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Current Conditions

  • 67°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 5 mph
  • Humidity: 18%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 22°
  • Pressure: 30.08 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Thunderstorm
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 9:00 AM MDT on October 25, 2014

Near record high temperatures today...
  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 50F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 10:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 78.1 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 10:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 70.9 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 74 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 10:42 AM MDT

Temperature: 73.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 17% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
509 am MDT Sat Oct 25 2014 


Aviation... 
12z taf cycle 
upper level ridge shifting eastward today. Southwest winds may 
become breezy at times after 18z as Lee surface trough develops. VFR. 


&& 


Previous discussion...330 am MDT Sat Oct 25 2014... 
synopsis... 
an upper level ridge of high pressure will nudge eastward today 
while above normal and even near-record high temperatures are 
observed across much of northern and central New Mexico. Mostly 
clear skies today will gradually give way to increasing cloud 
cover from the west tonight and into Sunday. A few showers and 
thunderstorms may produce some sprinkles and light rain Sunday 
while stronger winds aloft become mixed down to the surface. In 
addition to the breezy conditions...temperatures will stay above 
average. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible again on 
Monday...mostly in north central to northeastern New Mexico while 
a cold front approaches the state. Once the front invades the 
state Monday night...a cooler day will be in store on 
Tuesday...but high temperatures will still be close to average. 
The middle of next week will remain dry and tranquil. 


&& 


Discussion... 
another warm and potentially record-breaking day will be on hand 
today. Pressure heights aloft are still expected to reduce by a 
few decameters as the ridge axis shifts into Texas. Clear skies will 
hold and breezes should remain light to moderate with the Lee 
side surface trough not expected to deepen much today. Clouds in 
the middle to high levels of the troposphere will approach nm from 
the west and southwest tonight while a weak short wave trough 
from the subtropical Pacific treks over nm. 


A more potent trough driven by the polar jet will then begin to 
approach the central rockies on Sunday. The associated flux of 
meager middle to upper level moisture could be enough for a few stray 
showers and storms...mostly likely of the virga variety with 
minimal rain making it to the ground...but gusty winds 
accompanying on Sunday. In addition to the convectively enhanced 
winds...the deepening Lee side surface low will couple with a 
stronger gradient...and winds aloft will mix down to the surface 
Sunday afternoon...inducing breezy to windy conditions on more of 
a synoptic scale. Temperatures will not climb as high in some 
western zones Sunday afternoon...but all areas will still exceed 
climatological averages by 6 to 18 degrees. Have kept some probability of precipitation 
Sunday night and Monday morning...but dynamics aloft look rather 
weak and would think minimal activity would be able to survive 
after dark. 


As the polar jet carries the trough...deepening into a low...over 
the Canadian border...trailing short wave energy will pass over 
the central rockies and will just skirt the nm/Colorado border. Some 
slight chance probability of precipitation have been left in the north central to 
northeastern zones to account for any perturbed northwest flow in 
the wake of this passing system on Monday and Monday night. In 
addition...the cold front will bring a northerly wind shift with 
cooler than average readings in the east and more seasonable 
temperatures in the west. Some freezing temperatures will then be 
possible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning...but the remainder 
of the middle week period looks to remain dry with another ridge 
passing overhead as temperatures climb back above normal. 


52 


&& 


Fire weather... 
transition to zonal flow today and strengthens Sunday. Vent rates 
will improve today and more so Sunday. Highs through the weekend 
will be well above average...and some near record values possible 
again today and Sunday. Middle level moisture increase Sunday could 
spark a few dry showers and storms west and central. Potential for 
localized critical conditions mainly northeast quarter Sunday but 
overnight relative humidity recoveries will continue to be at least good. A front 
Monday will cool highs down...especially in the east where they 
fall to slightly below average Tuesday. Dry weather with a warming 
trend and generally poor ventilation under a building ridge aloft 
forecast for middle to late next week. 


Upper ridge waves goodbye to New Mexico today as flow transitions 
to zonal and strengthens Sunday. Some near record highs possible 
again today as some westerly breezes pick up over the east central. 
Models underdid the drier dew points observed Friday in the western mts 
so made some tweaks downward for this afternoon...which lead to some 
below 15 percent min relative humidity values northwest and northeast. However...relative humidity 
recoveries should be good most locales tonight. Vent rates good or 
better majority of the forecast area today...and improve markedly 
Sunday. 


Winds Sunday into Monday still somewhat of a forecast 
problem...possibly due in part to what appears to be more than one 
disturbance during this time frame. Strongest 700 mb winds indicated 12z 
Sunday and again 12z Monday...with 40kt or more along the central Montana 
chain 12z Monday. Suspect there could be some stronger downslope 
winds early Monday than what can be populated from models at the 
present time. Otherwise models still want to increase dew points for 
Sunday except the European model (ecmwf) which is drier and trended in that 
direction. Still potential for isolated dry convection west and central 
as some middle level moisture passes overhead. Some localized critical 
conditions possible across the northeast plains Sunday afternoon. 


Front to drop into the plains Monday with cooler temperatures by 
Tuesday. Vent rates remain generally excellent Monday then are 
mostly fair to poor Tuesday through Thursday as the upper ridge 
rebuilds over the southern rockies. Some improvement is possible by 
Friday depending how quickly the ridge is shunted eastward by the 
incoming system along the West Coast. 00z European model (ecmwf) is slower...so both 
models suggest it will be dry through the end of the work week. 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


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