Updated: 9:20 PM MDT on January 30, 2015
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.
Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 43F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny and windy. High 73F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph.
Clear. Low 42F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunny with gusty winds. High 69F. WSW winds at 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 25 to 40 mph.
Mainly clear and windy. Low 34F. NW winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 60F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
A few clouds. Low 27F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy and windy later in the day. High near 60F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.
Mostly cloudy early, then clearing later on. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Sunny with gusty winds. High 71F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.
Clear. Windy early. Low 36F. W winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph.
Windy with lots of sunshine. High 71F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.
Clear. Gusty winds diminishing after midnight. Low 36F. W winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Gusty winds in the afternoon. High 72F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Partly cloudy skies. Low 38F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 68F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low 36F. WSW winds shifting to NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. High around 65F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.
A few clouds. Low 36F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
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.
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.
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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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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 1137 PM MDT Monday Mar 30 2015 Aviation... 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... synopsis... 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. && Discussion... 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. 44 && Fire weather... ..critical fire weather conditions returning Wednesday and Thursday... 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 conditions. 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 time...it appears that if the front squeaks in in the morning...it 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. 34 && 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. && $$