Welcome to 2019: Snow and Cold and Even More Cold Weather for New Mexico

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Praying for the safety of all…pray for the homeless…

We are having back home Minnesota type weather!

Check out this new report on the first day of 2019 on New Mexico Weather ABQ Journal Report

Check out the National Weather Service Facebook page……Remember these folks are working without a pay check during the government shutdown to keep us safe! Please pray for them and their families. I got a note from a friend of FFGAM saying he and others are having a tough time with not being paid. Many are going to struggle with their house payments/rent.

Snowfall forecast for today through Wednesday. Given the modified Arctic airmass accompanying this system, even light snow accumulations will have significant travel impacts. Stay safe.

Thank you to Lydia Haley Crandall for the photo! Happy New Year!!!! The photo was from the most recent snow storm this past week in the East Mountains.

FREEZE WARNING: Prevent Frozen and Burst Pipes During Cold Snap

Be Prepared–Emergency Response May Be Delayed
Due to National CenturyLink Outage

Temperatures are not expected to rise above freezing this weekend, which is a recipe for frozen and burst pipes. Residents are urged to take the following steps to prevent property damage and loss of water service related to frozen pipes:

• Open sink cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around pipes—especially if they’re on an outside wall.

• Drip a faucet in the sink located furthest from your water meter. The moving water is less likely to freeze, and will help reduce pressure build-up if a freeze does occur.

• Going to be away from home? Don’t turn the heat all the way down. Experts recommend maintaining a minimum indoor temperature of 55° Fahrenheit.

• Insulate exposed outdoor pipes and hose bibs/faucets.

• Know the location of your emergency shut-off valve, if you have one. This can be used to turn off water to your house if a pipe should burst.

REMEMBER: Nationwide network outages are currently affecting CenturyLink, which in turn is affecting Water Authority phone lines. Responses to emergency calls for water shut-offs and frozen water meters may be delayed.

If residents require an emergency turn-off and cannot reach the Water Authority via its main emergency number, 842-WATR (9287), they can call the backup line at 238-4019 or send an email to FieldDispatch@abcwua.org. Someone will respond as soon as possible, but high call volumes and long waits are anticipated.

Residents are therefore urged to prevent frozen pipes before they happen!

I want to thank our Dear, Dear friend and Supporter Louis Cannavale for this New Years Prayer! We love Louis and his lovely Angel wife Vicky, they have supported my efforts for years, first at the Sports Animal Radio Station in ABQ and at KKIM Christian Radio in ABQ and also here now at FGGAM! Sharon and I are so ever grateful!

A Prayer for the New Year

God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others’ faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult … nor the young.
Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.

Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;

That all of us whoever we are …
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small … the good and bad,
The young and old … the sad and glad

Are asking today; Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.

By giving love, we can help this year

To lift the clouds of hate and fear.

May God Bless You Throughout The New Year

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