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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: North 12 mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Pressure: 29.87 in. 0

Nowcast

  • Now as of 3:54 PM MDT on August 28, 2014

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue over northeast New Mexico through late this afternoon. Movement will be to the southeast at 20 mph. The strongest storms will be capable of producing between one quarter and one half inch of rainfall...with locally higher amounts around one inch. Wind gusts will be up to 45 mph...along with pea size hail and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. Locations potentially impacted through 6 PM include Folsom...Capulin...Des Moines...Grenville...Mount Dora...Seneca...Clayton...Sedan and Roy.

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on August 28, 2014

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 79F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 81F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly 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 84F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SW in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 5:12 PM MDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 5:12 PM MDT

Temperature: 76.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: WNW at 8.9 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 5:12 PM MDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
318 PM MDT Thursday Aug 28 2014 


Synopsis... 
isolated showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through 
the evening across north central and northeast New Mexico. 
Elsewhere...dry and occasionally breezy conditions will prevail. 
More breezes are expected for the weekend...though Sunday will be 
the breezier of the two days. Less wind and mainly dry conditions 
are expected during the early to middle week period. However... 
another surge of moisture may return late next week. Until 
then...temperatures look to remain near to just above normal. 


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Discussion... 
much quieter pattern setting up for the next several days. Some 
energy continues to round the base of the trough in NE nm this 
afternoon. This is allowing for a few thunderstorms to develop...but 
much drier middle level air is racing in from the west...putting a lid 
on storms developing elsewhere. Some breezier conditions have been 
noted today...with a gust to 41kt at kcqc being the highest thus 
far. Back door front/boundary currently near The Union/Quay Colorado 
border to just south of klvs will continue to push southward 
tonight...briefly replenishing some low level moisture across the 
plains. 


Longwave trough pattern setting up for the weekend...allowing for 
continued dry and breezy conditions. Sunday looks to be a bit 
breezier than Saturday across the NE. Storm chances continue to 
decrease...with only isolated convection across the east possible 
Saturday. Temperatures will be near to above normal. 


Not a lot of change to the Monday through Wednesday time period. Weak 
upper high elongated south of nm...allowing for weak westerly flow 
over the County Warning Area. This should keep the drier air in place...though 
there will be bouts of low level moisture trying to creep northward 
across the plains. Any activity looks to be isolated at best. 


Another surge of monsoonal moisture may come late next week as 
another trough dives down the western Continental U.S.. 


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Fire weather... 
latest water vapor satellite imagery depicts the upper level trough 
slowly lifting out of the area...with high pressure building over 
Southern California. Residual moisture and trailing upper level waves are 
kicking off isolated thunderstorms over NE nm. Storms today will 
generally dissipate after sunset...with significant cloud clearing 
expected thereafter. A weak frontal boundary currently across NE nm 
will push south overnight...with only wind direction and minor wind 
speed increases expected. The incoming dry air will cause Big Drops 
in overnight relative humidity recoveries...primarily across western and southern 
areas. Smaller dips in relative humidity recoveries is expected elsewhere. 


A Post trough inversion will setup Friday as winds weaken aloft and 
mixing heights drop. This will result in much of the forecast area 
seeing fair to poor vent rates. A dry air mass will continue moving 
in from the west...causing storms to be limited primarily over the 
sangre Delaware cristo mountains and adjacent High Plains. The footprint 
of wetting rain will be limited. Expect daytime highs to warm to 
near normal values and afternoon relative humidity readings to decrease. 


Models are in fairly good agreement about a weak ridge breakdown 
through the weekend as the upper level high gets displaced farther 
south by a passing trough. Winds aloft will increase Saturday and 
again Sunday with the trough passage. A surface Lee side trough will 
begin developing Saturday and deepen Sunday...which combined with 
increased winds aloft...will create breezier southwest winds each 
day. Increased mixing will bring drier air to the surface...causing 
min relative humidity values to trend down each day. A few hours of critical fire 
weather conditions may develop Sunday across the east central and 
northeast plains due to the stronger winds...low relative humidity...and above 
average temperatures. Residual moisture will cause isolated 
thunderstorms over the sangres Saturday before storm activity 
disappears Sunday. 


Currently...models are starting to show some agreement in the 
overall pattern for early next week. The area of broad upper level 
high pressure south of nm will remain in tact Monday...keeping the 
dry air in place with no storm chances. Winds aloft will also weaken 
and vent rates will trend down slightly. From there...the high 
pressure will slowly shift east and begin bringing middle level 
moisture back into the area. However...timing on this high pressure 
shift and tap into moisture is still unclear. In general...the European model (ecmwf) 
solution is more bullish on significant moisture returning to the 
area sooner than the GFS. Current thought believes trends will 
continue to be on drier side...which could lead to stronger 
downdraft winds and less wetting precipitation...but confidence remains too 
low for this middle to late week period. 


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Aviation... 
18z taf cycle 
VFR conditions expected through the taf period. Showers and 
thunderstorms will be limited primarily over the northern 
mts...moving to the southeast around 15 kts. Occasional mountain obscurations 
through the evening with rapid clearing overnight. High res 
models hint at showers being near klvs by 22z and ktcc by 00z...so 
mentioned vcsh in taf. Ksaf may also see afternoon shower if storms 
develop to the NE...but confidence too low for any mention. Afternoon 
gusts will generally be between 15 to 20 kts...with gusts up to 
30 kts possible around and just southeast of kfmn. 


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Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Farmington...................... 50 85 54 90 / 0 0 0 0 
Dulce........................... 42 81 44 82 / 5 5 5 5 
Cuba............................ 46 81 49 82 / 0 0 5 5 
Gallup.......................... 43 83 46 85 / 0 0 0 0 
El Morro........................ 45 79 43 79 / 0 0 0 0 
Grants.......................... 47 81 48 83 / 0 0 0 0 
Quemado......................... 47 80 48 82 / 0 0 0 0 
Glenwood........................ 51 87 55 88 / 0 0 0 0 
Chama........................... 37 76 40 77 / 10 10 10 10 
Los Alamos...................... 51 78 53 81 / 5 5 5 5 
Pecos........................... 50 76 50 79 / 5 10 10 10 
Cerro/Questa.................... 41 77 46 78 / 10 10 10 5 
Red River....................... 41 67 42 72 / 20 20 20 10 
Angel Fire...................... 37 72 39 74 / 20 20 20 10 
Taos............................ 44 79 46 82 / 20 10 10 5 
Mora............................ 46 75 47 79 / 10 20 20 20 
Espanola........................ 50 83 53 86 / 10 5 5 5 
Santa Fe........................ 51 79 54 82 / 5 5 10 5 
Santa Fe Airport................ 50 82 53 85 / 5 5 5 5 
Albuquerque foothills........... 56 84 59 87 / 0 5 5 0 
Albuquerque heights............. 60 86 62 89 / 0 5 5 0 
Albuquerque valley.............. 58 88 59 90 / 0 5 5 0 
Albuquerque West Mesa........... 59 87 60 89 / 0 5 5 0 
Los Lunas....................... 57 87 59 88 / 0 0 5 0 
Rio Rancho...................... 58 88 61 90 / 0 5 5 0 
Socorro......................... 61 89 61 92 / 0 0 0 0 
Sandia Park/Cedar Crest......... 53 82 55 86 / 0 5 5 0 
Tijeras......................... 53 83 55 85 / 0 5 5 0 
Moriarty/Estancia............... 49 84 50 84 / 5 0 5 5 
Clines Corners.................. 51 81 54 84 / 5 5 5 5 
Gran Quivira.................... 54 81 56 84 / 5 5 5 0 
Carrizozo....................... 59 84 59 86 / 0 5 5 5 
Ruidoso......................... 54 80 56 82 / 5 5 10 10 
Capulin......................... 45 79 52 82 / 20 20 20 20 
Raton........................... 46 81 50 86 / 20 20 20 10 
Springer........................ 50 82 52 87 / 10 20 20 10 
Las Vegas....................... 47 78 51 84 / 5 20 20 20 
Clayton......................... 57 85 59 90 / 20 20 20 10 
Roy............................. 56 82 58 85 / 10 10 20 10 
Conchas......................... 60 88 63 92 / 5 10 20 10 
Santa Rosa...................... 60 87 61 90 / 5 5 10 10 
Tucumcari....................... 60 90 62 96 / 10 10 20 10 
Clovis.......................... 61 88 62 91 / 10 10 10 10 
Portales........................ 62 89 63 92 / 20 10 10 10 
Fort Sumner..................... 61 89 64 92 / 5 5 10 10 
Roswell......................... 65 93 66 96 / 5 5 5 10 
Picacho......................... 58 86 61 88 / 5 5 5 10 
Elk............................. 57 81 58 83 / 5 5 10 10 


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Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


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