Ian Schwartz

Mild week ahead, some changes

September 30th, 2012 at 6:23 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

Storms fired over eastern New Mexico Sunday afternoon with much of the west staying dry.

Monday will mean even less in the way of storm coverage, with a few possible over the northeast.

High pressure to the west will help to keep the state rain free for a good portion of the week.

Most of us will have above normal temps as well, with Albuquerque hovering in the low 80s all week.

As Thursday approaches, a cold front will enter the northeast, dropping temps 10 to 15 degrees.

The front will not be packing moisture with it, but a second one for the weekend may.

It is too early to tell if it will bring rain for Balloon Fiesta, but cooler temperatures are in store.

Clear west, storm shot east

September 29th, 2012 at 5:15 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

A calm day for most of New Mexico today with some limited storm activity in the NE.

Storms will continue to roll along the Sangre De Cristo Mountains this evening but will start to dwindle by tonight.

Sunday will mean clear conditions for most of western NM with another round of storms possible in the north and the northeast.

A cold front pushing into the northeast will help to fire the storms, but it wont drop temperatures too much.

As we start the week more sunshine and dry conditions will take over as a ridge of high pressure starts to build in from the west.

Another cold front will push into the northeast Wednesday into Thursday. This front isn’t packing a lot of moisture, but it will drop temperatures in many locations.

Have a great weekend!

Storms for some this weekend

September 27th, 2012 at 7:36 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

Active weather has favored the eastern half of the state today and the east will be the focus for storms on Friday.

Expect afternoon storms east of the central mountain chain as we get into the weekend, with clearing skies in the NW.

Sunday night a cold front will push into the northeast, firing off storms into Monday. Temps will also dip slightly with the arrival of the cold front.

Albuquerque has a slight chance of rain, but not much of anything is expected.

As we get into the start of the week, the trend will be to dry out statewide as a high pressure ridge starts to build.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Photo: Hail hammers I-25

September 27th, 2012 at 3:38 pm by under Weather

North of Las Vegas on Interstate 25 motorists encountered what was described by on as a hail-snow mix around 3 p.m. today.

Several strong storms were reported in eastern and northeastern New Mexico with more in the forecasts.

Track weather watches and warnings and the KRQE.com Weather Alerts section.

Weather changes on the way

September 23rd, 2012 at 5:14 pm by under Latest Posts, Weather

The warm and calm weather will come to a close as we start the work week.

Above normal temperatures will give way to more seasonable norms.

A small disturbance will snuggle up to New Mexico by late Monday bringing increased storm chances for areas north of I-40.

Albuquerque can expect a slight uptick in rain chances Monday and Tuesday, but the best action will be north of the metro and in the mountains.

Expect cooler temps by Wednesday in ABQ, going from temps in the mid 80s this weekend to the upper 70s.

Toward the end of the week the storm focus will be in SW and central NM as tropical moisture creeps into the state from what will be the remnants of Tropical Storm Miriam.

Forecast models are uncertain about the track of the storm’s remains, so it is something we will keep an eye on.

Until then, have a great week!