April 22nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
A storm system will pass well to our north on Wednesday. This will be one of the factors that will be lead to a significant up tick in wind speeds for most of New Mexico. Winds will top out around 35 mph in the metro area and up to 50 mph in SW New Mexico. Drier air will also flow in tomorrow leading to high fire danger all across the state.
By Thursday winds will die down and temps may well dip just a bit closer to seasonal averages. All areas should enjoy mostly sunny skies. Friday looks pretty good as well with lighter winds and mostly sunny skies.
The weekend definitely holds more intrigue. Models differ on a storm headed our way. The European model likes this system to drop into the state. Should the track you see in this image pan out we could pick up not only wind but some rain too!
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:06 am by John Smith under Weather
Winds pick up this afternoon as a warm southwesterly flow sets up. Afternoon highs will be well above normal as temperatures reach the mid 80s in the metro. A few storms will be possible over the higher terrain. However, there is less moisture to work with than yesterday, so dry lightning will be a concern. Combine that with the wind and warm temperatures, fire concerns will be rather high today. Red flag warnings are up for the northern half of the state, with the exception of the Northern Mountains.
Winds continue Wednesday as a storm system passes well to the north. On the back end of this storm, temperatures will cool as much as 10° for Wednesday. This will pull temperatures back to near average for this time of year. Thursday and Friday will be much quieter with more sunshine and less wind.
Another storm moves toward the state for the weekend. This storm will dive much farther south and pass through New Mexico. This will mean better chances of showers and storms across much more of the state. Temperatures will also cool again for Sunday.
Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches as of Tuesday at 11:00am.
April 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by maryannhatchitt under Morning Show, Weather
Another nice day in Albuquerque in the Metro area, it’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 84. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Tonight, expect isolated showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 47, and a south wind of 15 to 25 mph diminishing after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph, and there’s a 10 % chance of precipitation.
Enjoy your day.
Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi
April 21st, 2014 at 12:12 pm by John Smith under Weather
Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds a few afternoon storms. Moisture left over from the weekend and lift over the higher terrain will produce some storms. A few more storms could pop up across the east with sufficient moisture in place.
Temperatures continue to warm up through Tuesday. Then a storm system moves north of the state Wednesday into Thursday. This will boost up the winds across much of the state and give the far northern part of New Mexico a chance at a few more showers and storms.
Winds relax Friday as the storm system exits, but another moves in over the weekend. This storm system will drop farther south giving more of the state a shot a showers and storms late Saturday into Sunday. Temps will also drop on the back end of this storm for Sunday.
Clouds bubbling over the Sandia Mountains Monday morning. Even more moisture over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains led to showers there.
April 21st, 2014 at 4:40 am by maryannhatchitt under Morning Show, Weather
Get out and enjoy today! It’ll be mostly sunny with a high near 81, and a northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 47, and an east wind of 5 to 10 mph.
Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi