Day Planner: Friday, November 14th, 2014

November 14th, 2014 at 7:28 am by under Weather

It was another cold start to the day.  Temperatures will start to become more mild through the afternoon.  There will be lots of 40s and 50s, even some 60s in spots.   Another disturbance will move through the northern part of that bringing the chance for mountain snow and low elevation rain.  A winter weather advisory is in place for the San Juan Mountains and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains this afternoon and evening.  Some of the higher peaks could get more than 5″ of snow. The northern mountains will continue to see snow showers early Saturday morning, but the metro area and south will be mild and dry.  Another strong front will arrive on Sunday.  This will bring much colder air and the chance for more snow in the NE.

Today, partly to mostly cloudy with highs near 56°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, lows near 38°.


Day Planner: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

November 13th, 2014 at 6:58 am by under Weather

It was the coldest morning we have seen yet this season with subfreezing temperatures for most of the state.  Through the afternoon we won’t warm up much.  Expect highs in the 40s and 50s for most of the state, with a few locations (mainly NE New Mexico) with temperatures staying below freezing all day long.  Over the next few days we will see the temperatures rebound.  Highs will return to the upper 50s by tomorrow and Saturday. Today, mostly sunny to partly cloudy, highs near 46°.  Tonight, partly cloudy and chilly , low near 32°.

Day Planner: Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

November 12th, 2014 at 7:34 am by under Weather

It’s a chilly start to the day in many parts of the state.  Far NE New Mexico had, by far, the coldest temperatures this morning.  This afternoon will be breezy and cold.  Some locations in Eastern NM will stay below freezing all day long with highs in the 20s.  In the metro area we’ll see highs in the 50s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.  Tonight, expect some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen yet this season.  We could finally fall below freezing in the metro area.  Today, partly cloudy, breezy and cold.  Highs near 54°.  Tonight, partly cloudy and chilly, lows near 30°.

A Storm For The Weekend

October 31st, 2014 at 10:13 pm by under Weather

Big-time weather changes are on the way to New Mexico. A Ridge of high-pressure kept cloud cover and moisture out of the state over the past few days. That is all starting to change. The high has now moved east over Texas and the moisture door from the south has opened a bit. Some scattered showers are already developing across western New Mexico and more showers are on the way for Saturday.

With moisture streaming in a storm system from the Pacific will approach . This System is very much up in the air as far as the track that it will take.  In fact some model show it splitting into a few different pieces that will linger well into next week. While others cruise it across the state by Monday.  With this much uncertainty the bust potential is high, 60% is the number were going with right now. The main reason for this is just all the model disagreement. Below is a look at some of the moisture the North American Model expects us to get by Sunday.


Storm On The Way?

October 30th, 2014 at 9:08 pm by under Weather

The Halloween forecast for most of New Mexico looks pretty good. We should have partly cloudy skies on Friday evening with temperatures in most areas in the 50s and low 60s.

The big weather story the next few days will be a storm system approaching the Southwest. The storm will sit off the Pacific northwest coast through tomorrow and then eventually drop down toward New Mexico by late in the weekend. At this point the track of the system and its eventual strength is still very much up in the air. But, what we know so far is that it should at least bring the chance for some snow showers across the northern mountains and scattered rain showers to the valleys.

Below is a look at the storm as the Canadian model sees it. The small shows that storm dipping down to the south and affecting a good portion of northern New Mexico.