Ridge For Now…But What About The Weekend

October 28th, 2014 at 9:42 pm by under Weather

A ridge of high-pressure will continue to set up over the Southwest for the next 48 hours. The effect of this ridge will be to keep any cloud cover out of the state leaving sunny skies and temperatures warming a few degrees over the highs of the low 70s that we saw today. This will not be the kind of rich though that will skyrocket temperatures across the state.

Changes emerge for the weekend. The high will shift just to our Eastover Texas. This could allow for a little bit of moisture to creep up from the south. That combined with the storm systems were at Northwest could lead to a couple showers. Internally going to be a wet pattern but we could at least see more clouds over the weekend.  Below is a look relative humidity levels over the weekend.  It’s not earth shattering but some Gulf juice is possible.



Anthor Ridge?

October 27th, 2014 at 6:37 pm by under Weather

The big story over the next 24 hours weather wise will be a cool down across the state. As we speak cool air is flowing through northern New Mexico on its way down to the south. Here in the metro area we will top out on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid 60s. But the cool down will not be long-lasting.

A strong ridge of high-pressure will begin to build in by Wednesday and last through the remainder of the work week. This high will block all moisture to the north and allow for another warm-up. The difference in this weeks high-pressure is the fact that the warm-up will not be quite as significant.  We will top out with temperatures in the low 70s by Thursday and Friday.

By the weekend things could change with the storm system dropping down from the northwest. At this point though it doesn’t appear to bring significant moisture.  Below is a look at our ridge of high pressure.


Ridge Holds Through Saturday

October 24th, 2014 at 8:58 pm by under Weather

A strong ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our weather. Highs on Saturday will be well above average and in fact near records across a good portion of the state. Albuquerque is a good example of this, our record high for the date is 81° while our forecast high at the Sunport is 79.

The high will begin to lose its grip by Sunday allowing in a few more clouds in advance of our next storm system. In addition, winds  will crank up as that storm comes in from the west coast. Right now it looks like the track of the system will be a little too far north to provide much precip but we could see a spot shower in on Monday. Below is a look how far above average our temps will be.

5 Facts You Need to Know Before You Go

October 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five facts you need to know before you go this morning.

5. If you need free legal advice, listen up. Law-La-Palooza is today from 3 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the WestMesaCommunity Center. Lawyers, judges and more will be giving out free legal advice on a number of issues. It’s first come first served, so get there early.

4. Time for another solar eclipse. A partial one will happen today when the moon will move in front of the sun. We’ll see it starting about 3:00 p.m. Remember, don’t look directly at the sun without special glasses. You can get them and check out the eclipse at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

3. Today we should know what’ll happen to the woman accused of kidnapping her own kids from Albuquerque and taking them to England almost 20 years ago. Eileen Clark’s attorney says she’s changing her plea to guilty, for international parental kidnapping. One report from Britain says she won’t go to prison.

2. The reward money to find out who killed Jasper the Tasmanian Devil at the ABQ Biopark Zoo has just been doubled. It’s now at 1$10,000 after Laurel Westman of Corrales saw this on the news and felt bad. Jasper was killed when a piece of asphalt was thrown and cracked his skull.

1. Today will be warm

Ridge Moves In…

October 22nd, 2014 at 8:19 pm by under Weather

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the southwest in the next few days.  This high will lock all moisture well to our north and lead to rising temperatures.  Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 70′s with sunny skies.  Highs will continue to rise through the weekend.  By Saturday temps will be close to the 80′s here in Albuquerque and well into the 80′s out east.

Our weather pattern will begin to change early next week.  There is much debate between US models and the European Model on what is going to play out.  Most of the disagreement centers on how far south our next storm system will drop on Monday.  Below is the European look at the storm track.  You can see it drops down into the northern part of New Mexico.  If this track pans out the east slopes of the northern mountains could actually pick up some snow.  Stay tuned!