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  • 38°
  • Fog
  • Wind: SSW 15 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 0.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 38°
  • Pressure: 30.12 in. +
  • Heat Index: 29

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:05 AM MDT on January 22, 2015

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy early. Mostly sunny with gusty winds developing this afternoon. High near 65F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly clear skies this evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing overnight. Low 42F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny skies with gusty winds. High 64F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Sunshine in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies and gusty winds during the afternoon. High 63F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    A few clouds. Low 39F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Generally sunny. High 66F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 41F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 72F. NE winds shifting to SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    A few clouds. Low 44F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 74F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High near 75F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 46F. SW winds shifting to NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 48F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 76F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low near 50F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    A few clouds from time to time. High around 80F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low 51F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Monday

    Sunshine and clouds mixed. High near 80F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Low around 50F. SSW winds shifting to NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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

Updated: 5:29 AM MDT

Temperature: 42.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ENE at 3.6 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 5:29 AM MDT

Temperature: 40.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM

Updated: 5:28 AM MDT

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 5:28 AM MDT

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Coruco, NM

Updated: 1:32 AM MDT

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 5:29 AM MDT

Temperature: 35.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
350 am MDT Friday may 22 2015 


Synopsis... 
an upper level disturbance brought some wet and stormy weather to 
parts of New Mexico yesterday...and another weather system will be 
doing the same late today and tonight. As a low pressure system 
works eastward from California...the surface dryline will reside 
over eastern New Mexico...separating moist and unstable air to the 
east with drier air to the west. Areas just east of the dryline 
will be favored for some thunderstorms this evening and overnight 
with the potential for several storms turning strong to severe 
tonight in eastern New Mexico. Showers and thunderstorms will 
also develop in north central to northwestern New Mexico late 
today and tonight...but will be much more sparse and not as 
strong. Temperatures will rebound several degrees...especially in 
eastern New Mexico today. As the aforementioned low pressure 
system slowly works into Utah and Colorado on Saturday...the north 
central to northwestern sections of New Mexico will stay favored 
for some isolated to scattered showers and storms...and fairly 
similar coverage will also continue into Sunday as a trailing 
disturbance aloft impacts the same areas. 


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Discussion... 
yesterday's short wave trough has ejected to the northeast with a 
brief-lived dry slot aloft punching in behind it. The next 
upstream system...a deep low over Southern California...will continue 
inching eastward today and tonight...spreading another slug of 
diffluent flow aloft with impressive divergence aloft into nm late 
today and more-so tonight. Through the afternoon some meager 
moisture and instability could spawn a few showers/storms in the 
north central to northwestern zones where diffluent flow will be 
getting more organized. Meanwhile the dryline will not advance 
very far to the east despite the stronger southwesterlies aloft 
and dry slot aloft. The deep boundary layer moisture should stay 
anchored over the eastern High Plains...poised to fuel 
showers/storms this evening and tonight when better forcing aloft 
arrives. South southeast surface winds with strong southwesterlies 
at 500mb will give plenty of deep layer speed/directional 
shear...enough for strong to severe cells in the unstable (cape 
values of 800 to 1800 j/kg even overnight) environment. Convection 
will likely be ongoing much of the night in the eastern third of 
the forecast area. 


Into Saturday the upper low will work over the Utah/Colorado 
border...dragging some dynamic forcing into the northwestern 
quarter of nm. Meager daytime instability will aid shower/storm 
development in the north central to northwestern nm zones Saturday 
afternoon and evening while a secondary and stronger dry slot 
aloft scours moisture out of most remaining areas. At this point 
it appears the dryline would advance into Texas for the most 
part...the exception possibly being east of a CVS to row line. 
Temperatures would remain below average in most 
locales...generally 5 to 12 degrees beneath climatological 
averages. 


Into Sunday a trailing short wave trough...and a vigorous one at 
that...will wrap on the back side of the initial low that would be 
working into the northern Great Plains. This short wave trough 
will be a quick moving...but dynamic feature that could ignite 
some fast moving showers/storms across the north central to 
northwestern zones Sunday as it traverses the northern parts of 
nm. Latest 22/06z nam12 even shows some banded structure to the 
precipitation and some frontogenesis amidst the leading edge of 
the cold core aloft. Have raised probability of precipitation to account for this with 
some 60 percent or likely category. GFS is also latching onto this 
slug of precipitation. 


The next wave will come along quickly on the heels of its 
predecessor...dragging across nm on Monday. Moisture would not be 
overly abundant with this system...given its Continental polar 
origin...but sufficient dynamics will keep the broken record going 
with showers and storms favoring the north central to northwestern 
zones of nm. The next notable moisture intrusion will arrive from 
the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday night while a longer wave trough 
induces some pressure falls west of nm. This could bring another 
wetting rain event to much of the eastern half of the state. 


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Fire weather... 
fairly good coverage of wetting rain yesterday from the Continental 
Divide east to the Texas border. Although much drier air is punching 
into the state behind the departing shortwave trough and ahead of a 
developing/approaching upper low...the lower boundary layer is 
relatively saturated which is leading to excellent humidity recovery 
along/east of the Continental Divide early this morning. Much drier 
air to mix down today...with minimum humidity exceeding critical 
threshold across much of the west and portions of the Rio Grande 
Valley. Dry and unstable conditions are forecast across much of the 
west today...with winds also exceeding critical threshold across the 
west central and Southwest Mountains. However... temperatures will be 
below normal and in addition to a mixed green-up fuels state...will 
preclude a warning issuance. A dryline will sharpen up late today 
east of the Central Mountain chain where a round of thunderstorms is 
forecast overnight...bringing another round of wetting rain to much 
of the eastern plains. More drying Saturday...mainly east...as the 
dryline shifts into the Texas Panhandle. The western Continental U.S. Troughing 
pattern to persist into Monday with below normal daytime 
temperatures continuing and chances for wetting precipitation 
confined mainly to the northern half of our area. 


A weaker disturbed westerly flow type pattern still looks on track 
for middle to late next week with chances for wetting rain perhaps 
trending back up again...especially along/east of the Central 
Mountain chain. Although daytime temperatures are forecast to 
moderate a bit...our forecast is for below normal temperatures to 
persist through next week. 


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Aviation... 
06z taf cycle 
dry air aloft is punching into the southwest and as a 
result...much of the cloud cover has diminished across the 
southwest quarter or so of the area...and precipitation is quickly moving 
into Texas...with the exception of an area of -tsra over the Jemez 
Mountains IFR to LIFR conditions...will persist along and east of the 
Central Mountain chain through at least 15 to 18z Friday...and later 
near the Texas border. South to southwesterly winds will increase late 
morning across the west...and by middle day elsewhere. After winds 
diminish Friday evening...will need to watch the dryline across 
the east for additional thunderstorms and rain and lowering ceilings once again. 


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Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Farmington...................... 72 43 65 40 / 20 10 10 20 
Dulce........................... 65 35 62 33 / 40 30 20 30 
Cuba............................ 64 37 62 34 / 20 5 10 10 
Gallup.......................... 69 36 63 35 / 5 5 10 10 
El Morro........................ 68 35 62 35 / 5 5 10 10 
Grants.......................... 71 35 65 36 / 10 5 5 5 
Quemado......................... 69 35 66 37 / 0 0 5 5 
Glenwood........................ 74 37 68 37 / 0 0 0 0 
Chama........................... 60 27 59 27 / 50 20 20 20 
Los Alamos...................... 67 40 67 38 / 10 0 10 20 
Pecos........................... 65 38 65 35 / 20 10 5 0 
Cerro/Questa.................... 65 35 65 31 / 20 5 10 10 
Red River....................... 55 30 55 29 / 20 10 10 10 
Angel Fire...................... 63 26 63 26 / 30 20 10 10 
Taos............................ 65 37 65 32 / 10 5 5 5 
Mora............................ 65 38 66 34 / 20 30 10 5 
Espanola........................ 71 40 71 36 / 5 0 10 10 
Santa Fe........................ 67 40 65 39 / 10 0 5 5 
Santa Fe Airport................ 69 41 68 40 / 5 0 5 5 
Albuquerque foothills........... 72 46 70 44 / 10 0 5 0 
Albuquerque heights............. 72 48 71 47 / 5 0 5 0 
Albuquerque valley.............. 74 44 73 43 / 5 0 5 0 
Albuquerque West Mesa........... 72 45 70 43 / 5 0 5 5 
Los Lunas....................... 75 48 74 47 / 5 0 5 0 
Rio Rancho...................... 72 45 70 43 / 5 0 5 5 
Socorro......................... 75 47 74 46 / 5 0 0 0 
Sandia Park/Cedar Crest......... 69 43 67 42 / 10 0 5 0 
Tijeras......................... 72 43 69 42 / 10 0 5 0 
Moriarty/Estancia............... 69 41 68 40 / 10 0 5 0 
Clines Corners.................. 66 41 67 39 / 10 10 5 0 
Gran Quivira.................... 69 43 68 41 / 10 0 5 0 
Carrizozo....................... 72 47 70 43 / 5 0 0 0 
Ruidoso......................... 68 43 66 41 / 10 10 5 0 
Capulin......................... 68 43 72 38 / 20 40 20 5 
Raton........................... 70 44 71 39 / 20 30 20 10 
Springer........................ 71 45 74 40 / 20 40 20 5 
Las Vegas....................... 65 42 66 38 / 20 30 20 0 
Clayton......................... 68 52 74 47 / 30 60 30 10 
Roy............................. 67 50 72 44 / 20 50 20 5 
Conchas......................... 73 53 77 46 / 30 60 20 5 
Santa Rosa...................... 72 52 76 46 / 20 50 20 5 
Tucumcari....................... 72 56 77 49 / 30 70 30 10 
Clovis.......................... 72 56 74 50 / 30 70 30 30 
Portales........................ 73 57 75 51 / 30 70 30 30 
Fort Sumner..................... 74 55 77 48 / 30 60 20 10 
Roswell......................... 79 55 81 50 / 30 60 20 10 
Picacho......................... 77 48 78 46 / 20 20 10 5 
Elk............................. 74 48 73 45 / 10 20 10 5 


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Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


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