Sneaking in the Moisture

July 21st, 2014 at 11:50 am by under Weather

It’s going to be a difficult week for storms as high pressure dominates our weather. Despite the less than desirable setup, some moisture will still manage to sneak under the high. The best shot at storms today will be along the central mountain chain and across the northeast. A spot storm will be possible across the west and Rio Grande Valley.

High pressure shifts north into Colorado Tuesday, allowing for just a little more moisture across the state. This should lead to slightly better storm coverage across the state. However, only expect scattered storms at best. The high shifts back into the state Wednesday and limits storm activity through the weekend. Late in the weekend, it’s possible a cold front could bring another deeper round of moisture into the state.

With the dry conditions in place, expect afternoon highs to stay 5° – 10° above average through most of the week. As high pressure sets into the state for the latter half of the workweek, afternoon highs in the Albuquerque metro will reach the mid-90s, while the south and east continue to flirt with the century mark.

Afternoon highs for Monday will climb to near 100° south and east.

Afternoon highs for Monday will climb to near 100° south and east.


Las Cruces hotel to be on Gordon Ramsay show

July 21st, 2014 at 8:54 am by under Latest Posts

A New Mexico hotel is going to be on a national TV show Tuesday.

It’s not because it’s an award winner, but apparently because guests were going through hell.

Gordon Ramsay’s hit show “Hotel Hell” filmed in Las Cruces last year. Meson de Mesilla is going to be featured on the reality show.

If you know anything about Ramsey, you know he’s not afraid of being ruthless. Apparently employees at the Las Cruces hotel asked him to sign a waiver.

The goal of the show is to fix up troubled hotels across the country.

The show will air on 2KASA Fox at 8 p.m. Monday.


Day Planner: Monday, July 21st, 2014

July 21st, 2014 at 7:16 am by under Weather

It’s going to be hot and steamy today with highs climbing to above average levels.  Expect highs to hit the mid 90s and 100s for most of NM.  Some spots such as Santa Fe, Taos, and Las Vegas will see highs in the upper 80s.  Also, the chance for storms will again return into the forecast, so keep the umbrella handy.  Today, partly cloudy, highs near 94°, isol’d storms possible.  Tonight, partly cloudy, lingering storms, lows near 71°.


Five Things You Need To Know Before You Go

July 21st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Happy birthday to Andrew Martines of Albuquerque, who had the rare life-experience of having his wish come true. The 10 year old, who has Muscular Dystrophy, got to be sworn in on Friday and help APD catch a “bad guy” in a pretend bank robbery Sunday.

4. The Albuquerque homeless shelter, Joy Junction, which provides 16,000 meals a month to needy families, is running out of food. The 28 year old shelter is hoping people can help out by donating food to feed the hungry. If you want to help out, we have a link here on our website at KRQE.com.

3. International outrage continues to grow after more than 250 bodies are removed from the wreckage of Malaysian Flight 17 which was shot down last week. There is also concern that pro-Russian fighters guarding the area where the plane crashed have been tampering with the evidence. Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports a cooperative investigation, but it looks like the crash site may already be compromised.

2. Three teenagers, charged with beating three homeless men, killing two of them, could be in court as soon as today. Albuquerque police arrested 18 year old Alex Rios, 16 year old Nathaniel Carrillo and 15 year old Gilbert Tafoya this weekend. The three claim to have been attacking homeless people in the Metro area throughout the last year. The district attorney will decide if they will be charged as adults.

1. It’ll be hot with the possibility of spot showers and thunderstorms after noon, with a high near 98. A North wind around 5 mph becomes northwest in the afternoon with a 10 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 67.


Another Hot Day with Some Storms…

July 20th, 2014 at 6:41 am by under Weather
Sunday's Forecast Highs

Sunday’s Forecast Highs

High pressure continues to control our weather, which means for us, limited storm chances and more heat!   Temperatures in Southern New Mexico will hit the triple digits while Albuquerque will break into the middle to upper 90s.

Along with the heat, there will be another round of storms possible this afternoon for parts of the state.   The storms will first fire in the mountains and eventually drift away from the higher terrain impacting valley locations.   But, the storm activity won’t be as widespread as it was last week.   Some of the storms will be slow movers so flooding could be a concern for areas impacted by the storms later today

Albuquerque's Hour-by-Hour Forecast

Albuquerque’s Hour-by-Hour Forecast