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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE 22 mph
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 45°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. +

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT on April 19, 2014

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with rain showers, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 61F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 66F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain after midnight. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 35 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Windy. Winds from the West at 15 to 35 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 5 to 25 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 25 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 68F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the East after midnight.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:21 am MDT on April 19, 2014


Preliminary rainfall reports across north and central New Mexico
for the last 10 hours.

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

... Catron County...
   Mogollon 34 ESE 0.57 813 am 4/19
      - Gila center RAWS.
   Beaverhead 0.55 908 am 4/19
      - Beaverhead RAWS.

... Lincoln County...
   Corona 9 SW 0.32 700 am 4/19
   Bonito Lake 6 WSW 0.13 345 am 4/19
   Bonito Lake 4 W 0.11 345 am 4/19
   Bonito Lake 5 SW 0.10 345 am 4/19

... Santa Fe County...
   Santa Fe 5 E 0.12 353 am 4/19
      - Santa Fe watershed RAWS.
   Santa Fe 0.11 420 am 4/19
   Tesuque 4 se 0.09 915 am 4/19

... Socorro County...
   Socorro 10 SSE 0.28 915 am 4/19
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 14 E 0.21 850 am 4/19
   Bosque del Apache Refuge 1 NNE 0.16 850 am 4/19
      - Bosque RAWS.
   Escondida 1 SSE 0.14 710 am 4/19
   natl radio astronomy obs 16 SSE 0.14 803 am 4/19
      - Magdalena RAWS.
   Magdalena 10 SSE 0.10 825 am 4/19
   Socorro 2 S 0.09 855 am 4/19
      - konm AWOS.



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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 4:07 PM MDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: South at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 4:07 PM MDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: East at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 4:07 PM MDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS PECOS NM US, Pecos, NM

Updated: 3:14 PM MDT

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: SW at 10 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest WESNER SPRINGS NM US SNOTEL, Tererro, NM

Updated: 3:00 PM MDT

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
218 PM MDT Sat Apr 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
showers and a few thunderstorms will develop over the region tonight 
and become more widespread Saturday and Sunday. The greatest potential 
for moderate rainfall amounts will focus mainly south of Interstate 
40. A few showers and thunderstorms may become locally strong both 
Saturday and Sunday for the southeastern plains. Any shower activity 
will be capable of producing strong gusty winds and blowing dust. 
Temperatures will cool to near normal through this period. Drying 
and warming will commence Monday before warmer temperatures and the 
Spring winds return for much of the remainder of next week. 


&& 


Discussion... 
abundant moisture has finally returned to nm today. CIRA percent 
of normal precipitable water values are well above normal for a large area of 
the state. The 12z kabq radiosonde observation precipitable water of 0.54 was +2 Standard dev above climatology 
and 0.77 at kepz was at the 99th percentile. The water vapor loop 
shows a large scale upper low dragging all this moisture into the 
area and shifting very slowly east across nm/southern Arizona. Thick 
cloud cover over central nm has really hampered translation and 
development of precipitation into the region...while numerous rain showers/thunderstorms and rain 
impact nearly the entire periphery. Fortunately areas that have 
reported precipitation since midnight are doing quite well. Lots of 0.25 
to 0.50 inch reports generally along and south of Highway 60. 


Unfortunately model agreement is not great tonight into Sunday with 
the focus for highest chances. The latest hrrr continues to indicate 
a trowal feature developing over the central Montana chain and Rio Grande 
Valley tonight as the upper trough shifts into eastern nm. Quantitative precipitation forecast 
numbers could be impressive for the central mts/valley if in fact 
this feature develops. Other operational guidance shows this to 
some degree but convective quantitative precipitation forecast bullseyes are all over the place. 
Didnt change grids too much for tonight since confidence on the 
placement of definite probability of precipitation is too low. The main forcing will slide 
into the NE plains Sunday where a surface front also slips into 
the region. Increased probability of precipitation a tad there and lowered for the west 
where drier air should begin filtering into the area. 


Did not focus much on the Monday through Friday period since mainly a 
temperature and wind forecast. Precipitation chances will lower as very dry 
air begins scouring out any low level moisture left over from the 
current system. Tuesday and Wednesday look nasty with strong winds... 
blowing dust...and critical fire weather conditions. 


Guyer 


&& 


Fire weather... 
critical fire weather outlook...critical fire weather setting up for 
northwest plateau and adjacent Highlands Tuesday afternoon...and 
across much of the state Wednesday. Critical conditions 
redeveloping over the eastern plains Thursday...and again on Sunday. 


Models...in reasonable agreement through the upcoming work week and 
weekend...with some differences in strength and timing of features 
early in the following work week. Broad trough from Salt Lake City 
across Arizona to the Gulf of California will drift east across New 
Mexico through the remainder of the weekend as upstream ridge slides 
over the state Monday. Trough digging out of the northeast Pacific 
Ocean will swing onshore central California early Tuesday..tilt 
negative...and then move to The Four Corners on Wednesday. Trough 
will shear rapidly across the state into Thursday morning leaving 
state in zonal flow. Next Pacific trough will arrive over the 
California coast in negative tilt aspect Saturday morning...and this 
feature will move across the state over the weekend. Monday morning 
dawns with differences emerging in displayed features between 
solutions. European European model (ecmwf) maintains a brisk shearing zonal to 
northwest flow across the state into the first of the work 
week...while GFS opts for closing the trough off into a closed low 
over Colorado and northern New Mexico...with correspondingly slow 
ejection into the Central Plains. GFS tendencies to close features 
off over the west of late are becoming evident...and will thus opt 
for the more sheared and progressive European model (ecmwf) solution to guide 
extended forecast thinking for now pending better agreement. 


Overnight...a temperature repeat of last night in a cloudy and 
showery period with thunderstorms running pretty much all night. 
Shower focus will shift to the eastern plains by sunrise. Good to 
excellent humidity recoveries...and gusts limited to the proximity 
of thunderstorms with otherwise weak winds overhead and near the 
surface. 


For Sunday...baggy trough over eastern New Mexico by daybreak will 
drift off into Texas and the Southern Plains states by late Sunday 
afternoon. Shower focus will trail the system...with shower focus 
mainly north and northeast...and showers tapering over the east. 
Isolated coverage will hang in there through Sunday afternoon over 
the west. Moisture influx will keep minimum humidities in the 30s 
percent over the east...and in the 20s percent over the east in modest west 
to northwest winds in the wake of the departing trough. Generally 
good or better ventilation conditions through the day with good to 
excellent humidity recoveries overnight. Daytime temperatures close 
to late April normals. 


For Monday...ridge builds over New Mexico with light winds aloft and 
at the surface. Spotty shower coverage lingering over the east will 
end over the northeast Monday night with modest rainfalls...as cool 
push from the northeast crosses into New Mexico and slops over the 
Central Mountain chain and Rio Grande out to the Continental Divide 
by Monday night. Drying trend will drop minimum humidities into the 
upper teens percent over the west...and the 20s percent over the east. 
Ventilation conditions moving down gradually...with fair or better 
conditions...best in the extreme east. Generally good humidity 
recoveries overnight. 


For Tuesday...drying out and warming up...as daytime high 
temperatures rise to 3 to 8 degrees above normal...and ridge axis 
crosses The Heart of the state through Tuesday afternoon in advance 
of substantial West Coast trough. Surface winds will veer southerly 
as surface low deepens over the New Mexico Boot Heel. Gusts near the 
Arizona border and humidities in the low teens percent will spread some 
critical fire potential across the Chuska Mountains and adjacent 
northwest plateau Tuesday afternoon...as above normal temperatures 
and Haines indices running around 5 in the area contribute to the 
overall threat picture...and this will bear watching carefully. 
Elsewhere...humidities in the 20s percent east with fair to good 
humidity recoveries statewide Tuesday night. No ventilation issues. 


Outlook...Wednesday through Friday...West Coast trough moving to The 
Four Corners Wednesday for a windy slide across the state through 
Thursday. Trailing ridge will move in on Friday as wind speeds die 
down. Temperatures running at late April normals or a few degrees 
above in a very dry ending to the work week. Windy Wednesday 
combined with single digit humidities will produce widespread 
critical fire weather conditions over much of the state...as 
Thursday gusts over the east redevelop the critical pattern along 
and south of the Interstate 40 corridor from the Rio Grande to the 
Texas line. Reduced wind speeds Friday will ease up on the fire 
weather pattern to end the work week. No ventilation issues 
Wednesday and Friday...conditions running good or better on the 
intervening Thursday. Poor to fair humidity recoveries all three 
nights. 


Shy 


&& 


Aviation... 
18z taf cycle 
convectively active afternoon underway as trough from Salt Lake 
City across Arizona to the northern Gulf of California is sluicing 
moisture and energy northward across New Mexico. Thunderstorms 
initiating across southern half of nm will move north through the 
evening...with significant storm redevelopment toward 05z this 
evening as trough axis swings directly over The Heart of nm. 
Initial redevelopment over the Continental Divide will slide to 
the Rio Grande Valley...an then wind up over the central Montana chain 
by 12z Sun morning. Trough axis will approach the Texas state line 
heading east with the last of the overnight convection tapering 
down by 18z sun noon. For tafs...thunderstorms in the vicinity signaling window of greatest 
likelihood of nearby thunderstorms...with vcsh signaling continued 
showers and thunderstorms near terminals at reduced intensity. 


Shy 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Farmington...................... 42 74 41 77 / 10 20 10 0 
Dulce........................... 34 69 31 71 / 30 30 10 10 
Cuba............................ 35 68 35 70 / 50 30 10 10 
Gallup.......................... 35 72 34 76 / 20 20 10 0 
El Morro........................ 29 64 30 68 / 40 20 10 5 
Grants.......................... 35 69 35 72 / 30 20 10 5 
Quemado......................... 37 66 40 70 / 50 20 10 5 
Glenwood........................ 36 74 36 79 / 30 10 5 0 
Chama........................... 35 62 31 65 / 40 60 20 20 
Los Alamos...................... 45 65 45 68 / 50 40 10 20 
Pecos........................... 42 61 41 63 / 70 40 20 20 
Cerro/Questa.................... 35 65 32 68 / 40 60 20 20 
Red River....................... 33 51 31 53 / 60 70 30 40 
Angel Fire...................... 33 55 30 58 / 60 70 20 30 
Taos............................ 36 65 33 68 / 40 40 10 20 
Mora............................ 41 62 39 63 / 60 50 20 30 
Espanola........................ 39 71 37 74 / 40 30 10 10 
Santa Fe........................ 43 63 43 66 / 50 40 10 10 
Santa Fe Airport................ 39 69 39 72 / 50 30 10 10 
Albuquerque foothills........... 48 72 50 75 / 50 20 10 5 
Albuquerque heights............. 49 74 49 76 / 50 20 5 5 
Albuquerque valley.............. 45 76 44 78 / 40 20 5 5 
Albuquerque West Mesa........... 48 77 47 79 / 40 20 5 5 
Los Lunas....................... 44 77 42 80 / 40 20 5 5 
Rio Rancho...................... 47 76 47 78 / 40 20 5 5 
Socorro......................... 51 78 51 81 / 50 20 5 5 
Sandia Park/Cedar Crest......... 45 68 45 70 / 70 30 10 10 
Tijeras......................... 46 69 47 71 / 60 30 10 10 
Moriarty/Estancia............... 37 67 36 69 / 70 30 10 10 
Clines Corners.................. 41 65 41 67 / 70 30 10 10 
Gran Quivira.................... 44 68 46 71 / 60 30 10 10 
Carrizozo....................... 47 70 46 74 / 50 20 5 10 
Ruidoso......................... 42 65 42 67 / 60 30 10 20 
Capulin......................... 44 60 42 61 / 60 70 20 20 
Raton........................... 42 65 40 67 / 60 50 20 20 
Springer........................ 45 66 42 68 / 60 40 20 20 
Las Vegas....................... 42 65 41 67 / 60 40 20 20 
Clayton......................... 52 69 51 69 / 50 50 10 20 
Roy............................. 48 65 45 67 / 50 40 20 20 
Conchas......................... 52 73 50 74 / 40 40 10 10 
Santa Rosa...................... 51 73 48 74 / 40 30 10 10 
Tucumcari....................... 54 76 52 77 / 40 30 10 20 
Clovis.......................... 49 74 48 76 / 60 30 10 10 
Portales........................ 51 75 49 76 / 60 30 10 10 
Fort Sumner..................... 53 76 51 77 / 50 30 10 10 
Roswell......................... 52 80 51 81 / 60 20 10 10 
Picacho......................... 49 74 48 76 / 60 20 10 20 
Elk............................. 46 69 47 70 / 60 20 10 20 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


&& 


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