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Current Conditions

  • 75°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 33%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 44°
  • Pressure: 30.11 in. -

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 9:00 PM MDT on July 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 82F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 55F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 84F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 55F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then clear with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 79F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 54F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:39 PM MDT on July 23, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 8 hours.

... County... storm total time/date of
   location /inches/ measurement

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 10 ESE 0.71 550 PM 7/23
   Mogollon 8 ENE 0.55 545 PM 7/23
   Luna 1 ENE 0.50 607 PM 7/23
      - Luna RAWS.
   Mogollon 3 WSW 0.43 545 PM 7/23
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.43 613 PM 7/23
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Mogollon 14 se 0.22 550 PM 7/23
   Mogollon 2 NW 0.10 545 PM 7/23

... Colfax County...
   Raton 1 N 0.38 738 PM 7/23

... Los Alamos County...
   bandelier natl Monument 3 NW 0.11 500 PM 7/23

... Rio Arriba County...
   Coyote 7 SSW 0.24 548 PM 7/23
      - Coyote RAWS.
   Truchas 3 ENE 0.22 611 PM 7/23
      - Truchas RAWS.

... San Miguel County...
   Tererro 1.00 300 PM 7/23
   Montezuma 2 W 0.46 545 PM 7/23

... Sandoval County...
   Frijoles 1.23 608 PM 7/23
      - tower RAWS.
   Santa Ana Pueblo 2 ESE 1.06 435 PM 7/23
   Santa Ana Pueblo 1 se 0.92 633 PM 7/23
   Bernalillo 4 NW 0.15 630 PM 7/23
   Bernalillo 6 NW 0.12 630 PM 7/23

... Santa Fe County...
   Agua Fria 4 SSW 0.77 635 PM 7/23
   Tesuque 6 WSW 0.62 642 PM 7/23
   La Cienega 3 NNE 0.43 553 PM 7/23
      - ksaf ASOS.
   Santa Fe 7 WNW 0.25 1249 PM 7/23
   Tesuque 1 W 0.22 105 PM 7/23

... Socorro County...
   La Joya 2 WNW 0.33 605 PM 7/23
   Bingham 10 S 0.28 605 PM 7/23
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 0.14 550 PM 7/23
      - Bosque RAWS.
   Gran Quivira 1 se 0.14 400 PM 7/23

... Taos County...
   Sunshine Valley 11 WSW 0.46 540 PM 7/23
      - portable RAWS.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 8:08 PM MDT

Temperature: 75.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 8:17 PM MDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 8:17 PM MDT

Temperature: 69.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
551 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 23 2014 


Aviation... 
00z taf cycle 
isolated rain showers and thunderstorms and rain will continue through the evening across northern and 
western nm. Kgup will have the best chance of being impacted by 
storms. Much of the convection will diminish by 03z. Aside from 
brief MVFR ceilings/visibilities in stronger storms...VFR conditions will 
prevail over the next 18-24 hours. Less convection is expected 
Thursday as more dry and stable air filters into the state. Storms 
that develop Thursday afternoon will favor northwest and NC nm. However...since 
the upper high will shift south...storms will move toward the 
east...rather than the west like in recent days. 


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&& 


Previous discussion...340 PM MDT Wednesday Jul 23 2014... 
synopsis... 
over the next 3 to 4 days at least...placement of best shower and 
storm potential will be driven by the location and strength of 
high pressure aloft. Currently high pressure is quite strong over 
southern Colorado and is driving storms toward the west ND 
northwest across the forecast area. It is also pushing a more 
subsident area across Texas Panhandle and nm eastern plains slowly 
westward as well. Thus the latter area is staying rain free. This 
subsident area will likely cause a little earlier than normal 
drop off in storm activity for most central sections tonight and 
allow little or no storms there and fewer than today across much 
of the west. The moisture plume will will ease into northwest New 
Mexico on Thursday and into north central areas Friday. A front 
will then back into northeast New Mexico between Saturday and 
early Sunday...perhaps followed by a reinforcement between Sunday 
afternoon and Monday. This should lead to an uptick in showers 
and thunderstorms in the northeast section of the state Saturday 
and perhaps over a larger area of the state between Sunday and 
Tuesday as the upper high also shifts more into Arizona. 


&& 


Discussion... 
strong high pressure is centered over south central Colorado. This 
location will continue to steer storms from east to west over 
most of the forecast area into the night. Subsident area coming into 
east nm has shut down storm development there and that suppressive 
regime should greatly limit convection across central areas Thursday 
while reducing it perhaps to a degree across west central or SW 
sections. The drier and or more subsident airmass engulfing even 
larger portion of the state for the rest of the week and perhaps 
into Saturday...supported by all the forecast models...so probability of precipitation needed 
some significant trimming...most radically across the southeast two 
thirds or so of the state. Some Lee side troughing may induce some 
breezy conditions at times across the NE third or so. Bumped up 
afternoon highs a few degrees mainly Friday and Sat across mainly the east 
half of forecast area. 


Later in the weekend and early next week we should see some increase 
in storm coverage as high pressure eases into Arizona...allowing at 
least a couple of back door fronts to sweep across at least the NE 
half or three quarters of the state. The more substantial front will 
likely arrive between late Sat and early Monday. Any convection 
developing along the leading edge of the fronts may cause the 
boundaries to surge a bit farther south and west than what the 
models are currently suggesting...but an increase in probability of precipitation and a 
downward trend in temperatures seems fairly likely to occur in at 
least the NE half of the state. 


43 


&& 


Fire weather... 
upper high will remain over portions of New Mexico through Saturday. 
The area will remain under recycle Mode in terms of monsoonal 
moisture. This means shrinking wetting rain footprints and gradual 
drying near the surface. The wetter storms should favor the far 
west/northwest based on latest modeling and expected higher 
atmospheric moisture plume location. Temperatures will remain 
above normal both day and nighttime. Humidity values look to be 
seasonable if not a little below seasonable levels but certainly 
not rock bottom. Lack of a middle level dry slot or intrusion means 
the absence of very low relative humidity readings. Localized strong outflow wind 
will remain a concern during this period due to some drying of the 
atmosphere. Breezes expected Thursday afternoon across the east 
due to Lee side troughing expected there. 


Still looking at a stronger back door cold front to undercut the 
upper high from the east on Sunday. Storms should become more 
concentrated and provide a larger footprint of wetting rain during 
the afternoon and overnight hours. This uptick in storm 
coverage...especially favoring the east and sangres should continue 
through Tuesday. Humidity should also increase during this period as 
dewpoints increase and temperatures decrease. The upper high is 
expected to also shift further west and north during this period. 
Confidence is pretty good for this outcome based on latest model 
trends. 


50 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


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