Tag Archives: flood

Video of the Week: #3

Bill Paxton, lead actor in Twister, died today. I remember being 14 or so when that movie came out on the big screen, with Van Halen on the sound track. What more could I ask for? I knew enough meteorology … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: #2

I am going to attempt to post a weather-related video each week. This one is an oldie, but a goodie.  Whenever you reach flooded roads, turn around, don’t drown.  Most people don’t realize how a road can be undercut very quickly … Continue reading

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New Mexico Weather: 9/22/14

There was no measurable precipitation in Rio Rancho last night, but there was a few drops of rain throughout the Albuquerque Metro Area last night and this morning. In Socorro, there are numerous cumulus clouds forming and moving east to … Continue reading

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Stationary Storm in Kansas

Yesterday, there was a storm in southwestern Kansas that was hardly moving at all. Throughout the radar loop, you can see that, even though it changes shape, it barely moves in the 50 minutes of radar loop I have attached. … Continue reading

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The Problem with Flooded Roads

It is easy to imagine the hazards associated with crossing flooded roads. Each year, there are dramatic videos of flood water rescues; vehicles stranded in deep water. What most people don’t consider is the actual force of flood water on … Continue reading

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Sixth Day at the NWS

Wednesday was my sixth day job shadowing at the Albuquerque NWS Office.    Originally, I was to learn about fire weather and aviation weather on this day, but the full extent of the monsoon season prevented that.  Instead, I got to … Continue reading

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NM Weather Today: 7/2/14

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has New Mexico under a “See Text” area. It is unlikely that there will be tornadoes, but thunderstorms are possible in New Mexico today. Last night, there were a few thunderstorms in the Albuquerque area. … Continue reading

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Fourth Day at the NWS

Today was the fourth day of job shadowing at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. I spent the beginning of the day learning about the end of the month and beginning of the month reports and paperwork that needed to … Continue reading

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Driving Through High Water

This is incredibly dangerous, but I thought I’d share a few photos with you of a rainstorm that hit Socorro back on August 8, 2005. Rainwater had nowhere to go, so it just piled up on the roads. A few … Continue reading

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9-22-13: Slight Risk

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk today for the Four Corners area: This includes a 2% tornado risk for most of the same slight risk area: While the Four Corners region is not what I would consider … Continue reading

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