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Current Conditions

  • 58°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: South 14 mph
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 44°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. +

Nowcast

  • Now as of 1:53 PM MDT on October 21, 2014

    Showers and a couple of thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage through the afternoon over eastern New Mexico. Expect light to moderate rain with amounts around one quarter inch and locally up to one half inch through 4 PM. Locations impacted include Mesa... Elkins...Yeso...Fort Sumner...Santa Rosa...Tucumcari...Ragland and house.

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on October 21, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 64F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 68F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:39 am MDT on October 21, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 25 hours.

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

... Bernalillo County...
   Cedro 8 SW 0.47 915 am 10/21
   Albuquerque 5 S 0.46 1025 PM 10/20
      - kabq ASOS.
   Carnuel 3 NW 0.38 330 PM 10/20
   Albuquerque 4 se 0.33 915 am 10/21
      - Gibson and Carlisle.
   Albuquerque 5 WSW 0.32 915 am 10/21
      - central and coors.
   Albuquerque 4 SSE 0.29 915 am 10/21
      - Zuni and San Mateo.
   Albuquerque 8 E 0.25 915 am 10/21
      - Candelaria and Camino de La Sierra.
   Albuquerque 2 se 0.24 915 am 10/21
      - constitution and Carlisle.
   Albuquerque 5 E 0.24 915 am 10/21
      - menaul and moon.
   Albuquerque 5 ESE 0.24 800 am 10/21
      - Indian school and Wyoming.
   Albuquerque 3 SSE 0.23 915 am 10/21
      - Coal and Girard.
   Albuquerque 4 W 0.22 915 am 10/21
      - Redlands Road and Alamogordo drive.
   Sedillo 2 E 0.22 915 am 10/21
   Albuquerque 8 ENE 0.22 915 am 10/21
      - Academy and imperata.
   Albuquerque 2 SSE 0.21 915 am 10/21
      - constitution and Girard.
   Sedillo 1 ESE 0.20 915 am 10/21
   Albuquerque 3 W 0.20 915 am 10/21
      - Matthew and Rio Grande.
   Albuquerque 4 E 0.20 915 am 10/21
      - Candelaria and Wyoming.
   Albuquerque 2 E 0.17 915 am 10/21
      - Aztec and San Mateo.
   Tijeras 5 E 0.17 915 am 10/21
   Albuquerque 8 SW 0.16 915 am 10/21
      - Sage and 98th street.
   Tijeras 1 SSW 0.14 915 am 10/21
   Albuquerque 3 WNW 0.13 915 am 10/21
      - Rio Grande and griegos.
   Albuquerque 3 WNW 0.13 915 am 10/21
      - Rio Grande and griegos.
   Albuquerque 4 NW 0.12 915 am 10/21
      - montano and coors.
   Albuquerque 8 ENE 0.12 915 am 10/21
      - Spain and imperata.
   Albuquerque 4 WNW 0.11 1025 PM 10/20
      - montano RAWS.

... Catron County...
   Glenwood 0.97 430 PM 10/20
   Quemado 0.48 400 PM 10/20
   Reserve 1 WNW 0.44 545 PM 10/20
      - Reserve RAWS.
   Quemado Lake 6 SSE 0.44 1025 PM 10/20
      - Slaughter RAWS.
   Luna 1 ENE 0.33 543 PM 10/20
      - Luna RAWS.
   Mogollon 10 ESE 0.13 543 PM 10/20

... Chaves County...
   Roswell 4 NNE 0.61 915 am 10/21
   Dunken 2 NE 0.22 1034 PM 10/20
      - Dunken RAWS.
   Roswell 4 WNW 0.14 915 am 10/21
   Bitter Lake wildlife ref 14 NNE 0.12 552 PM 10/20
      - Eight Mile draw RAWS.

... Curry County...
   Melrose 0.63 700 am 10/21

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 4 W 0.54 1038 PM 10/20
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.52 645 am 10/21
   Bonito Lake 2 S 0.38 1039 PM 10/20
   oscuro 7 W 0.35 1033 PM 10/20
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 0.31 1037 PM 10/20
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 0.30 1039 PM 10/20
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Alto 2 SSE 0.25 915 am 10/21
   Bonito Lake 5 WNW 0.21 1038 PM 10/20
   Bonito Lake 0.16 1037 PM 10/20
   oscuro 18 WSW 0.10 549 PM 10/20
   Bonito Lake 3 NE 0.10 915 am 10/21

... Quay County...
   house 0.41 915 am 10/21

... Roosevelt County...
   Tolar 13 se 0.78 1033 PM 10/20
      - Melrose range RAWS.

... Sandoval County...
   Ponderosa 3 ENE 0.39 915 am 10/21
   Jemez Springs 11 NE 0.21 545 PM 10/20
   Ponderosa 2 WNW 0.20 915 am 10/21
   Placitas 1 NNW 0.11 915 am 10/21

... Santa Fe County...
   Edgewood 2 NW 0.18 915 am 10/21
   Santa Fe 4 NW 0.13 915 am 10/21
   Santa Fe 6 se 0.11 915 am 10/21

... Socorro County...
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 21 se 0.47 734 PM 10/20
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 0.37 1030 PM 10/20
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 22 se 0.29 1025 PM 10/20
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 0.21 1025 PM 10/20
      - Bosque RAWS.
   Contreras 1 ESE 0.18 547 PM 10/20
      - Sevilleta RAWS.
   Bingham 10 S 0.15 1032 PM 10/20
   Gran Quivira 20 WNW 0.13 915 am 10/21
   La Joya 2 WNW 0.12 548 PM 10/20
   Chamizal 1 SSW 0.10 915 am 10/21

... Torrance County...
   Mountainair 1 S 0.25 915 am 10/21
   Moriarty 3 ESE 0.12 1030 PM 10/20
      - k0e0 AWOS.
   Mountainair 1 W 0.12 1030 PM 10/20
      - Mountainair RAWS.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 1:54 PM MDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 1:54 PM MDT

Temperature: 60.1 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 1:54 PM MDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
1202 PM MDT Tuesday Oct 21 2014 


Aviation... 
18z taf cycle 
patchy MVFR ceilings across the east slopes of central Montana chain and 
adjacent Highlands to the east as well as the southeast plains as of 
midday should at least become more localized or even rise to VFR 
levels all areas after 19z or 20z. Exceptions will be associated 
with isolated to scattered rain showers and thunderstorms and rain where MVFR and very isolated 
brief IFR ceilings can be expected. Aforementioned conditions will be 
most likely at row and to lesser degree lvs...tcc...and saf. 
Across west half of nm VFR by far will be the rule with isolated 
MVFR ceilings associated with isolated to scattered rain showers and -tsra. MVFR 
ceilings will likely redevelop at row overnight and potentially 
impact tcc as well. In addition to mountain obscurations 
today...other impacts include potential for isolated instances of 
small hail. 


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&& 


Previous discussion...312 am MDT Tuesday Oct 21 2014... 
synopsis... 
a weak upper low centered near El Paso this morning will continue to 
provide the necessary ingredients to generate scattered showers and 
thunderstorms today and tonight. As the low weakens and lifts 
northeastward Wednesday...strengthening high pressure will begin 
to limit shower chances over western New Mexico Wednesday and 
area-wide Thursday. The warming and drying trend will continue 
Friday and through the weekend. 


&& 


Discussion... 
weak upper low continuing to generate a line of showers and 
isolated thunderstorms from south-central Chaves County 
northeastward to eastern Lincoln County. Infrared and water vapor 
satellite imagery indicating that the low is weakening and becoming 
an open wave. Still plenty of difluence aloft and low and middle level 
moisture to generate another round of scattered showers and 
thunderstorms today into tonight. Increasing SW winds aloft 
associated with the subtropical jet stream will likely combine 
with steep 700-500mb lapse rates...cold (-13c) 500mb temperatures 
to generate isolated strong storms with large hail being the 
primary threat. 


Models in good agreement that the trough axis will slide through 
central nm Wednesday morning and points east during the afternoon. 
Even with plenty of low level residual moisture to work with...subsidence 
on the backside of the trough will limit shower chances west of 
the middle rgv Wednesday. Subsidence will increase further Thursday as 
an anomalously strong upper level high builds up from southern Arizona. GFS 
and European model (ecmwf) remain in good agreement that upper high center/axis 
translates through central New Mexico around midday Friday. 
Increasing SW flow aloft Friday night and Saturday will result in 
Lee surface trough and increasing SW winds east of the Central 
Mountain chain. 


GFS and European model (ecmwf) solutions continue add odds with one another for Sunday 
into early next week. GFS remains the much more progressive model with 
just a glancing blow from an upper level Pacific trough and 
the associated surface cold front. Interestingly...European model (ecmwf) sticks to 
its GUNS with a much more split upper level trough moving onto the 
West Coast Friday night. The southern portion of this trough lifts 
rapidly northeastward while the slower northern portion digs southward through 
the eastern Great Basin and toward New Mexico. This scenario would 
result in quite the easterly upslope snow event for northern and 
central New Mexico. GFS scenario would equate to a Ho-hum mainly 
dry cold frontal passage. 


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&& 


Fire weather... 
an anomalously moist atmosphere continues across the area with more 
wetting rain expected today into Wednesday prior to a warming/drying 
trend beginning as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region. 


The upper low near the bootheel is forecast to open up and drift 
northeast today thanks to the progressive trough moving east across 
the Great Basin and inland northwest. High humidity and another 
round of showers and thunderstorms is expected today with decent 
wetting potential. The warming/drying kicks-in Wednesday with the 
focus for wetting rain shifting east a bit. High forecast confidence 
on a ridge of high pressure building over the Desert Southwest 
Wednesday into Wednesday night...then shifting east over New Mexico 
on Thursday into Friday. Minimum humidity will trend down as high 
temperatures trend up to above normal Thursday and Friday with a 
590-592dam 500mb high over southern New Mexico. This pattern will 
also create poor ventilation across much of the area late in the 
week...especially in valleys where temperature inversions will be 
stubborn or slow to break. 


Look for improving vent rates and increasing winds over the weekend 
as the ridge shifts east and is replaced with moderate westerlies 
and a deepening Lee side trough. The 00z European model (ecmwf) is more bullish than 
the GFS with an upper level trough moving into the central/southern 
rockies late Sunday. Our wind forecast for Sunday afternoon/evening 
will be a blend of the GFS and European model (ecmwf) solutions for now...which 
represents an increase over the previous forecast cycle. Minimum 
humidity looks to stay above critical threshold...but Worth watching 
trends closely for Sunday with some potential for an hour or two of 
critical fire weather conditions across the northeast quarter. 


11 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


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