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  • 57°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: South 9 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 55°
  • Pressure: 30.18 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on September 19, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 68F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 52F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday

    Partly 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 79F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 64F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

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

  • Monday Night

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

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:31 PM MDT on September 18, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 24 hours.

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

... Bernalillo County...
   Albuquerque 5 NE 0.33 915 am 9/18
      - Corona and Louisiana.
   Albuquerque 5 NE 0.28 915 am 9/18
      - San Antonio and Louisiana.
   Albuquerque 8 SW 0.27 915 am 9/18
      - Sage and 98th street.
   Albuquerque 2 se 0.23 915 am 9/18
      - constitution and Carlisle.
   Isleta Pueblo 4 NNW 0.22 915 am 9/18
   Albuquerque 4 E 0.18 915 am 9/18
      - Candelaria and Wyoming.
   Albuquerque 5 E 0.17 915 am 9/18
      - menaul and moon.
   Albuquerque 2 SSE 0.16 915 am 9/18
      - constitution and Girard.
   Albuquerque 5 WSW 0.16 915 am 9/18
      - central and coors.
   Albuquerque 4 NW 0.14 915 am 9/18
      - montano and coors.
   Albuquerque 3 NNE 0.14 915 am 9/18
      - Vista del norte and las lomitas.
   Albuquerque 2 NNW 0.14 915 am 9/18
      - montano and fourth street.
   Albuquerque 9 NE 0.14 700 am 9/18
      - paseo del notre and Tramway.
   Albuquerque 2 E 0.14 915 am 9/18
      - Aztec and San Mateo.
   Albuquerque 3 W 0.14 915 am 9/18
      - Matthew and Rio Grande.
   Albuquerque 6 WNW 0.13 915 am 9/18
      - montano and unser.
   Albuquerque 6 ENE 0.13 915 am 9/18
      - Academy and carruthers.
   Sandia Park 7 W 0.13 915 am 9/18
   Albuquerque 5 NW 0.13 915 am 9/18
      - paseo del norte and Rancho Sereno.
   Albuquerque 6 WNW 0.12 915 am 9/18
      - dellyne and unser.
   Albuquerque 7 NNW 0.12 915 am 9/18
      - Westside Boulevard and Golf course.
   Albuquerque 4 ESE 0.12 800 am 9/18
      - Indian school and Wyoming.
   Albuquerque 8 E 0.12 915 am 9/18
      - Candelaria and Camino de La Sierra.
   Albuquerque 8 ENE 0.12 915 am 9/18
      - Academy and imperata.
   Albuquerque 8 ENE 0.11 915 am 9/18
      - Spain and imperata.
   Carnuel 3 WSW 0.09 915 am 9/18
   Albuquerque 8 ESE 0.09 915 am 9/18
      - copper and supper rock.
   Albuquerque 9 NE 0.09 915 am 9/18
      - Cedar Hill and Tramway.

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 3 WSW 4.13 445 PM 9/18
   Glenwood 3.63 430 PM 9/18
   Mogollon 10 ESE 3.02 445 PM 9/18
   Mogollon 2 NW 2.63 445 PM 9/18
   Mogollon 14 se 2.51 630 PM 9/18
   Mogollon 8 ENE 2.24 445 PM 9/18
   Old Horse Springs 19 SSE 1.94 515 PM 9/18
      - Pelona Mountain RAWS.
   Datil 11 NNE 1.70 515 PM 9/18
      - Datil RAWS.
   Luna 1 ENE 1.68 100 PM 9/18
   Pleasanton 4 ESE 1.54 628 am 9/18
   Quemado Lake 6 SSE 1.24 515 PM 9/18
      - Slaughter RAWS.
   Beaverhead 1.16 508 PM 9/18
      - Beaverhead RAWS.
   Mogollon 34 ESE 1.10 515 PM 9/18
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Pietown 28 NE 0.98 515 PM 9/18
      - portable RAWS.
   Quemado 0.91 400 PM 9/18
   Omega 8 NNE 0.83 915 am 9/18
   Omega 11 NNE 0.73 915 am 9/18
   Omega 8 NNW 0.72 915 am 9/18
   Mogollon 1 WSW 0.14 515 PM 9/18
      - Mogollon RAWS.
   Datil 2 W 0.13 915 am 9/18

... Chaves County...
   Dunken 2 NE 1.24 1036 PM 9/18
      - Dunken RAWS.
   Roswell 1 NW 0.89 600 am 9/18
   Roswell 0.88 915 am 9/18
   Roswell 4 SSE 0.64 1116 PM 9/18
      - krow ASOS.
   Roswell 4 N 0.59 700 am 9/18
   Bitter Lake wildlife ref 14 NNE 0.28 515 PM 9/18
      - Eight Mile draw RAWS.

... Cibola County...
   Pine Hill 14 SSE 1.07 515 PM 9/18
      - Ramah RAWS.
   Acoma Pueblo 19 SW 0.39 515 PM 9/18
      - Brushy Mountain RAWS.
   New Laguna 1 N 0.39 515 PM 9/18
      - Laguna RAWS.

... Curry County...
   Melrose 1.40 600 PM 9/18
   Clovis 2 WNW 1.11 230 PM 9/18
   Cannon AFB 1 N 0.97 258 PM 9/18
      - kcvs ASOS.
   Clovis 13 N 0.23 915 am 9/18
   Texico 3 NNW 0.17 515 PM 9/18
      - kcvn AWOS.

... De Baca County...
   Fort Sumner 11 NE 0.44 915 am 9/18

... Lincoln County...
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 3.06 445 PM 9/18
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 2.86 445 PM 9/18
   Bonito Lake 2 S 2.73 445 PM 9/18
   Bonito Lake 5 WNW 2.67 445 PM 9/18
   Bonito Lake 4 W 2.65 445 PM 9/18
   Bonito Lake 2.51 445 PM 9/18
   Ruidoso 1 NNW 1.71 515 PM 9/18
      - smokey bear RAWS.
   Alto 2 SSE 1.60 915 am 9/18
   Bonito Lake 3 NE 1.52 915 am 9/18
   oscuro 7 W 1.50 515 PM 9/18
   oscuro 18 WSW 1.47 515 PM 9/18
   Arabela 6 ENE 1.37 630 am 9/18
   Arabela 12 ENE 1.12 515 PM 9/18
      - portable RAWS.
   Fort Stanton 2 SSW 0.57 515 PM 9/18
      - ksrr AWOS.
   Lincoln 1 ESE 0.33 915 am 9/18

... Quay County...
   house 0.58 915 am 9/18
   McAlister 4 WNW 0.31 915 am 9/18

... Rio Arriba County...
   Dulce 1.10 515 PM 9/18
      - Dulce RAWS.
   El Vado 11 W 0.48 515 PM 9/18
      - portable RAWS.
   El Vado 5 NNE 0.21 800 am 9/18
   Brazos 3 NNE 0.18 915 am 9/18
   El Vado 0.12 800 am 9/18
   Canoncito 7 WNW 0.11 915 am 9/18

... Roosevelt County...
   Portales 1 SW 0.55 500 PM 9/18
   Portales 3 W 0.40 915 am 9/18
   Portales 3 SW 0.30 915 am 9/18
   Portales 3 SW 0.30 730 am 9/18
   Tolar 13 se 0.27 515 PM 9/18
      - Melrose range RAWS.

... Sandoval County...
   Rio Rancho 3 WSW 0.63 915 am 9/18
      - Idalia and unser.
   Placitas 1 NNW 0.57 915 am 9/18
   Rio Rancho 3 W 0.53 915 am 9/18
      - northern and unser.
   Rio Rancho 2 se 0.45 915 am 9/18
      - high resort and Highway 528.
   Rio Rancho 2 WSW 0.42 915 am 9/18
      - abrazo and unser.
   Rio Rancho 2 ESE 0.40 915 am 9/18
      - northern and Idalia.
   Bernalillo 2 SW 0.39 915 am 9/18
   Placitas 2 NE 0.38 915 am 9/18
   Rio Rancho 2 SW 0.32 915 am 9/18
      - southern and Sara.
   Corrales 2 N 0.29 915 am 9/18
   Rio Rancho 4 WSW 0.28 915 am 9/18
      - Idalia and rainbows.
   Rio Rancho 4 ENE 0.22 915 am 9/18
      - Iris and Highway 528.
   Corrales 1 ENE 0.21 915 am 9/18
   Rio Rancho 2 ENE 0.19 915 am 9/18
      - Kim and cliff.
   Bernalillo 2 W 0.19 915 am 9/18
   Corrales 0.15 915 am 9/18
   Corrales 1 ESE 0.13 915 am 9/18
   Albuquerque 7 N 0.11 915 am 9/18
      - Corrales and Applewood.
   Bernalillo 3 WNW 0.10 915 am 9/18
   Rio Rancho 6 NE 0.10 915 am 9/18
      - Highway 550 and Highway 528.
   Ponderosa 2 WNW 0.09 915 am 9/18

... Santa Fe County...
   Lamy 5 NW 0.71 915 am 9/18
   Lamy 4 NW 0.55 915 am 9/18
   Lamy 4 NNW 0.38 915 am 9/18
   Lamy 3 N 0.30 915 am 9/18
   Agua Fria 3 N 0.28 915 am 9/18
   Sedillo 4 NE 0.10 915 am 9/18

... Socorro County...
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 2.52 515 PM 9/18
      - Bosque RAWS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 11 se 2.28 515 PM 9/18
   Bingham 10 S 2.02 629 am 9/18
   Socorro 10 SSE 1.84 915 am 9/18
   Contreras 1 ESE 1.77 515 PM 9/18
      - Sevilleta RAWS.
   Gran Quivira 20 WNW 1.67 915 am 9/18
   Carrizozo 15 NW 1.58 515 PM 9/18
      - Chupadera RAWS.
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 14 E 1.57 630 am 9/18
   Socorro 2 S 1.57 515 PM 9/18
      - konm AWOS.
   Natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 1.55 515 PM 9/18
      - Magdalena RAWS.
   San Acacia 1 SW 1.16 915 am 9/18
   Socorro 33 NNE 0.79 915 am 9/18

... Torrance County...
   Manzano 2 se 1.31 700 am 9/18
   Mountainair 1 S 1.09 915 am 9/18
   Encino 3 SSW 0.31 700 am 9/18

... Valencia County...
   Rio communities 6 se 0.65 915 am 9/18
   Rio communities 0.35 915 am 9/18
   Peralta 2 SSE 0.28 915 am 9/18
   Belen 5 SSE 0.26 915 am 9/18



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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 1:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 1:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 1:47 AM MDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
1143 PM MDT Thursday Sep 18 2014 


Aviation... 
06z taf cycle 
Odile remnants drifting east and north along Interstate 40 in 
eastern nm will cross into the Texas Panhandle by 18z Friday noontime 
with continuing overnight Montana obscuration and eastern plains fog. 
Easterly wind shift across eastern nm will promote up slope 
enhancement of showers against the Central Mountain chain from 18z 
Onward Friday with showers continuing through 06z. Overnight...low 
ceilings...rain and fog will drop lvs...tcc...and row to MVFR and IFR. 
Scattered cloud groups at IFR/MVFR levels serving as placeholders for 
downward ceiling excursions during valid period. Vcsh brackets 
greatest likelihood for nearby showers and embedded thunder. 


Shy 


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Previous discussion...730 PM MDT Thursday Sep 18 2014... 
update... 
updated forecast to remove Flash Flood Watch wording from zone forecast product and 
to lower probability of precipitation. Remnant warm core Odile circulation all but kaput 
over south central nm this evening. Decreased precipitation 
chances significantly overnight with no discernible upper level 
mesoscale atmospheric lift remaining and instability waining. 
Still expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms over southeast and 
east- central areas...the vast majority of which should be in the 
form of light to moderate rain. 


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Previous discussion...314 PM MDT Thursday Sep 18 2014... 
synopsis... 
the remnants of a tropical cyclone known as Odile have worked 
into New Mexico with copious amounts of moisture pushing into 
south central to southeastern New Mexico. Widespread 
rainfall...some of which will be locally heavy...will continue to 
spread over south central to southeastern New Mexico this 
evening...eventually shifting into east central parts of the state 
later tonight. Expect cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy 
conditions over much of eastern New Mexico on Friday as remnant 
moisture and precipitation covers this half of the state. Also...a 
few storms will still be possible in western New Mexico Friday. 
Expect less storms on Saturday with temperatures running close to 
seasonal averages...despite the arrival of a fast-moving cold 
front. Some additional moisture could seep back into the state 
Sunday...leading to scattered storms in many parts of the state. 


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Discussion... 
the remnants of a tropical cyclone known as Odile have worked 
into New Mexico with copious amounts of moisture pushing into 
south central to southeastern New Mexico. Widespread 
rainfall...some of which will be locally heavy...will continue to 
spread over south central to southeastern New Mexico this 
evening...eventually shifting into east central parts of the state 
later tonight. Expect cooler temperatures and mostly cloudy 
conditions over much of eastern New Mexico on Friday as remnant 
moisture and precipitation covers this half of the state. Also...a 
few storms will still be possible in western New Mexico Friday. 
Expect less storms on Saturday with temperatures running close to 
seasonal averages...despite the arrival of a fast-moving cold 
front. Some additional moisture could seep back into the state 
Sunday...leading to scattered storms in many parts of the state. 


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&& 


Discussion... 
as we Chase the remnants of Odile...the focus for additional 
rainfall seems to be shifting toward the south 
central...southeastern...and east central parts of nm. 
While the remnant circulation is still in southwestern nm...the 
best surge of deep moisture is currently displaced to the 
east...essentially blanketing the southeastern quadrant of nm at 
this time. Current radar imagery shows batch of stratiform rain 
over south central nm...advancing toward Chaves County and 
potentially southern Lincoln County. Additional discrete cells are 
also firing in Catron...Socorro...and northern Lincoln County. 
Abundant clouds in Curry and Roosevelt counties may suppress 
daytime instability...leaving a later window of opportunity 
tonight. For tonight...have decided to extend Flash Flood Watch 
for lower Rio Grande...Gila...and San Francisco river zones...but 
will keep remaining areas as-is. The Heart of 
Chaves...Curry...Roosevelt...and Delaware Baca counties have not 
observed too much rainfall yet...thus they are not primed as much 
as points farther west. 


Into Friday the remnants of Odile will work toward northeastern 
nm...with a healthy slug of lagging moisture over much of the 
eastern half of the state. The east Central Plains will be favored 
for rainfall...some of which will be locally heavy. Temperatures 
will run a bit below average in the east Friday due to the 
plethora of clouds expected. Showers and storms should be somewhat 
limited along and west of the Rio Grande due to a drier 
Continental air mass working in from the northwest. At this point 
model consensus is for the bulk of the precipitation to exit east 
nm and push into West Texas by Friday night. High pressure over old 
Mexico and a trough closing into a low over Southern California will be 
driving features that determine how quickly remnants of Odile 
exit. 


Should Odile exit as advertised...a back door front would move 
into its place...bringing in some gusty conditions to the east 
central to northeastern zones during the day Saturday. The air mass 
along the front would appear to be too dry to spawn too much in 
the way of convection...but if moisture from Odile is slower to 
exit then the forcing along the front may help ignite a few cells. 
Elsewhere the drier air mass should pose difficulty in supporting 
storm formation...and thus probability of precipitation have been left at 10-20 percent 
for most remaining areas. The front could spill through the Rio 
Grande Valley around noon Saturday...introducing some gusty winds 
downwind of canyons/gaps. 


There is quite a bit of uncertainty with Sunday and the first part 
of next week. The closed low over Southern California should drift 
northeastward into Nevada with a brief channel of moisture being drawn 
up over western nm. The story in the east could be a return of 
moisture back into the east with moist up slope flow. The probability of precipitation 
have not been hoisted terribly high at this point...but will 
continue to monitor. Once the closed low pushes east into the 
Great Plains by middle week...the subtropical ridge should make an 
appearance over nm with a deep Pacific northwest storm taking shape. 


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&& 


Fire weather... 
main highlights near term will be higher humidity and wetting 
rain chances favoring the south/east. Unsettled weather should 
continue during the weekend with a moderate back door cold front 
Saturday combined with a closed low over California ejecting 
northeastward over the Great Basin on Sunday. Atmospheric 
conditions appear to be drier next week although a back door cold 
front is in the cards with residual unsettledness and some 
shower/thunderstorm chances early in the week. 


Remnants of Odile will continue to impact southern and eastern areas 
through Friday. This is where the best chance of wetting rain 
exists. Drier air which currently resides over the north should 
moisten some...at least at the low levels on Friday thus relative humidity values 
will rise. Wetting rain chances look to be most pronounced along and 
east of the central mountains maximum ventilation should drop into the poor 
category along the central mountains and also include the upper Rio 
Grande Valley and portions of the Jemez Mountains caveat is that there 
is quite a gradient depicted by the models so dont be surprised if 
forecasted vent rates changed along this buffer area during the next 
24 hours. 


As mentioned above...models appear to be pretty similar in depicting 
a continued unsettled weather pattern into the weekend and quite 
possibly lingering into early next week. The main catalyst for the 
unsettled weather would be residual moisture left over from the 
Odile passage...back door cold front and a closed low originating 
from Southern California. The stronger precipitation day appears to 
be Sunday but this will be dependent on the closed Pacific low 
ejection from Southern California. Saturday looks to be more of a 
down day although residual high humidity should continue. Both the 
GFS/European model (ecmwf) show wetting precipitation chances continuing into Monday. 
Ventilation rates dont look all that low although some poors show up 
Saturday across the far northwest and southeast. Improving ventilation for the 
most part on Sunday. 


GFS/European model (ecmwf) are consistent with showing drier middle level air pushing 
into The Four Corners area on Tuesday and eventually spreading south 
and eastward through Thursday. Another Pacific trough is being 
depicted by both long range models late week/following weekend and the 
timing/orientation of this trough passage would certainly be in 
question. Will it close off and be slower to impact the area or will 
it be more progressive. If it is more progressive then look for some 
stronger wind ahead of it with high ventilation rates. Too early to 
say right now. 


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&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


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$$ 


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