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Current Conditions

  • 76°
  • Thunderstorm
  • Wind: NW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 30.20 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 88 °
  • Low: 57 °
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  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 56 °
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Forecast for Las Vegas, New Mexico

Updated: 3:54 PM MDT on August 2, 2015

Flash Flood Watch in effect until 3 am MDT Monday...
  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows in the 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to mid 90s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s.

  • Thursday

    Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 90s.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 2:43 PM MDT on August 2, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of north and central nm... including the following
areas... east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains... far northeast
Highlands... far northwest Highlands... Jemez Mountains... lower
Chama River Valley... northeast Highlands... northern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River... northwest Highlands... Raton
ridge/Johnson Mesa... San Juan Mountains... southern Sangre de
Cristos above 9500 feet... upper Rio Grande Valley and west slopes
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through late tonight

* numerous slow-moving thunderstorms will bring periods of very
heavy rainfall to much of north central and northwest New Mexico
through tonight. A heightened flash flood threat will persist
with rainfall rates commonly approaching 1 to 3 inches per hour.
While the focus for the most widespread thunderstorm activity
will occur before midnight... latest indications suggest areas
near the Colorado line will remain very active well into the
overnight.

* Locales that will be most susceptible to flash flooding include
those around steep terrain... urban drainages... and areas that
have recently experienced heavy rainfall over the past few days.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash
flood warnings be issued.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: East Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NM

Updated: 4:16 PM MDT

Temperature: 80.8 °F Dew Point: 63 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 4:21 PM MDT

Temperature: 74.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: SSW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: State Route 97, Watrous, NM

Updated: 4:15 PM MDT

Temperature: 71.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Eagle Ridge, Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 4:17 PM MDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Ilfeld, NM

Updated: 4:21 PM MDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Coruco, NM

Updated: 4:03 PM MDT

Temperature: 82 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: NNE at 5 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM

Updated: 4:21 PM MDT

Temperature: 67.9 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

MSN Maps of:

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 
340 PM MDT sun Aug 2 2015 


Synopsis... 
active thunderstorm period expected tonight through early Monday 
before drier and more stable air advances west to east beginning 
Monday afternoon. Thunderstorms through early Monday morning will 
be capable of producing locally very heavy rainfall once again 
with a heightened threat for flash flooding particularly in 
locations that have been hard hit the past few days. Monday 
afternoon will mark the transition to noticeably fewer storms. 
High confidence in predominately dry and warm to hot weather 
Tuesday and Wednesday with isolated afternoon and evening storm 
possible over the mountains and northeast. 


&& 


Discussion... 
rather dynamic upper-air pattern in place for early August. 
Compact closed upper low just west of The Four Corners slowly 
lifting northward and gradually filling within a larger-scale 
region of deformation/stretching west of the upper ridge extending 
from SW Wyoming to NE New Mexico. The main upper high center 
appears to over or just south of El Paso. Pronounced dry slot 
slowly progressing eastward...nearing the Arizona/nm line at this hour. 
This dry slot was coincident with a respectiable 300mb 30-40kt 
speed maximum analyzed over Arizona this morning...and providing a 
favorable environment for on-going convection from the lower Rio 
Grande Valley to NC/NE areas. 


Models similar showing the compact low/deformation band gradually 
translating north-northeast tonight. As result...middle to upper level 
flow to gradually veer in response and allow the drier air to make 
some eastward progress into western areas later this 
evening...mainly wc/SW zones. At the same time...models are 
quite bullish on expanding rain showers/thunderstorms and rain and locally heavy quantitative precipitation forecast near 
and ahead of the sluggish deformation band tonight. Areas from 
Dulce to Chama south toward the jemez...then eastward across the 
upper Rio Grande Valley to the sangre Delaware cristos and adjacent east 
slopes look to be especially active late tonight possibly well 
into the pre-dawn hours Monday. 


Focus by daybreak Monday looks to be from the east slopes of the 
sangres to the NE quarter and a later shift may need to extend the 
watch. Otherwise...Monday will be a transition day as drier/more 
stable air overspreads the area from west to east. 500mb heights 
grradually rising through Monday night. Will continue to focus the 
highest probability of precipitation near/east of the Central Mountain chain and like 
trend of going above machine numbers for the SW/SC mountains and 
even include isolated convection near The Divide. 


Tuesday/Wednesday will be the driest/least active stretch of days that we 
have seen in several weeks if not the entire season. 596 dam upper 
high squarely over the area by Wednesday...centered generally over 
central or southwest New Mexico. Northwesterly steering flow would favor 
the NE...and hard to completely rule out isolated mountain storms but 
it looks to shut down in a big way by mid-week. Previous shift 
captured widening diurnal temperature swings...and could see min temperatures in 
the middle/upper 30s return for the Moreno Valley. More active late 
week as the upper high shifts slowly back toward the east. Kj 


&& 


Fire weather... 
scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will 
continue throughout the remainder of the day across western and 
central New Mexico. The upper high is currently situated over the 
southern half of the state which is helping usher in abundant 
moisture northward. Storm motion will be generally west to 
east...although slow and erratic at times. Expect gusty to erratic 
surface winds with heavy rain footprints as storms continue into the 
evening as multiple outflow boundaries collide. Expect heavy rains 
to occur over previously saturated ground which will increase flash 
flooding concerns. 


Currently...water vapor imagery shows a decent dry slot filtering 
into central Arizona toward New Mexico. This process will give way 
to a warmer...drier trend that will commence Monday as the upper 
level high shifts westward ushering in drier air from the Pacific. 
Storm activity will continue across high terrain areas of northern 
and western New Mexico but will be less active each day. Tuesday 
through Thursday will see temperatures increasing above normal 
following 5 and 6 Haines values across northern and central areas. 
Minimum relative humidity values will decrease into the middle to upper teens 
midweek...with a brief period of values between 10 and 15 percent 
across the northern half of the state...but will trend upward toward 
the weekend. Overnight recoveries will remain fair to good areawide. 


Friday into the weekend...the upper high will begin shifting 
eastward allowing monsoonal moisture to return in the west 
increasing wetting rain chances north and west. 


Expect poor vent rates today in the north...with area wide 
improvement Monday through Thursday. 32 


&& 


Aviation... 
18z taf cycle 
abundant moisture associated from placement of the upper high 
over southern portions of the state will continue to fuel afternoon 
scattered to numerous rain showers and thunderstorms and rain across western and central New 
Mexico. Convective coverage will peak from 18z to 00z. Storm 
motion will be mainly west to east...but slow moving and erratic 
at times. Look for brief periods of MVFR/IFR ceilings/occasional mountain 
obscured for sites impacted by strong to possible severe 
storms...following heavy rain and gusty winds near 40kt from 
outflow boundaries. 32 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Farmington...................... 61 90 57 95 / 70 10 5 0 
Dulce........................... 49 81 44 86 / 70 30 20 0 
Cuba............................ 53 83 51 89 / 60 30 20 0 
Gallup.......................... 51 87 51 91 / 50 10 5 0 
El Morro........................ 52 86 50 90 / 60 10 5 5 
Grants.......................... 52 86 51 90 / 60 20 10 0 
Quemado......................... 52 84 52 87 / 50 10 10 10 
Glenwood........................ 58 85 59 90 / 30 20 20 5 
Chama........................... 48 81 44 86 / 80 50 20 10 
Los Alamos...................... 58 86 56 91 / 70 40 20 10 
Pecos........................... 57 84 55 89 / 70 40 10 20 
Cerro/Questa.................... 50 81 46 85 / 80 50 30 20 
Red River....................... 49 77 46 82 / 80 70 40 20 
Angel Fire...................... 51 80 48 85 / 70 50 30 20 
Taos............................ 53 83 48 87 / 60 30 20 5 
Mora............................ 54 81 52 86 / 70 60 20 20 
Espanola........................ 60 87 57 92 / 70 30 10 5 
Santa Fe........................ 59 85 57 90 / 70 30 10 10 
Santa Fe Airport................ 59 86 57 91 / 60 20 10 5 
Albuquerque foothills........... 62 88 61 92 / 60 20 10 0 
Albuquerque heights............. 65 90 65 94 / 60 10 10 0 
Albuquerque valley.............. 65 91 65 94 / 60 10 10 0 
Albuquerque West Mesa........... 62 88 62 92 / 60 10 10 0 
Los Lunas....................... 64 91 64 94 / 60 10 10 0 
Rio Rancho...................... 61 88 61 91 / 60 10 10 0 
Socorro......................... 62 87 62 93 / 60 10 10 0 
Sandia Park/Cedar Crest......... 58 86 57 90 / 60 20 10 5 
Tijeras......................... 60 86 59 90 / 60 20 10 5 
Moriarty/Estancia............... 56 83 55 87 / 70 20 10 5 
Clines Corners.................. 56 82 56 88 / 70 30 10 10 
Gran Quivira.................... 59 81 58 87 / 60 30 20 5 
Carrizozo....................... 62 80 61 86 / 40 30 30 5 
Ruidoso......................... 62 79 61 84 / 40 50 30 20 
Capulin......................... 64 86 60 91 / 50 60 40 20 
Raton........................... 60 86 57 90 / 60 50 30 20 
Springer........................ 58 86 55 89 / 60 40 20 10 
Las Vegas....................... 54 81 53 86 / 60 40 20 10 
Clayton......................... 63 84 61 91 / 50 50 40 10 
Roy............................. 60 86 58 88 / 60 40 30 10 
Conchas......................... 62 91 62 94 / 60 30 20 10 
Santa Rosa...................... 61 89 62 94 / 60 40 20 10 
Tucumcari....................... 65 94 66 97 / 40 30 30 10 
Clovis.......................... 65 90 66 96 / 40 40 20 10 
Portales........................ 66 91 67 97 / 40 40 20 10 
Fort Sumner..................... 64 92 65 97 / 40 30 20 10 
Roswell......................... 69 98 69 102 / 30 30 20 5 
Picacho......................... 64 87 62 91 / 40 40 30 10 
Elk............................. 67 86 63 89 / 40 60 40 10 


&& 


Abq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Flash Flood Watch until midnight MDT tonight for the following 
zones... nmz501-502-505>509-518>524-532-533. 


Flash Flood Watch through late tonight for the following zones... 
nmz503-504-510>517-527>529. 


&& 


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