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Current Conditions

  • 44°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 5 mph
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 29.58 in. -
  • Heat Index: 42

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Clear
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 12:20 AM MDT on January 26, 2015

  • Sunday

    A few showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Rain. Thunder possible. Low 36F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Monday

    Windy with rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 46F. Winds NNE at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday Night

    Windy with a few showers early. Partly cloudy skies late. Low 29F. NNE winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly sunny. High 58F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 33F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 69F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low near 40F. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mainly sunny. High near 75F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear skies. Low 44F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 44F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy skies. High 72F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds. Low near 45F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    A few clouds from time to time. High 72F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 43F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 43F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High 69F. ENE winds shifting to WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny skies with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High around 70F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 41F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

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Location: North 8th. Street Extension, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 2:12 AM MDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM

Updated: 2:12 AM MDT

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 2:13 AM MDT

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Rociada, NM

Updated: 1:54 AM MDT

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 2:13 AM MDT

Temperature: 42.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS, Pecos, NM

Updated: 1:14 AM MDT

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: West at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
1148 PM MDT Sat Apr 25 2015 


Aviation... 
06z taf cycle 
still some virga showers persisting across the northern mountains...but 
the next wave of precipitation has moved into western nm...impacting kfmn 
and kgup. Precipitation will expand eastward early Sunday morning... 
impacting central nm by or shortly after sunrise and over eastern 
nm by the way 18 and 21z. Several hours of rain is likely at most 
locales...but duration may be a bit overdone in tafs. Later 
issuances will likely trim back rainfall duration as confidence in 
timing increases. Ts will be possible just about anywhere...but best 
chances are across NE nm. MVFR ceilings will be possible with any 
precipitation...and mountain obscurations are likely. Visibilities may be lowered in 
heavier precipitation. Though rain will be dominant...some high Elevation 
Mountain snow will be possible across the north central mountains west to 
northwest winds will also increase Sunday afternoon...with breezy to windy 
conditions likely. The strongest winds will from ksrr to krow 
where gusts near 35kt are possible. NE nm will be the exception to 
the west to northwest winds due to a back door cold front edging into the 
area in the afternoon. This front will sink southward after 00z Monday as 
widespread precipitation develops behind it. 


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&& 


Previous discussion...528 PM MDT Sat Apr 25 2015... 
update... 
updated probability of precipitation for tonight based on observation and latest guidance. Also 
added the southern sangre Delaware cristo mts to the Winter Storm 
Watch...as they were unintentionally omitted. Updated zone forecast product and west-southwest 
already transmitted. 


&& 


Previous discussion...336 PM MDT Sat Apr 25 2015... 
synopsis... 
significant wetting event upcoming for the Sunday to Monday period 
as potent trough aloft dives into Arizona tonight and morphs on its 
south end into a closed low early Sunday. Strong upward vertical 
velocity ahead and with this system plus the Pacific moisture the 
system is dragging along will give most locales at least light to 
moderate rain amounts. By far the heaviest precipitation is 
expected to fall across the sangre Delaware cristos east across the far 
northeast plains. Heavy snow accumulations are pretty likely in 
the former and to a somewhat lesser degree across western portions 
of the northeast Highlands and vicnity of Raton Pass and more 
generally the higher terrain near the Colorado line. Drying and 
warming from Tuesday on with maybe isolated mountain convection. 


&& 


Discussion... 
significant precipitation event upcoming for sun to Monday period as a 
strong upper trough dives into Arizona tonight and strengthens into a 
closed low on its south end early Sunday. Strong forcing ahead 
and with this system plus Pacific moisture the system brings with 
itself will give most locales at least light to moderate rain 
amounts. Heaviest precipitation by far is expected across the sangre Delaware 
cristos east across the far northeast plains. Heavy snow 
accumulations are pretty likely in the former and to a somewhat 
lesser degree across western portions of the northeast Highlands 
and vicnity of Raton Pass and more generally the higher terrain 
near the Colorado line. Will be continuing the Winter Storm Watch 
for the same areas as previously issued. Biggest forecast challenge 
seems to be how far...if at all...the accumulating snow will 
develop into the lower terrain of the NE Highlands and the Raton 
ridge/Johnson Mesa area. While thickness values and 700 mb temperatures 
look ever so slightly lower for this area than was depicted 24 
hours ago...still are facing the fact that much of the wraparound 
moisture on north to northwest side of low will have at least some Gulf of 
Mexico origin and other consideration is that air mass north of 
the back door front is not very chilly. Drying and warming from 
Tuesday on with maybe isolated mountain convection. 


Jet streak on the northwest to west side of upper low will combine with 
residual low level moisture to produce at least a few showers and 
thunderstorms over the western and northern mountains Tuesday afternoon and early 
evening. Healthy upper level ridge begins to translate east toward 
then over nm Wednesday and Thursday...warming temperatures to above seasonal 
norms limiting convection chances to slight...mainly over the northern 
mountains. Ridge axis slides east of nm Thursday night and Friday. GFS 
and European model (ecmwf) in good agreement that a relatively moist south to southwesterly 
flow aloft will develop Friday into early next weekend...resulting 
in isolated to perhaps at times scattered showers and storms. 


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&& 


Fire weather... 
what a difference a year makes. Cool and relatively moist conditions 
continue to favor the region today ahead of the next weather maker 
for Sunday and Monday. This next system will be the type to mitigate 
fire weather concerns for several days if not weeks in some areas. 


But first...the marginal critical conditions developing today over 
the east Central Plains and parts of The Highlands will continue 
through sunset. Humidity will then trend up tonight as deep moisture 
advection increases from the west. Wetting rainfall is expected to 
begin west of The Divide before midnight then shift east into the 
Rio Grande Valley around sunrise. The center of the upper low will 
slide east along the I-40 corridor through Monday and deliver a 
significant soaking rain event for much of the area...especially the 
northern mts and the northeast plains. Temperatures will become cold enough 
for heavy snow accums above 8000 feet Sunday night and Monday morning 
where up to 1 foot is possible. It will likely snow in lower terrain 
areas but with limited accums. The other good news is temperatures remain 
15 to 25f below normal Monday and Tuesday before rebounding back 
toward normal Wednesday. This will allow snow to melt slowly and 
soil moisture values to stay elevated for several days afterward in 
the lower elevations. 


A ridge will slide into the area Wednesday then crest Thursday before 
breaking down Friday. Vent rates will deteriorate with perhaps some 
poor values Thursday. Relative humidity recoveries will be high for most areas with 
wet soils and nocturnal inversions in place. Guidance indicates a 
good deal of middle level moisture trapped beneath the ridge which will 
enhance the recycling of rain showers and keep cloud cover around for 
late in the afternoon. 


Chances for more wetting rainfall increase by the weekend as a low 
pressure system develops very slowly along the California coastline. 
This will help force a monsoon-like pattern with moist and unstable 
south southwest flow over nm. Daily rounds of showers and storms are 
possible Friday through next Monday. A quick glimpse at the longer 
range pattern through the first few days of may indicates elevated 
moisture and below noral temperatures continuing. 


Guyer 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Storm Watch from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon for 
the following zones...nmz513>515-527. 


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