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Current Conditions

  • 43°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 27°
  • Pressure: 29.76 in. +
  • Heat Index: 40

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:00 AM MDT on October 01, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph shifting to the SW in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ENE in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 75F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 66F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 6:12 AM MDT

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 6:12 AM MDT

Temperature: 39.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: WSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 6:12 AM MDT

Temperature: 35.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.52 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 
529 am MDT Wednesday Oct 1 2014 


Aviation... 
12z taf cycle 


A trough of low pressure aloft will approach The Rockies 
today...leading to a few scant showers and thunderstorms over 
northern New Mexico. Storms will likely be brief with gusty 
downburst winds associated with them. Otherwise the potential for 
lowered ceilings/visibilities in downpours will be quite low 
during the daytime today. Some mountain obscurations will develop 
over the northern peaks of the state...lasting overnight and into 
Thursday morning. Wind gusts across northern and central New 
Mexico will reach 20 to 30 knots this afternoon...becoming somewhat 
stronger tonight when a cold front plunges into the state. Showers 
will become more prone to lower ceilings/visibilities with 
snowfall tonight...especially in the northern high terrain. These 
showers will gradually exit to the northeast Thursday. 


52 


&& 


Previous discussion...320 am MDT Wednesday Oct 1 2014... 
synopsis... 
a significant short wave brushing mainly the north half of New 
Mexico this afternoon into Thursday morning could bring a few 
thunderstorms to the far north...as well as a dusting of snow to the 
higher peaks near the Colorado border tonight. Two cold fronts...one 
tonight and another Thursday night...will result in overnight lows 
falling to near freezing for some lower elevation areas such as the 
northwest plateau...upper Rio Grande and Estancia valleys and 
northeast Highlands. Gusty northwest to north winds will accompany 
the short wave as well as the cold fronts. Moderating temperatures 
and winds as well as dry weather are expected for the weekend 
through the middle of next week. 


&& 


Discussion... 
what an abrupt change from monsoon to Fall weather. System over the 
Great Basin early this morning will graze far northern nm this 
afternoon and tonight...bringing slight possibilities for a dusting 
of snow for some of the higher peaks and passes of the far north by 
Thursday morning. Models have been waffling how far south this 
system will track...so may need to trend probability of precipitation up/down/north/south if 
the upper jet digs farther south or retreats northward more than 
currently predicted. Regardless...the associated cold front looks to 
bring some freezing or near freezing lows tonight and moreso 
Thursday night for some areas over the northern third to half of the 
state. Forecast 700 mb temperatures dip to near freezing or slightly 
below by 12z Thursday and remain rather cool through Friday before 
rebounding. Temperature guidance has cooled down from inherited 
forecast especially for Thursday and Friday highs as well as 
Thursday night low temperatures...in part thanks to a reinforcing 
shot of cool air Thursday night...and despite what appears to be 
downslope winds for some areas. Went ahead and adjusted 
downward...which puts some locales in the northwest plateau...upper 
Rio Grande and Estancia valleys...and northeast Highlands in 
jeopardy of an overnight/early morning freeze tonight and Thursday 
night. Even valley areas of the Albuquerque metropolitan could get close to 
freezing. 


By the weekend...temperatures should start to moderate as the region 
will be under northwest flow or a ridge aloft. By the middle of next 
week...a weak trough along the West Coast could draw moisture 
northeastward into New Mexico. The European model (ecmwf) is most bullish...as the 
moisture intersects with a south and westward moving cold front. But 
from Friday midday through about Wednesday the forecast appears dry 
with mostly near to above average temperatures. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
the gradient aloft is tightening and westerly flow aloft will be 
strengthening as a short wave trough approaches the central rockies. 
While the axis of the trough is currently in Utah it should be noted 
that there are storms and lightning strikes being observed in 
UT/co...increasing our confidence that some showers and storms will 
impact northern nm into this afternoon. The trough axis will not 
reach The Four Corners until late this afternoon...but sufficient 
instability ahead of the feature will yield some 
showers/storms...most of which will produce very little...if 
any...wetting rainfall. In addition...some moderate westerly breezes 
will develop this afternoon with temperatures close to average...and 
minimum relative humidity falling to the 15 to 25 percent range with excellent 
ventilation rates. 


As the trough overtakes The Rockies tonight into early Thursday 
morning...a vigorous cold front will plunge into nm. The advertised 
surface pressure gradient is quite impressive with the passage of 
this front...so some breezy to windy conditions are 
expected...namely over central to western higher terrain areas 
susceptible to stronger northwest flow. A stiff northerly wind in 
can also be expected in the eastern plains tonight during/after the 
frontal passage. Across the northern tier of nm...a few showers will 
persist overnight with a dusting of snow possible on the highest 
peaks. The front will also be dropping temperatures back below 
normal most areas Thursday...and a few remnant showers will slowly 
exit the northeast Highlands during the day Thursday. Otherwise the 
winds would steadily relax toward late Thursday afternoon as the 
surface pressure gradient weakens. Thursday night will be a chilly 
one with many high terrain areas observing freezing 
temperatures...and possibly even other valleys such as the upper Rio 
Grande and Estancia. 


Forecast models have also thrown a bit of a curve Ball by 
strengthening a trailing upper low that will exit the northern 
rockies and enter the northern Great Plains early Friday. This will 
drive down another back door front into northeast nm early 
Friday...reinforcing cooler temperatures and shifting surface/20ft 
winds. In the upper levels....high pressure aloft will be taking 
residence over the upper Gulf of California...allowing 
northwesterlies aloft to decrease over nm while pressure heights 
rise. Outside of the eastern plains...temperatures will rise Friday 
and Saturday...and will be plateauing by Sunday. The proximity of 
the high to the SW of nm will keep winds light. Some poor 
ventilation concerns will show up Friday and even through the 
weekend...despite the rising mixing heights on Saturday and Sunday. 
High pressure is still advertised to remain anchored across the 
greater southwest states through at least the middle of next week 
with some discrepancies on how and when it will erode away in the 
long term. 


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Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
none. 


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