Cooler autumn temperatures expected to arrive soon
September 13, 2017 07:14 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The first day of autumn is Sept. 22. At this point, most of New Mexico is still hot. The leaves are still green and air conditioners are still working hard.
However, the winds of change are near and air conditioning is about to kick in, said Andrew Church, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.
"A portion of that trough is going to swing through and bring us our first fall-like temperatures, looks like Thursday-Friday next week," he said.
Hurricane season is still churning on. Even though New Mexico is about a thousand miles away from the Pacific Ocean, hurricanes can impact the state.
"They can have a big effect on our fall season, mainly because of the remnant moisture that gets picked up from storm systems to our west," Church said.
Temperatures will be a little warmer than usual, and expect average rainfall this autumn, Church said.
"But average could mean where it seems kind of wetter than average because we've been relatively dry over the last several years," he said.
Looking into the beginning of winter, Church said the northern mountains in our state could be big winners when it comes to snow.
"For the ski areas in the north, it's looking good," he said.
Updated: September 13, 2017 07:14 PM
Created: September 13, 2017 04:51 PM
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