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Current Conditions

  • 46°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 5 mph
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 29.98 in. +
  • Heat Index: 44

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 74 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 60 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 9:20 PM MDT on January 30, 2015

  • Tuesday

    Sunshine and some clouds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 74F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph, becoming SSW and increasing to 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 43F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunny and windy. High 73F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low 42F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday

    Sunny with gusty winds. High 69F. WSW winds at 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 25 to 40 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mainly clear and windy. Low 34F. NW winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 60F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    A few clouds. Low 27F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy and windy later in the day. High near 60F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy early, then clearing later on. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday

    Sunny with gusty winds. High 71F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Windy early. Low 36F. W winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Windy with lots of sunshine. High 71F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Gusty winds diminishing after midnight. Low 36F. W winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Gusty winds in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 38F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly to mostly cloudy. High 68F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 36F. WSW winds shifting to NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High around 65F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A few clouds. Low 36F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 3:32 PM MDT on March 30, 2015

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
Wednesday evening...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch... which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Wednesday evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been
issued from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Area and timing... this includes the northeast and east Central
Plains as well as the northeast Highlands and Sandia... Manzano
and Gallinas Mountains below significant snow pack. Critical
fire weather conditions are expected both Wednesday and

* 20 foot winds... on Wednesday... westerly 20 to 25 mph with gusts
to 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph on

* Relative humidity... minimums between 8 to 12 percent Wednesday
and 6 to 10 percent Thursday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

Personal Weather Stations

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

Updated: 12:39 AM MDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 12:38 AM MDT

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM

Updated: 12:36 AM MDT

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 12:39 AM MDT

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET , Rociada, NM

Updated: 10:43 PM MDT

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 12:39 AM MDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS , Pecos, NM

Updated: 12:14 AM MDT

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: North at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
1137 PM MDT Monday Mar 30 2015 

06z taf cycle 
west to northwest winds aloft with surface low over NE nm at 05z. Weak 
surface wind shift expected by 31/08z NE nm as surface low sags southward. Isolated 
mostly dry showers and possibly a short lived ts with erratic 
winds gusting to 40kt will continue to diminish through 31/08z. VFR. 


Previous discussion...330 PM MDT Monday Mar 30 2015... 
well above normal high temperatures are expected through Thursday. 
Isolated showers and thunderstorms will return to the forecast 
mainly over and just east of the mountains on Tuesday as an upper 
level trough finishes crossing the state. Some cells will produce 
little or no rain. Dry and windier weather is then expected 
through middle week with fire weather concerns on Wednesday and 
Thursday. The jet stream will cross New Mexico on Thursday with 
surface gusts from 40 to 50 miles per hour possible in many areas. A cold 
front Thursday night will cool high temperatures near and below 
normal for the end of the week. 


a mixture of wet and dry thunderstorms can be expected this 
evening and again Tuesday afternoon as an upper level trough 
slowly crosses the Desert Southwest. Despite some elevated 
moisture with the system...surface dewpoint depressions are 
expected to exceed 40 degrees in many lower elevation locations 
this evening and Tuesday afternoon. The trough should make enough 
progress by Tuesday for precipitation to favor the mountains and 
adjacent Highlands along and east of the Continental Divide. 

A long wave trough will cross the northern and central rockies 
Wednesday and Thursday inducing the aforementioned stronger winds 
over nm. Precipitation should stay north of nm until Thursday 
night...when a back door frontal push may have enough moisture to 
trigger some showers along and east of the sangre Delaware cristos in 
Colfax and Union counties. The chance for precipitation there 
should linger into Friday evening. 

With the latest run...the GFS and European model (ecmwf) inched closer together on 
precipitation chances for Saturday night. A deep low pressure system off 
the northwest US coast is forecast by both models to induce a moist 
southeasterly return flow over central and eastern nm. This 
moisture could be tapped by a weak upper level trough ejecting 
northeastward from the Baja California inducing showers and thunderstorms. 
There is a hint in the models that some fairly spotty 
precipitation could begin over the high terrain and adjacent east 
slopes as early as Saturday afternoon. 



Fire weather... 

..critical fire weather conditions returning Wednesday and 

Main story this week will be the transition to a more typical 
springtime pattern...complete with strong winds and critical fire 
weather conditions. Critical fire weather conditions will return 
across the east on Wednesday...though spotty areas across western 
and central nm may see an hour or two of critical conditions as 
well. Critical conditions on Thursday will be widespread...with 
nearly all areas seeing several hours of critical fire weather 

For the rest of today...high based...light showers and a few stray 
thunderstorms will continue mainly over the high terrain as well as 
the northeast Highlands. Little or no rainfall is expected...but 
gusty and erratic winds are certainly possible given the strong 
lapse rates and inverted-v forecast soundinds. Little change is 
expected on Tuesday as a weak disturbance slowly crosses the 
state. Still expecting isolated mainly dry showers and T-storms over 
the high terrain and points just eastward due to steering flow. 
Temperatures across the east will also be a few degrees warmer. 

By Wednesday...much drier air will move in from the west... 
eliminating precipitation chances. Strong mixing will allow modest 
middle level winds to mix down to the surface. Mountain top winds are 
not excessively strong...near 25-30kts. However...a deep surface low 
over southeast Colorado will increase the surface gradient. The 
combination of the two should be enough for critical fire weather 
conditions to develop across eastern nm for a few hours in the afternoon 
as minimum humidities fall below 15 percent. Haines indices of 5 or 
6 are also expected. Though fair relative humidity recoveries are expected tonight 
and Tuesday night...relative humidity recoveries will fall further Wednesday 
night...with many central areas seeing poor recoveries. 

Wednesday will set up an even bigger critical fire weather day on 
Thursday. Middle level winds will strengthen further as a trough slides 
into the Great Basin. Mixing heights will also increase...allowing 
for the stronger winds to mix to the surface. Gusts near 50 miles per hour are 
not out of the question on Thursday...with single digit humidities 
and widespread 6 Haines. All areas below significant snowpack are 
expected to see several hours of critical fire weather conditions. 
One exception may be far NE nm...depending on where the surface low 
and attendant weak back door front sets up. At this 
appears that if the front squeaks in in the will be 
pushed back out in the afternoon. 

The front will return Friday and Friday night. Temperatures will 
cool back to near or below normal temperatures for Friday afternoon 
and less wind is expected...though still breezy in spots. Very low 
dewpoints are expected across western and central nm...thus...single 
digit humidities will still be possible Friday. But Friday 
night...the front will push westward through the gaps of the Central 
Mountain chain...easing the low humidity situation. Shower and 
thunderstorm potential may increase marginally Saturday and Saturday 
night as moist return flow tries to move in from the south...but dry 
and breezy conditions look to return early next week. 



Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Fire Weather Watch from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday 
evening for the following zones...nmz103-104-107-108. 

Fire Weather Watch from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening 
for the following zones...nmz101>109. 



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