March 11th, 2014 at 9:34 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
A cold front will continue its progress across New Mexico overnight. We could pick up a few showers over the east slopes of the northern mountains. However, the big impact will be the aforementioned temp drop and gusty winds through Wednesday morning. A good portion of eastern NM will see blowing dust. By Wednesday afternoon clear skies and calming winds will be the rule.
On Thursday all eyes will be on a storm system to our west. The storm will pass through the state on Friday packing some mountain snow and some scattered valley storms. Could this be a nice snow maker? Here is a quick look at model snow projections. 6″+ looks very possible.
March 11th, 2014 at 12:30 pm by John Smith under Weather
High winds will continue across the state this afternoon, especially east.
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories are in place across most of eastern New Mexico. Some areas out east will see gusts up to 65 mph. A warm, westerly wind will be in place through the early afternoon. Then, as a cold front moves into the east, the winds will shift to a cooler, northerly flow.
As the front pushes into the northeast, a couple of inches of snow will be possible from the Raton Pass area over to the higher peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Combined with the wind, some blowing snow will be possible. Areas that don’t see snow will see more blowing dust.
Expect a much cooler afternoon Wednesday behind the front. Temperatures rebound for Thursday, but another storm sets up to the west. That could lead to a few showers late Thursday into Friday.
Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings as of noon on Tuesday.
March 11th, 2014 at 4:53 am by Kristen Van Dyke under Morning Show, Weather
It’ll be sunny today with a high near 63, and a South wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Tonight it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 28. North wind 15 to 20 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Have a great day!
Kristen Van Dyke
March 10th, 2014 at 8:47 pm by Mark Ronchetti under Weather
After a mild day today things will change a bit over the next few days. A storm system will pass to our north on Tuesday. This will drive a strong cold front through the east late Tuesday. That front will drop temps well below average over eastern NM on Wednesday. Winds will also be a major factor both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Herein the metro area look for mild temps (highs in the mid 60′s) on Tuesday with wind gusts up to 35 mph. Late in the evening the cold front will move in from the east. As the cold air squeezes through the canyon we could well see guts over 40 mph. This will lead to a cool day on Wednesday with highs struggling to get into the 50′s. Any snow we see will be concentrated along the east slopes of the northern mtns.
The real excitement gets going on Thursday and Friday when a storm rolls through the state from Arizona. This system looks like its got some punch. The northern and western mountains may well pick up some significant snow. Here is where the storm will be located early Friday. Stay tuned it could get interesting at the end of the work week.
March 10th, 2014 at 12:47 pm by John Smith under Weather
The weather this week will be very springlike with fluctuating temperatures, and bouts of high winds.
The warm up that started yesterday will continue for today. Highs across the state will be well above average for this time of year. A storm will pass to our north on Tuesday. Spot snow will be possible over the Northern Mountains, extending east toward the Raton Pass area.
However, the bigger story will be the winds. Strong westerly winds during the day will give way to even stronger northerly winds after a front drops in behind the storm Tuesday night. A High Wind Watch is up for the far eastern counties of New Mexico for gusts up to 60 mph and could be expanded later today.
Behind the front, temperatures drop 15° – 30° for Wednesday. Afternoon highs rebound Thursday. Another front halts our warm up on Friday, but it doesn’t significantly cool down most areas. The warm up resumes Saturday, before another potential cool down for Sunday.