December 9th, 2013 at 9:59 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
We will have one more brutally cold night before temps finally start to warm to near seasonal averages. Lows overnight will be in the single digits in most area in the Rio Grande Valley while mountain areas will be as much as -20°. The good news is highs will rebound into the mid 30′s Tuesday afternoon. As we work through the rest of the week temps will continue to rise under partly sunny skies. By Thursday we will top out in the high 40′s.
We will have one moisture starved storm kick through the south on Thursday and Friday but this storm doesn’t look like a major player.
December 6th, 2013 at 10:11 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
A storm dropping in from the NW will deliver another round of mountain snow, gusty winds and more cold air. Snow will increase Saturday over the 4-corners and San Juan Mountains. Some light snow might well develop over the eastern portion of the state as moisture over runs cold air at the surface. Some sleet may fall as well over SE New Mexico.
By late in the day snow will spread over the rest of the northern mountains with significant accumulations most likely over the west slopes. Snow will continue into Sunday before tapering off Sunday night.
Here in the metro area our best chance for snow will be early Sunday morning. However, we are not likely to see significant snow. Yet another cold blast on Monday where highs will top out in the 20′s.
December 5th, 2013 at 2:39 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
A nice band of snow set up over the Albuquerque metro area this morning and continued through this afternoon. Snowfall amounts ranged from 5″ in the foothills to around an inch on the westside. This was the perfect scenario for snow in the metro area. This was by no means a blockbuster storm but it did have the right dynamics to hit the metro.
The main snow band will shift east throughout the night. This will lead to continued accumulating snow over the I-40 corridor around Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. Late tonight the last of the snow will exit and a cold night will set in.
We will have a break between systems on Friday with partly sunny skies and cold temps with highs in the 30′s. Then yet another storm takes aim on the state Saturday and Sunday. This storm too will pack plenty of cold air and some snow especially the mountains.
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:21 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
Some seriously cold air, big time winds and snow is headed our way the next few days. Snow will develop tonight over the 4-corners and slowly spread into the northern mountains during the day Wednesday. The winds will be the big players elsewhere across the state. Here in the metro winds will top 40mph at a gust. Over eastern sections winds could hit 60 mph.
By Thursday cold air will overtake the state with highs in the teens east and high 30′s in the metro. If we are going to get some snow with this system it will most likely happen early Thursday. I wouldn’t expect a lot of accumulating snow in the valley at this point but the forecast should be watched closely as this could change. Look for heavy snow to continue Thursday in the mountains.
This system will clear the state early on Friday. But yet another storm may roll in this weekend.
November 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
Mostly sunny skies will be the rule across the state on Thursday. Highs will remain cool but warmer than they were today. Here in the metro area the high will top out just shy of 50°. Northern mountain areas will remain in the low 40′s while southern areas will max out in the low 50′s.
By Friday winds will ramp up a little bit otherwise conditions should remain dry. Saturday looks a little more intriguing. I still don’t think we will see many showers but there will be more clouds. Highs will warm into the low to mid 50′s. Our next storm still looks like it could come in late next week. Happy Thanksgiving!