Today will be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. South winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 50s and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening.
5. Not happy about Governor Susana Martinez not raising the state’s minimum wage earlier this year? Today’s your chance to speak out about it at a rally at the Walmart near Carlisle and I-40 in Albuquerque starting at 11am.
4. Get ready to see a dip in your bank account as you fill up for the long holiday weekend. AAA says the average for a gallon of regular unleaded in New Mexico $3.63 up .24 cents in the last month.
3. Today will be mostly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. South winds 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 50s and southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the evening.
2. Today’s your chance to help everyone devastated in Moore, Oklahoma. We and the Red Cross are having a phone bank this afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Also UNM’s softball team is collecting supplies and so are animal shelters.
1. The latest in Oklahoma. The funerals for the 24 people who died in the tornado in Moore on Monday start today. The twister destroyed 13,000 homes and did $2 billion in damage. The town’s mayor says he wants all homes rebuilt with storm shelters.
There are some interesting changes on the way for New Mexico weather over the next couple of days. Moisture will begin to leak into eastern New Mexico on Thursday and touch off isolated showers there. Meanwhile dry conditions in central and western sections will hold through Thursday. Then that moisture will move its way to the west up against the central mountain chain by Friday. Isolated to scattered storms will continue across the eastern side of the state. Here in the metro area will get a chance of an isolated storm on Friday maybe even into Saturday as well.
If we get some storms here in central sections of the state they will be isolated. The real risk for severe weather will be limited to the eastern part of the state Thursday and into Friday as well. During the back half of the holiday weekend the chance for showers will go away and mostly sunny skies take over.
From the time he injured his knee in the Chicago Bears last game of the 2011 season, you could see it coming. Brian Urlacher’s days on a football field were numbered. After 13 NFL seasons, the 8 time Pro Bowl linebacker has decided to shut it down. Through his twitter account Urlacher said he was retiring because he didn’t feel like he could play up to his standards. He also hinted that his passion wasn’t at the level it needed to be. Since coming into the league and snagging rookie of the year honors in 2000, Urlacher has been the anchor of a very successful Bears defense. He leaves the game as the Bears all time leader in tackles with 1,779. The 2005 Defensive Player of the Year also recorded 41 and a half sacks and 22 interceptions. Before the Bears, he was Brian Urlacher the All American Lobo who lead the nation in tackles. He also scored on both sides of the football. With lightning speed, Urlacher returned his share of punts for a touchdown wearing Lobos cherry and silver. Scoring on both sides of the ball was just a habit he carried over from Lovington High School. Maybe I should consider myself blessed because I got to watch Urlacher dominate a game on both sides of the football while leading Lovington to a state title his senior year. He was unbelievable as a receiver. I don’t know how many people know but, he was equally dominate as a basketball player. Yes…I am telling you he could have had just as much success as a basketball player. I will miss all of his athletic skills. The kids attending his football camps each year will miss getting to play with Urlacher . He became one of them at those camps. One big kid. Thanks Urlacher for all of the memories.