow cones and check out the public safety units including fire trucks and Sheriff’s patrol units.  The Santa Fe County Fire Department will also have the children’s firehouse simulator available so children can practice what to do in a real fire emergency. The Sheriff’s Office will be providing child identification finger printing as well.

Individuals will be able to apply for vacant positions at this event, so bring a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent.

Department of Health hosts free shot clinic in Hobbs

July 31st, 2014 at 3:54 pm by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Hobbs Public Health Office will be hosting two back-to-school immunization clinics:

  • Thursday August 7, 2014 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 9, 2014 10:00 until 3:00 p.m.

Both clinics will be at the Lea County Health Department office at 1923 N. Dal Paso Ste. B in Hobbs, NM. 

The immunization clinic is free of charge.

If you would like more information contact the Hobbs Public Health Office at (575) 397-2463.

Wet July Ends With More Storms

July 31st, 2014 at 11:09 am by under Weather

Today central and western New Mexico will be favored for showers and storms. A few storms will be possible across the east, but cooler temperatures and a worked over atmosphere will limit how much action is seen in this part of the state. Meanwhile, the focus shifts to central and western New Mexico where daytime heating and ample moisture will combine for more showers and storms.

Albuquerque currently sits at 3.41″ of rainfall for the month of July. If Albuquerque gets a heavy shower over the city (or more specifically the Sunport), we could eclipse 4.00″ of rainfall in a single month for the first time since July 1930. We were close last September when we hit 3.97″.

Regardless of how July ends, August will begin with more showers and storms across the state as we recycle moisture from our latest cold front. Those storms continue into the weekend. However, high pressure starts to move back over the state over the weekend as well. So, expect decreasing storm coverage with each passing day through early next week. The higher terrain will continue to be favored for storms. Our next round of moisture appears to edge into the northeast toward the middle of next week.

Albuquerque has received more than twice the average amount for the month of July.

Albuquerque has received more than twice the average amount for the month of July.

Day Planner: Thursday, July 31st, 2014

July 31st, 2014 at 6:22 am by under Weather

We will be ending the month of July on a wet note.   It won’t take long for rain and storms to move back overhead.  By this evening, more scattered showers and storms will make their way back into the skies of New Mexico.  Isolated heavy rain will bring the threat of flooding and flash flooding back to the area. This is a pattern that we’ll need to get use to because now through the weekend we will see additional rounds of rain and storms.  Today, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, scattered storms, highs near 85°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, scattered storms, lows near 66°.