December 12th, 2013 at 8:37 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
There will be a storm heading through the state early Friday morning. We’ve already seen rain showers over southern NM. Most of that rain has dissipated as its moved north through out the day.
A second wave of precip will head in overnight. The models continue to advertise a snow band setting up over the Rio Grande Valley early Friday morning. If this pans out we could pick up some light snow amounts over the metro area. Nothing earth shattering but an inch or so is possible assuming that band sets up. Otherwise look for plenty of clouds early with a spot snow shower or two but nothing real significant.
Skies clear for the weekend with cool temps Saturday warming to seasonal averages by Sunday.
December 11th, 2013 at 5:10 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
Another winter storm is heading for New Mexico. This storm is a bit warmer than past storms and it will focus much of its precip over the southern half of the state. Showers will begin early Thursday of SW NM in the form of rain. Snow will be possible in higher areas of the Gila Wilderness however. Scattered showers will expand over southern areas on Thursday afternoon. As far as the metro area goes, our best shot to pick up a little snow will be early Friday morning. By later in the day Friday the storm will move out.
The weekend looks pretty quiet with mostly sunny skies and mild temps. There is the potential for another game changing round of cold and another storm late next week.
December 10th, 2013 at 8:48 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
There is yet another cold front headed our way on Wednesday but don’t panic this one is too shallow to be a big factor west of the central mountain chain. In fact, temps tomorrow in the metro area will be up about 5°. the same increase will be the rule over most of central and western NM. Meanwhile out east temps will fall from today’s readings by about 10° in most area but places like Raton will crater 20°+.
On the positive side skies will be mostly sunny statewide with our next storm on the way by Thursday. This system look like it will have minimal impact precip wise on the state but it could produce some scattered showers. Most of the showers will favor the southern 1/3 of NM.
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 8th, 2013 at 10:28 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for much of Central New Mexico until Monday afternoon. Snow will increase in coverage overnight making for tough travel in parts of the state. Valley locations will pick up about 1-2″ and the mountains could get 2-5″ with some isolated higher totals. Not only will this system bring snow, but bone chilling temperatures as well. Temperatures will drop even further on Monday and many areas will be waking up to temperatures below zero or even in the single digits on Tuesday.