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Cold Front Moving In Today…

August 10th, 2014 at 6:10 am by under Weather

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A cold front is diving in from the Northeast and this will trigger more scattered storms and periods of heavy rain for parts of the state.   The Northern Mountains and the Northeast will have the best shot for rain today, but even Santa Fe and Albuquerque could get another round of storms.    Storm chances will continue for central and western New Mexico on Monday before some changes will push shower chances farther north and west on Tuesday.


Some Storms Today, More on Sunday

August 9th, 2014 at 6:02 am by under Weather
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Saturday’s Forecast High Temperatures

Some clouds are rolling through the state this morning with some light spotty showers in parts of southern New Mexico.   Storm chances will again increase later this afternoon.  We will first see the storms fire around the mountains and eventually drift into some of the valley locations.    Albuquerque and parts of central New Mexico will have a chance for some spot storms today.

That’s because a cold front will be moving into the northeast.   The front will bring more moisture and the energy needed to trigger more storms for the second half of the weekend.


Impressive Start to August…

August 3rd, 2014 at 9:58 pm by under Weather
As of Sunday Night @ 10 pm

As of Sunday Night @ 10 pm

Between the storm that dumped on parts of Albuquerque Friday night and a renegade shower on Sunday night, the Sunport has picked up rain every day since August began.   On Friday, the Sunport set a daily rainfall record by getting .91″ of rain.  After midnight on Friday, another 0.12″ of rain fell over the airport.   Then after a fairly quiet Saturday and Sunday a renegade shower popped up over parts of the metro again giving the Sunport another 0.05″ of rain.

When you add everything up, we’ve measured 1.10″ of rain in just the first 3 days of this month at the Sunport alone while other areas got more than 2.5″ of rain in just a few hours on Friday night.   We could have at least one more active day on Monday before we start to dry out some by the middle of the week.

Source: National Weather Service

Source: National Weather Service

 


Western NM Favored for Storms Sunday…

August 3rd, 2014 at 7:15 am by under Weather
Flash Flood Watches for Sunday

Flash Flood Watches for Sunday

 

Western New Mexico will be favored for storms this afternoon and the Northern Mountains could be a bit more active today compared to Saturday afternoon.  Flash Flood Watches continue for parts of Catron and Socorro Counties through midnight tonight.  Eventually an area of high pressure that is currently sitting to our east will shift back over the state by mid-week.   This will limit our storm chances to the mountains and temperatures will warm back up to more seasonable highs.

Sunday's Outlook

Sunday’s Outlook


Friday Night’s Impressive Rainfall Totals

August 2nd, 2014 at 7:12 am by under Weather

Strong thunderstorms ripped through parts of Albuquerque Friday night dumping tons of rain in a very short period of time.  Parts of downtown picked up more than 2.50″ of rain including Martin Luther Jr. & University along with parts of the UNM Campus.

The Sunport set a daily rainfall record Friday night.   There 1.03″ of rain was measured.  More heavy rain in central and western New Mexico is likely Saturday afternoon.  Stay with KRQE News 13 for more weather updates.

Friday Night's Rainfall Totals...Source: NWS Albuquerque

Friday Night’s Rainfall Totals…Source: NWS Albuquerque