Weather

Another Quick Hit of Winter

April 16th, 2014 at 5:10 am by under Weather

A nice day is on the way, but winds will be picking up through the afternoon. A storm system passing north will be responsible for that wind and give southern Colorado and far northern New Mexico a shot at snow. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the northern portions of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, extending across Raton Pass, and into western Union county. The target time for snowfall will be this evening through early Thursday morning.

Additionally, a cold front will drop into eastern New Mexico. This front will cool down areas east of the central mountain chain, but will not make much more westward progress. Temps in central and western New Mexico stay on the mild side.

The workweek ends quietly, but another storm will cross the state over the weekend. This will give more of the state a shot at some showers. Then drier and much warmer weather to start next week.

Wednesday forecast.

Wednesday forecast.

Winter Storm Watches as of 5:00am Wednesday.

Winter Storm Watches as of 5:00am Wednesday.

 


A couple of storms moving in…

April 15th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by under Weather

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Our first storm system moves in tomorrow afternoon and it’ll crank up the winds more than anything else.   We will have the chance for snow over the northern mountains Wednesday evening, but unlike Sunday night’s storm most of the precip will stay farther to the north.   So we are only talking a couple of inches being possible over the northern Sangre de Cristo Mtns. of New Mexico into Colorado (shown above).

 

Another storm system that is more interesting to watch will arrive Friday night into Saturday.  This will be a warmer storm and it’ll trigger scattered t-storms in New Mexico on Saturday (shown below).

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Day Planner: Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

April 15th, 2014 at 5:26 am by under Morning Show, Weather

Good Morning!

Bundle up, we’re getting a chilly start to the day but it’ll warm up to be sunny with a high near 72 and a light wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph this morning. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 40 and a south wind 5 to 10 mph .

Have a great Tuesday!

Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi


Snowfall Totals from Sunday Night…

April 14th, 2014 at 12:32 pm by under Weather

Unfortunately, Albuquerque wasn’t able to pick up any rain this weekend, but parts of the Northern Mountains and the Northeast did pick up beneficial rain and snow.

Here’s a look at some of the snowfall totals from Sunday night into Monday morning.

Kachina Peak 8″

Taos Powderhorn Snotel 6″

Eagle Nest 5″

Near Black Lake (Colfax Co.) 4.5″

Tolby Snotel 3″

Hopewell Snotel 3″

Rociada 2″

Moriarty 1.3″

Source: National Weather Service


High Winds, Rain, & Snow on Sunday…

April 13th, 2014 at 8:29 pm by under Weather

Our second storm system is moving through and packing a real punch as it does so.   You likely felt and heard the winds on Sunday and it is going to remain breezy to windy overnight.   We had wind gusts as high as 67 mph in Santa Fe and Gallup while our peak gust in Albuquerque was 55 mph.

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Snow and rain chances will continue along I-40 and to the north.   Accumulating snow will be focused in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the Raton Ridge.   So travel may be tough through the mountains and also between Las Vegas and Raton from tonight into early Monday morning.   Showers will taper by mid-morning and skies will begin clearing out with the winds coming down as well.   Another storm system moves in by Wednesday night.  Stay with KRQE News 13 for more weather updates.

 

Model showing chance for some more showers Wednesday night into Thursday in Northern New Mexico

Model showing chance for some more showers Wednesday night into Thursday in Northern New Mexico