Updated: 5:14 PM MDT on April 30, 2016
Breezy. Rain and snow. Snow accumulation 1 to 3 inches. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Caution advised on area lakes.
Breezy. Rain and snow likely in the morning...then numerous thunderstorms with rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation 1 or 2 inches. Total snow accumulation 3 to 5 inches. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Caution advised on area lakes.
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers in the evening...then chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Not as cool. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Warmer. Highs in the 60s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.
Partly cloudy. Warmer. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Breezy. Highs in the 70s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Windy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Breezy. Highs in the 60s.
... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 PM MDT Sunday...
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow... which is in effect until 6 PM MDT
* Snow accumulations... 2 to 5 inches... except 4 to 8 inches in the
Chuska Mountains. Locally higher amounts on east facing slopes
of elevated terrain.
* Timing... rain and snow early this evening will change over to
all snow by late this evening. Periods of moderate to heavy snow
are expected late tonight into Sunday morning... before the snow
decreases in coverage and intensity Sunday afternoon.
* Winds... northeast and east at 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts in
the northeast and far northeast Highlands... and around Taos.
Southeast winds are expected across the Chuska Mountains and in
* Snow levels... starting above 8500 feet during the early
evening... will drop to valley bottoms by late tonight. The snow
level will then lift to near 7000 feet across northeast areas
Sunday afternoon... and to near 8500 feet across the Chuska
* Local impacts... roads will become snow packed and icy. Some
blowing and drifting of snow is expected. The visibility will
drop below a half mile at times tonight during periods of
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities.
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Location: East Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM
Updated: 8:21 PM MDT
|Temperature: 46.8 °F||Dew Point: 37 °F||Humidity: 68%||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.70 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in||Windchill: 47 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 8:23 PM MDT
|Temperature: 39.7 °F||Dew Point: 35 °F||Humidity: 84%||Wind: WSW at 5.4 mph||Pressure: 30.15 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in||Windchill: 36 °F||Graphs|
Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM
Updated: 8:23 PM MDT
|Temperature: 40.8 °F||Dew Point: 26 °F||Humidity: 55%||Wind: East at 6.0 mph||Pressure: 29.77 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in||Windchill: 37 °F||Graphs|
Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM
Updated: 8:20 PM MDT
|Temperature: 38.1 °F||Dew Point: 34 °F||Humidity: 86%||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 29.76 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 38 °F||Graphs|
Location: Eagle Ridge, Ilfeld, NM
Updated: 8:21 PM MDT
|Temperature: 46.8 °F||Dew Point: 36 °F||Humidity: 67%||Wind: NNE at 3.2 mph||Pressure: 29.60 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: Ilfeld, NM
Updated: 8:23 PM MDT
|Temperature: 47.7 °F||Dew Point: 37 °F||Humidity: 67%||Wind: ENE at 4.9 mph||Pressure: 30.27 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET, Coruco, NM
Updated: 8:04 PM MDT
|Temperature: 52 °F||Dew Point: 35 °F||Humidity: 53%||Wind: NE at 4 mph||Pressure: 29.89 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion...updated National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 545 PM MDT Sat Apr 30 2016 Aviation... 00z taf cycle upper low centered over SW Arizona at 23z will move slowly to eastern Arizona by 01/16z. At the same time...surface high pressure will build southward through the eastern plains with some northerly wind gusts to 35kt...and result in very strong Ely winds into the rgv especially from the kskx vicinity southward through kabq and konm. While the peak gusts to around 50-55kt expected to occur in the vicinity of kabq 01/05z-12z an overall southeast low level wind to persist through 01/18z. Otherwise...mts to be at least occasionally obscured in scattered showers/thunderstorms central and west...and terrain to become obscured in MVFR to IFR ceilings/visibility in -rasn br from east slopes central Montana chain across the eastern plains as the front pushes southward. && Previous discussion...350 PM MDT Sat Apr 30 2016... ..rare damaging east wind event expected in the Albuquerque metropolitan area late this evening through Sunday morning... Synopsis... a low pressure system slowly approaching New Mexico from the west will draw a powerful back door cold front through the state tonight. Potentially damaging east winds overtopping the central mountains will slam into the Albuquerque metropolitan area with sustained speeds from 35 to 60 miles per hour and gusts up to 75 miles per hour late this evening into Sunday morning. Much of the remainder of central New Mexico will feel gusts up to 55 miles per hour...including Santa Fe. The storm will also produce up to 15 inches of snow accumulation tonight through Sunday in parts of the northern mountains...with a few to several inches in the surrounding Highlands and valleys...as well as the west central mountains. The storm will exit northeast of the area Sunday night with weaker winds...a lingering chance of precipitation and the potential for a late season freeze in some locations. && Discussion... numerical model guidance is in very good agreement on the likelihood of damaging east winds in the Albuquerque metropolitan area tonight into Sunday morning. Models have been forecasting very strong winds for several days now...giving US high confidence in this climatologically rare occurrence. All of eastern Albuquerque...including the Northeast Heights and foothills...will be impacted by these very strong winds as 30-35 knots east to southeast flow at 700 mb overtops the Sandia Mountains. Downslope acceleration on the Lee side of the mountains will likely result in some gusts reaching near 75 miles per hour. Models are also painting a clearer picture of the upper level low pressure system opening into a trough as it crosses northern New Mexico late Sunday and exits east Sunday night. Abundant low level moisture...cold air delivered with the front and strong upper level dynamics will come together for several inches of late season snow in the northern and western mountains. I-25 will be impacted from Santa Fe to the Colorado border...as well as I-40 crossing the Continental Divide. There is some concern that the northwest mountains could receive warning criteria snow near 1 foot...too. Later shifts will monitor the winter weather advisories being issued there and upgrade as needed. GFS and European model (ecmwf) are still at odds on whether a middle level ridge or upper level trough will be the dominating weather feature through the early part of the coming work week. Even if the GFS ridge is right...there may be enough moisture to recycle for daily rounds of showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday as the weather gradually warms above sundays cold readings. Models agree on the ridge becoming dominant around middle week. 44 && Fire weather... no significant fire weather concerns through Wednesday...then increasing chances of critical fire weather conditions late next week. The next upper level closed low is along the California...Arizona border this afternoon. It will move across Arizona tonight then weaken as it turns northeast over The Four Corners region Sunday. Showers will continue to form this afternoon and evening and be widespread tonight and Sunday...along with a few thunderstorms. Snow will fall over the western and especially northern mountains with substantial snowfall in the sangre Delaware cristo mountains. But the snow may not be the biggest story later tonight into Sunday. The current set of numerical guidance is even a little stronger with their wind forecasts for Albuquerque. With the upper low centered over Arizona and a tightening surface gradient...east winds will increase dramatically during the overnight hours and a significant to major gap wind event will impact the central valleys. This could be an over the top event for the Rio Grande Valley...which would mean strong to high winds over a bit larger area than currently forecast. 700 mb flow steadily increases with southeast winds of 40 knots early Sunday morning. We will continue with the current wind advisories...and the High Wind Warning for the middle Rio Grande Valley...the most impact expected across eastern Albuquerque. Much cooler highs are forecast for all zones Sunday but especially so east of the central mountains. Wetting precipitation is expected at most locations but will favor western and northern zones. The cool and moist conditions continue into Monday and Tuesday as the upper low weakens and moves east with a trailing weaker wave crossing northern zones on Tuesday. Wetting precipitation though will be hard to come by early in the week. Temperatures begin trending up some Monday and Tuesday...but still below normal. An upper level ridge develops in the wake of this activity Wednesday while another strong upper low approaches the West Coast. Highs continue to warm Wednesday...finally reaching near normal values. Residual moisture could trigger a few showers over central or eastern zones. Temperatures increase again on Thursday as the ridge axis moves east of the state and a middle level dry slot with southwest surface winds develop ahead of the next system. Spotty critical fire weather conditions are possible across the west on Thursday. Stronger winds and a continued dry airmass will expand the coverage of critical conditions to more of the west and the central areas on Friday. Dryline convection will be possible late next week as well. Looks like the weekend could be impacted by another closed low with cooler temperatures...showers in the north...and gusty winds across the south. Critical fire conditions will be a concern for the east Central Plains on Saturday. Ventilation to be generally good or better for much of the forecast period...except for a broad area of poor to fair values in the east on Monday...and over the far northeast on Wednesday. Chj && Abq watches/warnings/advisories... Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM MDT Sunday for the following zones... nmz502-510-512-516-527>529. Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM MDT Sunday for the following zones... nmz513>515. Wind Advisory from 11 PM this evening to noon MDT Sunday for the following zones... nmz504-507-518-520-521-524. High Wind Warning from 11 PM this evening to noon MDT Sunday for the following zones... nmz519. Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM MDT Sunday for the following zones... nmz506-511. && $$