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Sunday’s Rainfall Totals…

July 27th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

SUNDAYSTOTALS

Sunday’s Rainfall Totals

Strong, slowly moving storms pounded parts of Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico on Sunday afternoon.   A cold front swept into the state and brought along with it tons of moisture.   Above you can see some of the preliminary rainfall totals from Sunday’s storms.

Flooding was a huge concern with these storms on Sunday and with the chance for more rain flash flooding will likely be an issue off and on all week long.   Stay tuned for what will likely be a very exciting week of weather in New Mexico.

 


Rainy Stretch Ahead…

July 27th, 2014 at 6:13 am by under Weather
Flash Flood Watch from 12pm-12am Sunday

Flash Flood Watch from 12pm-12am Sunday

Areas around the Northern Mountains were pounded by heavy rain on Saturday and more heavy rain is likely this afternoon and tonight.   Flash flood watches have been posted for Northeastern New Mexico.  These run from lunch time until midnight today.

A cold front is going to bring a surge of moisture into New Mexico.   Eventually, this moisture will find its way into Central New Mexico thanks to strong canyon winds in the Rio Grande Valley.  You will feel the winds picking up around dinner time and they’ll last into night here in Albuquerque.

This front will trigger more scattered storms across the entire state on Monday and then a series of systems will spark even more storm chances for the rest of the week.

 

 


Record Heat and Heavy Rain…

July 26th, 2014 at 9:31 pm by under Weather
Saturday's Highs versus Record Highs

Saturday’s Highs versus Record Highs

Ten cities in New Mexico hit the triple digits while four set new record highs.  They’re shown in the map above.  Albuquerque came close to its record of 102° by topping out at 100°.   Temperatures were almost 10° above average or more for many areas in New Mexico.

However, a cold front will bring immediate relief late tomorrow into Monday.   This will trigger widespread storms in Northern New Mexico and a better shot for scattered storms on Monday statewide.  Along with the rain chances will come a drop in high temps.  Temperatures will be slightly cooler on Sunday then they will fall to more seasonable highs or even below average by mid-week!

 

Saturday Afternoon's High Temps

Saturday Afternoon’s High Temps

 


Get Ready for the Heat…

July 26th, 2014 at 6:07 am by under Weather

High pressure is hanging out over New Mexico today.  That means it will be drier and extremely hot!  Highs will get close to 100 around Albuquerque while many areas like T or C, Socorro, and Roswell will hit the triple digits.  So be sure to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, and don’t leave the kids or pets in a hot car.

There’s a chance for some spot storms today.  But, they’re going to be limited to the higher terrain.  The weather will change quickly though on Sunday.   A cold front will move in from the northeast and it will bring in moisture, rain, and cooler temperatures.

Saturday's Forecast Highs

Saturday’s Forecast Highs


Another Hot Day with Some Storms…

July 20th, 2014 at 6:41 am by under Weather
Sunday's Forecast Highs

Sunday’s Forecast Highs

High pressure continues to control our weather, which means for us, limited storm chances and more heat!   Temperatures in Southern New Mexico will hit the triple digits while Albuquerque will break into the middle to upper 90s.

Along with the heat, there will be another round of storms possible this afternoon for parts of the state.   The storms will first fire in the mountains and eventually drift away from the higher terrain impacting valley locations.   But, the storm activity won’t be as widespread as it was last week.   Some of the storms will be slow movers so flooding could be a concern for areas impacted by the storms later today

Albuquerque's Hour-by-Hour Forecast

Albuquerque’s Hour-by-Hour Forecast