Showers and storms across New Mexico this weekend

48 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Isolated to scattered storms are expected across the western half of the state up to the Continental Divide on this Thursday afternoon, and continuing through the evening hours. Most of these storms will be slow moving, expected to form on mountaintops and upper elevations before pushing

Hikers back on trails as NM forests ease restrictions

44 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Monsoon rains have given New Mexico much needed moisture, and that has allowed fire restrictions to ease up across New Mexico’s National Forests. With forests and trails opening up, hikers are excited to be able to hit the trails again.

Flooding damages dozens of Roswell homes

40 Views   ROSWELL, N.M. – Flooding in Roswell is damaging homes Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.  The NWS reports there are at least a few homes damaged by water.

FEMA responds to New Mexico’s wet start to monsoon season

52 Views   Cole-Corde said, “Anywhere in the state could flood at any time from different sources. We have seen disasters in areas with water runoff from mountain areas and hills.” Monsoon rain is raising flood dangers, especially around burn scars. KOAT spoke to the Federal Emergency Management Agency about how

Studying lightning in New Mexico storms

52 Views   Lightning is no stranger to New Mexico. Any storm has the potential to generate dangerous lightning. Because New Mexico experiences lightning so frequently, there’s a facility built near Socorro that’s dedicated to studying lightning.

How monsoon season works in New Mexico

42 Views   NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Across the state, New Mexicans are celebrating the start of the monsoon season. After a spring of record-breaking fires, the rain is certainly welcome. How might this year’s rainy season compare to past seasons?

Officials: Rain falls over area affected by Black fire

39 Views   On Saturday, officials reported that the Black fire was over 324,900 acres and 58 percent contained. According to Saturday’s update, rainfall amounts varied in the area affected by the fire. New Mexico Highway 152 has reopened at milepost 40 in Kingston and milepost 15 in San Lorenzo.