Monsoon expected to arrive in New Mexico this week | KOB 4
Advertisement

Monsoon expected to arrive in New Mexico this week

Eddie Garcia
June 24, 2019 07:00 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The monsoon is expected to begin in New Mexico on Wednesday.

Advertisement

National Weather Service meteorologist David Craft said the typical road blocks to southern monsoon moisture are lifting, allowing for the monsoon to begin.

Once that happens, Craft said it opens the flood gates in New Mexico.

“I will say I'm a little surprised to see the moisture come up here this early, but there are some indications that we could have a rather healthy monsoon this year,” Craft said.

High dew points and storms are forecast to become a daily occurrence.

“It doesn't normally reach this far north as central New Mexico until early to middle July, so this would be an early start if the monsoon moisture continues to persist,” Craft said.

Even though daily monsoon storms may become the norm, Craft said there could still be dry periods mixed throughout the season.

Credits

Eddie Garcia

Copyright 2019 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement


New Mexico sizes up potential of recreational pot market

Takeaways from 1st day of House public impeachment hearings

Justice Dept. rolls out new program to combat gun violence

Texas man arrested after teen daughter found dead in Rio Grande

APD: 17-year-old killed in apparent accidental shooting