Weather

More Storms Close In…

July 30th, 2014 at 8:54 pm by under Weather

A strong cold front rolling into the east side of the state will work it’s way in the metro area tonight. Look for east winds will top out around 40 miles an hour with the possibility of some isolated thunderstorms. The big impact of the front will actually be felt tomorrow when we get a better chance of widespread storms.

The front will do a good job of drawing moisture back in across the state as a whole so look for storms to be much easier to come by Thursday and Friday.

As we head into the weekend a chance for storms continues and in fact August will get off to a great start with above-average precip throughout the next seven days.

Below is a look at what we expect rainfall wise over the next week and the numbers are very promising.
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The Rain Keeps Coming

July 30th, 2014 at 12:40 pm by under Weather

The east saw widespread rainfall throughout much of the morning. More showers and storms are expected across the state this afternoon. Flash flood watches have been hoisted across much of the east and the Northern Mountains. More rain is expected across the east this afternoon with flash flooding likely with any heavier pockets of rain. Meanwhile, a weather disturbance will move across the central and west. Lift immediately under the disturbance will help kick off storms, but drier air will follow in its wake as it moves north.

Another cold front moves into the northeast Wednesday, recharging the moisture and providing lift for more storms. The front clears the central mountain chain Wednesday night, causing an east canyon wind, and will reach the Continental Divide Thursday. There will be better storm coverage central and west during the day Thursday due to the progress of the front.

The stormy weather pattern continues into the weekend as weather disturbances move across the state from the north. The first will move through late Friday into Saturday and the second late Sunday into Monday.

Flash Flood Watches are posted for the northeast, the target area for the heaviest rain today.

Flash Flood Watches are posted for the northeast, the target area for the heaviest rain today.


Day Planner: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

July 30th, 2014 at 8:21 am by under Weather

We’re getting a break from the rain this morning.  Dry skies through much of the state to start the day, but with a front moving into the area today we’ll end the day on the wet side.  Scattered showers and storms will be likely this afternoon and evening and isolated flooding will be a concern.  Today, partly cloudy, scattered rain and storms, highs near 90°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, lingering storms, lows near 67°.


Wet monsoon Season Continues…

July 29th, 2014 at 9:13 pm by under Weather

Another day another good round of storms across New Mexico. Some of the strongest Storms hit the Albuquerque metro area this afternoon. In fact, the Sunport which usually misses out on the biggest rainfall totals did very well with more than .75 inches. For the month so far we’ve had over 3 inches of rain.  This is the biggest one month total for rain since last September. If we can pick up another inch of rain this could be the first time we had 4 inches of rain in one month. Since 1930!

With two days left in the month there still a good chance to pick up additional rainfall.  Another cold front will blast into the state on Wednesday. This front will introduce more moisture that will eventually turn into thunderstorms Wednesday evening and Thursday. Beyond that were looking at more storms continuing into the weekend thanks to southerly moisture creeping into the state. Here’s a look at the expected rainfall totals through the weekend. So far so good this season it’s been a wet one.
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The Rain Keeps Coming!

July 29th, 2014 at 12:11 pm by under Weather

The east saw widespread rainfall throughout much of the morning. More showers and storms are expected across the state this afternoon. Flash flood watches have been hoisted across much of the east and the Northern Mountains. More rain is expected across the east this afternoon with flash flooding likely with any heavier pockets of rain. Meanwhile, a weather disturbance will move across the central and west. Lift immediately under the disturbance will help kick off storms, but drier air will follow in its wake as it moves north.

Another cold front moves into the northeast Wednesday, recharging the moisture and providing lift for more storms. The front clears the central mountain chain Wednesday night, causing an east canyon wind, and will reach the Continental Divide Thursday. There will be better storm coverage central and west during the day Thursday due to the progress of the front.

The stormy weather pattern continues into the weekend as weather disturbances move across the state from the north. The first will move through late Friday into Saturday and the second late Sunday into Monday.

The persistent, widespread rainfall across the east has prompted Flood Advisories through the early afternoon.

The persistent, widespread rainfall across the east has prompted Flood Advisories through the early afternoon.