April 20th, 2014 at 4:56 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
The storm system that brought scattered storms to much of New Mexico this weekend continues to move east. We are still seeing some storms firing on the backside of the system tonight. Much of this activity will be winding down after sunset and our skies will continue to clear out for Monday morning.
A cold front will move into the state for Monday and with the moisture we have in place from this weekend, we could have some spot storms pop-up along the central mountain chain and in the Eastern Plains. But, most areas will be dry for Monday with more sunshine, warmer temps, and breezy conditions.
Some more storms could pop-up again on Tuesday. However, this time most of the action will be strictly over the mountains. Storms could fire on Tuesday also thanks to the moisture that is in place from this past weekend and we could see showers developing around lunchtime into mid-afternoon thanks to daytime heating.
The winds will really crank up on Wednesday elevating the fire danger.
April 19th, 2014 at 9:53 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
Southern New Mexico picked up the most rain Saturday. Many areas picking up close 0.25″ or more in some spots. Some areas like Cloudcroft and Alamogordo were under severe thunderstorm warnings for hail and high winds.
Fortunately, the severe threat is over for tonight, but there is a shot for some more thunderstorms around lunch time into the evening for much of Northern and Eastern New Mexico. Like Saturday, Easter won’t be a complete washout but we will have the chance for hit or miss showers and storms throughout the day.
April 17th, 2014 at 8:14 pm by chrisgilson 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.
April 16th, 2014 at 8:39 pm by chrisgilson 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.
April 15th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
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).