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Rain On The Way…

April 17th, 2014 at 8:14 pm by under Weather

After a beautiful Thursday, the weather is going to be unsettled as we go into the holiday weekend.   An area of low pressure is going to move in from the west and it is going to track right over New Mexico.   What that means for us is a good shot for scattered storms.

There’s a slight chance for some dry t-storms on Friday, but the activity will really ramp up on Saturday afternoon into the evening.   All models agree this storm is heading right for us.   But, they disagree on exactly how much precip we will get.   Either way, keep the rain gear handy and your eye to the sky if you have outdoor plans on Saturday.

 

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System Moves Out Tonight Another Saturday…

April 16th, 2014 at 8:39 pm by under Weather

We have a weak system moving through the state tonight and it will keep winds breezy to gusty overnight in parts of New Mexico.   Snow will be confined to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains where 2-5″ will fall tonight.   This system is a fast mover so we aren’t expecting that much to accumulate this time around in the mountains.

Skies clear out quickly tomorrow morning behind the system and the winds will be lighter.  So get outside and enjoy Thursday because the winds will return with a chance for scattered storms on Saturday.   The models disagree on how much rain we could see, but one thing looks for sure is that much of the state will at least have a shot for a t-storm or two on Saturday.

 

One models suggestion for precip chances on Saturday.

One models’ suggestion for precip chances on Saturday.


A couple of storms moving in…

April 15th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by under Weather

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Our first storm system moves in tomorrow afternoon and it’ll crank up the winds more than anything else.   We will have the chance for snow over the northern mountains Wednesday evening, but unlike Sunday night’s storm most of the precip will stay farther to the north.   So we are only talking a couple of inches being possible over the northern Sangre de Cristo Mtns. of New Mexico into Colorado (shown above).

 

Another storm system that is more interesting to watch will arrive Friday night into Saturday.  This will be a warmer storm and it’ll trigger scattered t-storms in New Mexico on Saturday (shown below).

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Snowfall Totals from Sunday Night…

April 14th, 2014 at 12:32 pm by under Weather

Unfortunately, Albuquerque wasn’t able to pick up any rain this weekend, but parts of the Northern Mountains and the Northeast did pick up beneficial rain and snow.

Here’s a look at some of the snowfall totals from Sunday night into Monday morning.

Kachina Peak 8″

Taos Powderhorn Snotel 6″

Eagle Nest 5″

Near Black Lake (Colfax Co.) 4.5″

Tolby Snotel 3″

Hopewell Snotel 3″

Rociada 2″

Moriarty 1.3″

Source: National Weather Service


High Winds, Rain, & Snow on Sunday…

April 13th, 2014 at 8:29 pm by under Weather

Our second storm system is moving through and packing a real punch as it does so.   You likely felt and heard the winds on Sunday and it is going to remain breezy to windy overnight.   We had wind gusts as high as 67 mph in Santa Fe and Gallup while our peak gust in Albuquerque was 55 mph.

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Snow and rain chances will continue along I-40 and to the north.   Accumulating snow will be focused in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the Raton Ridge.   So travel may be tough through the mountains and also between Las Vegas and Raton from tonight into early Monday morning.   Showers will taper by mid-morning and skies will begin clearing out with the winds coming down as well.   Another storm system moves in by Wednesday night.  Stay with KRQE News 13 for more weather updates.

 

Model showing chance for some more showers Wednesday night into Thursday in Northern New Mexico

Model showing chance for some more showers Wednesday night into Thursday in Northern New Mexico