Cold Fronts and Hurricanes

September 15th, 2014 at 6:14 am by under Weather

A cold front will move into eastern New Mexico today. This will help fire storms in areas east of the central mountain chain. As the front continues westward through the state, breezy conditions will develop in the Albuquerque metro area tonight. Expect more storms across central and western New Mexico Tuesday.

Hurricane Odile is making landfall this morning in Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are currently topping 115 mph. This storm will continue to ride up the coast toward Southern California, then turn into Arizona. The remnants of the storm will arrive in New Mexico late this week and into the weekend. The storm will not be near as strong as it is now, but will provide more moisture to enhance showers and storms.

Hurricane Odile could impact our weather late this week.

Hurricane Odile could impact our weather late this week.

Spot storms possible in Albuquerque this afternoon with elevated winds tonight.

Spot storms possible in Albuquerque this afternoon with elevated winds tonight.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 15th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

5. It’s a great day to head out to the New Mexico State Fair and not break the bank. It’s dollar day, admission and the rides will each cost a buck. This afternoon restaurants will compete for bragging rights in the Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge.

4. In Washington, D.C. This week, congress is set to vote on President Obama’s plan to spend $500 million to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. Also, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris meeting with allies about a plan to defeat the brutal terrorist group which has beheaded three people in recent weeks.

3. Protesters will probably be back out again today, as Albuquerque hosts a national police shooting competition. This weekend protesters were in front of the State Fairgrounds, upset that the City would host the competition after all the controversial police shootings over the past few years. Mayor R.J. Berry says he’s honored to hold the law enforcement conference here.

2. Today we should know if Bernalillo County is going to take its ballot battle to court. The county wants to put two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voter’s opinions on reducing penalties for possessing less than a ounce of marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the homeless and mentally ill. The Secretary of State refuses to put poll questions on the ballot. Today, the County Commission will meet privately to decide what to do next.

1. There’s a 10 percent chance of more storms today after noon, with partly sunny skies and a high near 86 and a 5 to 10 mph wind becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a 40% chance of precipitation. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 and an east wind 10 to 15 mph. C

Could Tropical System Odile Impact New Mexico?

September 14th, 2014 at 9:58 pm by under Weather
Rain Forecast for Friday

Rain Forecast for Friday


Hurricane Odile is a Category 3 with winds of 125 mph and continues to impact Mexico as of Sunday night.   We will watch this tropical system as it’s remnants could impact us by the end of the week into next weekend.   In the meantime, we are going to deal with another cold front.   It isn’t as strong as the last one, but the front will work with the moisture that is in place to trigger storms.   The central mountain chain and eastern New Mexico will be favored for storm activity on Monday and then central along with western New Mexico could get in on the action for Tuesday.

Warmer Weather Ahead…

September 13th, 2014 at 9:45 pm by under Weather

Sunday’s Forecast Highs…


High temps on Saturday only made it into the upper 70s in the metro while areas like Roswell and Carlsbad were stuck in the 60s.  Theses high temps are more typical for late September or even October!   But, more seasonable temperatures will return for Sunday.   That’s when high temps will break back into the 80s in the metro and highs will top out in the 70s in the southeast.   Another cold front heads our way on Monday.   Details on what that will bring on KRQE News 13.

Warmer Weather Ahead…

September 12th, 2014 at 9:53 pm by under Weather

What an unbelievable weather day across New Mexico. Here in the Albuquerque area we had 45 mile per hour winds late this afternoon carrying and sharply cooler air. It definitely feels like fall in the city with temperatures plunging down in the low 50s tonight.

The biggest story however was across southeastern New Mexico. areas of Eddy and Lea Counties picked up 5+ inches of rain thanks to a strong cold front in deep southerly moisture.

The storms will back off across the state for tomorrow.  Southern  New Mexico will have plenty of cloud cover and some showers but nothing like what we saw today. Here in the metro area fair amount of clouds will be had as well but we shouldn’t see much in the way of storms. Take a look at the image below it’s Doppler estimates of rainfall across the south today. The numbers are staggering.