With our impressive weekend storm now working it’s way out of the state, we focus on milder and warmer weather. High-pressure will slowly be building across New Mexico over the next few days eventually boosting temperatures back into the 80s by Thursday. With the mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures, we may see fire danger creep up slightly especially across the southern portion of the state. There is another storm on the horizon for the weekend and into next week.
What made this past storm so unique is the fact that it hit a huge area of the state with significant rain. In Gallup they picked up .71″ of rain while all the way across the state in Tucumcari they picked up 1.55″. In the Albuquerque area we got .75″ of rain. These numbers are just about perfect for a spring storm. It doesn’t stop there. The northern mountains did very well too. Angel Fire and Black Lake both picked up over a foot of snow. Hopefully, the next storm will pack the same punch.