April 16th, 2014 at 8:39 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
We have a weak system moving through the state tonight and it will keep winds breezy to gusty overnight in parts of New Mexico. Snow will be confined to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains where 2-5″ will fall tonight. This system is a fast mover so we aren’t expecting that much to accumulate this time around in the mountains.
Skies clear out quickly tomorrow morning behind the system and the winds will be lighter. So get outside and enjoy Thursday because the winds will return with a chance for scattered storms on Saturday. The models disagree on how much rain we could see, but one thing looks for sure is that much of the state will at least have a shot for a t-storm or two on Saturday.
One models’ suggestion for precip chances on Saturday.
April 16th, 2014 at 5:10 am by John Smith 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.
Winter Storm Watches as of 5:00am Wednesday.
April 15th, 2014 at 10:03 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
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).
April 15th, 2014 at 5:26 am by maryannhatchitt under Morning Show, Weather
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
April 14th, 2014 at 12:32 pm by chrisgilson 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″
Source: National Weather Service