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Current Conditions

  • 57°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE 10 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 50°
  • Pressure: 29.94 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 78 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 53 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 55 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 55 °
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Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 9:07 PM MDT on August 27, 2015

  • Rest of Tonight

    Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. North winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s. East winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s.

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Location: East Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 3:25 AM MDT

Temperature: 64.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 3:26 AM MDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: South at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM

Updated: 3:25 AM MDT

Temperature: 61.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Eagle Ridge, Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 3:16 AM MDT

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 3:25 AM MDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Coruco, NM

Updated: 3:07 AM MDT

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 3:26 AM MDT

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
1158 PM MDT Thursday Aug 27 2015 


Aviation... 
06z taf cycle 
back door cold front will continue to slide down the plains 
overnight. A few showers and perhaps a stray thunderstorm will 
develop behind it. Otherwise...VFR conditions will prevail. 
Rain showers/thunderstorms and rain will develop along the Central Mountain chain as well as near 
the frontal boundary Friday afternoon. Frontal boundary will slow up 
near krow...thus confidence is fairly high that krow will be 
impacted by storms Friday aftn/eve. Otherwise...convection along 
the Central Mountain chain will aid in pushing the front through the gaps 
of the Central Mountain chain. Gusty canyon winds will be possible at 
kabq/ksaf late Friday aftn/eve. Thunderstorms and rain chances will be lowest near 
kfmn/kgup where drier middle level air will work into the state. 


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Previous discussion...852 PM MDT Thursday Aug 27 2015... 
update... 
focused greatest probability of precipitation over the northeast and east Central Plains 
remainder of tonight as a cold front sags south into the area. 
Nudged values much lower for central and western nm where storms 
already diminished to middle and high level cloud cover. 


Guyer 


&& 


Previous discussion...252 PM MDT Thursday Aug 27 2015... 
synopsis... 
a backdoor front will move southwest across eastern New Mexico 
tonight then west into central portions of the area late Friday... 
enhancing chances for storms through the weekend central and west. 
Moisture will remain across much of the state next week with 
daily rounds of storms and temperatures at or slightly above 
normal. 


&& 


Discussion... 
12z kabq sounding showed a precipitable water of 1.17 inch...which is well above 
normal and near the 99th percentile as far as daily climatology 
is concerned. A little daytime heating combined with the moisture- 
loaded atmosphere is yielding another round of storms today...but 
very little directional shear is making for short-lived updrafts 
with popcorn-type storms for the most-part. Some small hail is 
likely with these storms due to drying in the Upper/Middle levels of 
the atmosphere coming into northwest portions of the area...which 
will make for more impressive lapse rates given some evaporative 
cooling. Strong/gusty winds likely as well...mainly across the 
east central and southeast plains where surface temperatures are rising 
into the middle 90s. 


The trough ejecting into the central U.S. Plains will send a 
backdoor front down the eastern plains tonight into early 
Friday...then west through the Central Mountain chain Friday 
evening. This front will help to enhance thunderstorm chances 
along the Central Mountain chain late Friday...then a bit further 
west Saturday before the upper level ridge axis shifts east over 
the state on Sunday...brining enhanced storm chances back to the 
Rio Grande Valley and Central Mountain chain. Precipitable water trends will 
generally be down during this period...but still forecast to 
remain above normal most areas for late August. Temperatures 
through the weekend will be at or slightly above normal. 


Plenty of moisture will remain over the area through next week as 
a troughing pattern sets-up over the Pacific northwest...extending south 
along the West Coast. This pattern...combined with a slight 
eastward jog of the upper high will allow moisture to stream north 
over New Mexico through at least Wednesday before any downtrend. 
So...expect daily rounds of storms with temperatures generally at 
or slightly above normal to persist for the foreseeable future. 


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Fire weather... 
flow aloft has become northwesterly today and dry air is pushing 
into northwest New Mexico. This drier air is expected to keep most shower 
and thunderstorm activity over the southeast half or so of the 
state this evening. Most activity will gradually diminish after 
sunset. A weak backdoor cold front/boundary will drop into 
northeast nm this evening and through the remainder of the eastern 
plains overnight. The front is forecast to stall along the east 
slopes of the Central Mountain chain during the day Friday before 
pushing westward into the Rio Grande Valley and points west Friday 
evening. Storms will favor the east slopes of the Central Mountain 
chain and adjacent Highlands...particularly the sangre Delaware cristos. 
Dry air expected to win out over west-central and northwest nm. 


Low level moisture returns to western areas Friday night...setting 
the stage for scattered thunderstorms along and near the Continental 
Divide. Elsewhere...isolated activity is likely. Despite the upper 
high building over western New Mexico Saturday night and Sunday...SW 
flow near mountain top level is forecast to tap monsoon moisture 
from southern Arizona. According to the GFS...this relatively deep 
tap continues into Monday before drier air starts to work into northwest 
and north-central nm Tuesday and Wednesday. European model (ecmwf)...however...keeps 
the deep tap going through Wednesday before drying out areas north 
of I-40 on Thursday. At any rate...an active weather pattern is 
expected through early next week with uncertainty as to how the long 
the deeper monsoon moisture continues to move in from the southwest. 


Ventilation rates diminish Friday through the weekend with local 
fair to poor rates forecast northwest and north central. More 
widespread fair to poor rates possible early next week. 


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Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


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