John Smith

Widespread Rain from Odile

September 17th, 2014 at 6:09 am by under Weather

The weather the rest of the week will be dominated by what is now Tropical Storm Odile. Southerly moisture will continue to be streamed into southern New Mexico ahead of Odile today. Expect the persistent steady rainfall to continue for much of the south. Some of those showers will creep into the Albuquerque metro area throughout the day.

Thursday, Odile crosses New Mexico. Showers will expand to include northern New Mexico. Some pockets of heavier rainfall will still be possible with flash flooding remaining a concern. Friday, Odile exits to the north and east. Most of the widespread showers will focus across the eastern plains.

Over the weekend, the weather will stay active as a back door cold front pushes in. Expect scattered showers and storms, especially during the day Saturday. As the front washes out, storm coverage will decrease for Sunday and early next week.

Progress of the remnants of Odile over the next 3 days.

Progress of the remnants of Odile over the next 3 days.


The Weather Stays Active!

September 16th, 2014 at 5:41 am by under Weather

An ideal setup will allow for widespread showers and storms across the west. Our cold front has now pushed to the continental divide. In addition, Tropical Storm Odile is helping push up moisture as it passes south and west of the state. Flash flood watches are in place across the southwest.

Late Wednesday through Friday, the remnants of Odile will cross through the state. This will lead to more showers and storms. It could also lead to more flash flooding due to the prolonged rainfall across the state.

Storm coverage will back off some over the weekend, but it will take a few days for the weather to completely quiet down across the state.

Southwest New Mexico will see the most rainfall over the next 5 days.

Southwest New Mexico will see the most rainfall over the next 5 days.


Cold Fronts and Hurricanes

September 15th, 2014 at 6:14 am by under Weather

A cold front will move into eastern New Mexico today. This will help fire storms in areas east of the central mountain chain. As the front continues westward through the state, breezy conditions will develop in the Albuquerque metro area tonight. Expect more storms across central and western New Mexico Tuesday.

Hurricane Odile is making landfall this morning in Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are currently topping 115 mph. This storm will continue to ride up the coast toward Southern California, then turn into Arizona. The remnants of the storm will arrive in New Mexico late this week and into the weekend. The storm will not be near as strong as it is now, but will provide more moisture to enhance showers and storms.

Hurricane Odile could impact our weather late this week.

Hurricane Odile could impact our weather late this week.

Spot storms possible in Albuquerque this afternoon with elevated winds tonight.

Spot storms possible in Albuquerque this afternoon with elevated winds tonight.


Hot and Dry Start to the Week

September 1st, 2014 at 5:06 pm by under Weather

The sunny skies and hot temperatures will continue as you go back to work Tuesday. Afternoon highs will run 5° – 15° above average Tuesday afternoon. Albuquerque will hit the low 90s, while the south continues to flirt with triple digit heat.

The area of high pressure sitting over the state now will shift east by the end of the week. That will allow for modest moisture flow from the south, leading to scattered afternoon storms by Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, additional moisture and lift will arrive in the northeast courtesy of a back door cold front.

As moisture returns to the state, temperatures will come back down. Albuquerque will return to the low 80s by the end of the weekend and start of next week. The southeast will drop back to the upper 80s!

Hot and dry weather will continue through at least midweek.

Hot and dry weather will continue through at least midweek.


Quiet Weather Through Holiday Weekend

August 28th, 2014 at 3:04 pm by under Weather

The storm system that brought showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday is now leaving Colorado. Behind it, drier air is setting up for the next several days. Expect lots of sunshine with temperatures still on the cooler side Friday afternoon.

Saturday remains quiet, but temperatures slowly start to warm through the weekend. By Sunday and Labor Day Monday, afternoon highs in Albuquerque will reach the low 90s. Meanwhile, the southeast will warm into the upper 90s. A few locations could push 100°!

Another storm will pass even farther to our north during the day Sunday. Showers are unlikely across most of the state. However, winds will be elevated during the day Sunday, making for a breezy afternoon.

This Week's Weather

Quiet weather into the holiday weekend with gradually warming temps.