Simon Exits But a Cold Front Moves In

Thursday morning was a great example of a successful balloon launch, despite a storm system moving through. It only takes a window of opportunity for the balloons to take off! Showers set back in across Albuquerque for the afternoon. The Special Shapes Glowdeo will be another wait and see situation. Showers will be in the area, so some light rain will be possible.

Simon departs early Friday, but a cold front moves into the northeast. It will take another window of opportunity for a balloon launch Friday. As the front pushes toward the Albuquerque metro area, winds will pick up Friday afternoon and evening. This could pose some problems for Friday evening’s Glowdeo. Meanwhile, showers will be likely across eastern and central New Mexico with cooler air moving in.

The front washes out Friday night. Right now, the winds look to come down in time for Saturday morning’s Mass Ascension. The weather stay’s quiet through at least Sunday morning before another storm pushes into Southern Colorado. Showers will be possible across the north Sunday evening, extending into the east Monday as another round of cooler air pushes in. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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