Updated: 2:00 AM MST on January 29, 2015
Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 48F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow after midnight. Low of 23F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Overcast with snow and rain, then snow in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.
Overcast with snow. Fog overnight. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
Clear with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 39F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.
Clear. High of 50F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.
Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight.
Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. High of 52F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Updated: 11:31 PM MST
|Temperature: 41.5 °F||Dew Point: 21 °F||Humidity: 43%||Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph||Pressure: 30.36 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 42 °F||Graphs|
Location: San Geronimo, Las Vegas, NM
Updated: 3:16 AM MST
|Temperature: 39.7 °F||Dew Point: 17 °F||Humidity: 40%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.35 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 40 °F||Graphs|
Location: Ilfeld, NM
Updated: 3:16 AM MST
|Temperature: 36.5 °F||Dew Point: 22 °F||Humidity: 56%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.72 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 36 °F||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET Ribera NM US, Coruco, NM
Updated: 2:44 AM MST
|Temperature: 37 °F||Dew Point: 26 °F||Humidity: 63%||Wind: North at 2 mph||Pressure: 30.32 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 37 °F||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET Rociada NM US, Rociada, NM
Updated: 2:45 AM MST
|Temperature: 37 °F||Dew Point: 24 °F||Humidity: 60%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.25 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 37 °F||Graphs|
Location: Pendaries RV Resort, Rociada, NM
Updated: 3:16 AM MST
|Temperature: 35.9 °F||Dew Point: 25 °F||Humidity: 64%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.95 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 36 °F||Graphs|
Location: RAWS PECOS NM US, Pecos, NM
Updated: 2:14 AM MST
|Temperature: 40 °F||Dew Point: 21 °F||Humidity: 46%||Wind: ENE at 8 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 35 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion...updated National Weather Service Albuquerque nm 1056 PM MST Wednesday Jan 28 2015 Aviation... 06z taf cycle VFR conditions to continue through at least 19z Thursday...though some cloud deck will thicken and lower to a significant degree...espec SW three quarters of forecast area. After roughly 20z ceilings may lower to MVFR category at least in spots...near to south of a line from gup to row. Some higher Montana obscurations as well as spotty -shra and high terrain snow will likely develop as well near and south of this line from late in the day Thursday. Also...backdoor cold front will surge south and west across the plains overnight and push through the gaps of the central mts between 10z and 15z Thursday. Some of the stronger gap winds may occur near abq with gusts between 30 and 38kts midday through end of forecast period 06z Friday. 43 && Previous discussion...904 PM MST Wednesday Jan 28 2015... update... updated forecast to tweak quantitative precipitation forecast and snow amounts for the upcoming precipitation event based on latest wpc guidance and anomalously high model precipitable water forecast. The end result was more quantitative precipitation forecast and greater snowfall amounts...mainly across the peaks and Highlands. Latest model forecast soundings show snow as the predominant precipitation type here at kabq late Thursday night through Saturday...but snow level will be close to the the mean elevation of the Albuquerque metropolitan and melting is likely. At this time...the heavy snow threat in the middle Rio Grande Valley appears limited to high up on the West Mesa and along the foothills. Otherwise...forecast on track. 11 && Previous discussion...246 PM MST Wednesday Jan 28 2015... synopsis... much cooler temperatures due in for eastern New Mexico during the day on Thursday...with easterly winds blasting through gaps into the Rio Grande Valley during the afternoon. Easterly breezes will remain in play through Thursday night...as a major West Coast storm system drifts into the southwestern U.S. From Thursday night Onward into much of the following weekend. Widespread daytime rain and high country snow will change over to areas of snow and freezing rain through the overnights through the weekend...with significant New Mexico impact over several days. With another cold front blasting into New Mexico Saturday night into Sunday...rain and snow coverage will be forced southward...allowing northern and central portions of the state to clear out as the weekend wraps up. && Discussion... currently...breezy zonal flow aloft across New Mexico this afternoon...as quick hitter disturbance slips rapidly across the eastern third of the state and produces some gusty winds on the way through. Surface pressure generally providing a weak configuration between surface dome near The Four Corners region...and the surface low and associated trough extending from eastern Nebraska south and west across the Texas Panhandle and into the West Texas Big Bend country. Models...in good agreement through the weekend and all the way out to Friday of the following work week. Trough extending along the eastern Pacific coastal waters from northern California to well offshore the Mexican Baja California California coastline will drift to a line from the Idaho Panhandle to Southern California coastal waters and near northern Baja California California by Thursday evening. Pattern will put substantial southwest flow over New Mexico...with sizable moisture and dynamic tap moving into the state. Trough will expand rapidly over the southwestern U.S. Through Saturday morning...with closed low deepening to the bottom over the Yuma area of western Arizona...and New Mexico remaining in a broad southwest flow which keeps moving moisture and storm dynamics into the state. As storm core weakens modestly...storm center will drift south with trough flopping positive from center over the central Gulf of California...and trough axis pointing northeast across New Mexico by early Sunday morning. Through the day on Sunday...trough axis will simply translate southward...as ridge from core over the tropical east Pacific extends eastward across New Mexico to wind up the weekend. With trough closed low drifting slowly across north central New Mexico by early Tuesday...a more standardized northwest flow aloft will work into New Mexico north of the storm lying to the south. Storm will shear across the Texas lower Rio Grande Valley and western Gulf of Mexico by midweek...allowing continued northwest flow across New Mexico. Trough aloft will buckle over the Rocky Mountains by early Thursday and drop cold push into eastern New Mexico by the last half of the work week...as upstream ridge from Southern California to northwest Canada will make very slow eastward progress while remaining over the western border of the U.S. Heading into the weekend. Overnight...cooler conditions in general with 20s and 30s in for lows. Temperatures over the eastern third of the state will run in the middle 30s...above freezing...with dips below freezing most everyplace else. Generally northwest winds will shift east and north across the eastern half of the state...and begin some easterly breezes through Central Mountain chain gaps by early Thursday morning. For Thursday...flow aloft gradually backing to southwest through the day in advance of approaching tropical Pacific storm system...but surface high pressure over western Kansas will anchor broad intrusion of much colder temperatures across much of New Mexico. Front will extend from roughly Gallup to the Texas Big Bend country...and leave much of eastern New Mexico 2 to 8 degrees below late January normal temperatures Thursday afternoon...with somewhat warmer conditions remaining in the west. First push of tropical storm flow will arrive over the southwest quadrant of New Mexico by Thursday afternoon...with rapid expansion across the central and south Central Mountain spots by early Thursday evening. Evening starts will expand rapidly through Thursday night...with rain changing over to snow over the south and west...and snowfall progress moving rapidly north and east through Thursday night with overnight accumulations. Easterly breezes will remain in play from the Central Mountain chain westward to the Arizona line as snowfall continues through Thursday night. For Friday...storm core moving to the Imperial County deserts of Southern California..and adjacent northern portions of Baja California California and the adjacent Gulf of California. Diffluent southwest flow with significant moisture and dynamics will remain solidly over New Mexico...as eastbound cold front will lie from southern Arizona across southern New Mexico to the Texas Big Bend country...and surface low Parks over southwest Arizona. Temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below late January normals over the east...and running closer to the single digits below normal over the west. Total winter weather event underway for all but the extreme east and northeast...and showers will run with somewhat reduced coverage in those areas as everyplace all gets a significant dousing of rain and snow. Widespread snow Friday will continue and expand in area through Friday night...with gradual reduction in surface wind speeds easing the blowing snow threat through Saturday morning. For Saturday...storm core shifting to the northern Gulf of California...as surface low shifts to the Phoenix area in central Arizona. Widespread rain and snow all day Saturday...before conditions start to reduce very gradually in intensity heading into Saturday night. Little change to temperatures...with double digits below normal over the east...and mostly single digits on the cold side over the west. Wind speeds generally light through the day...as stalled cold front becomes weak. Outlook...Sunday through Tuesday...storm core shifting to southern Sonora and southern portions of the Gulf of California in northwest Mexico on Sunday...as next cold blast out of the Central Plains states dominates eastern New Mexico. Breezes continuing Monday...as surface low deepens rapidly over eastern Colorado and keeps tight surface pressure gradient over New Mexico. System aloft will push ridge form the east Pacific Ocean across all of New Mexico on Monday...with flow aloft shifting to the northwest on Tuesday...and surface winds picking up northwest directions a surface trough from southern Wyoming to southern Texas Panhandle dominates the surface pressure charts. Very modest warning trend will bring most spots to within a few degrees either way of early February normals over New Mexico by Tuesday. Shy && Fire weather... turbulent flow along and east of the sangre Delaware cristo mountains today has allowed for brief and localized drops in dew points...notably at the Tucumcari Airport where the 20z ob hit 3 degrees. These conditions should ease this evening as a disturbance over central Colorado and the Lee side trough move farther east. A backdoor cold front will slide down the east plains tonight...providing cooler air and a wind shift. The front will reach and push through the gaps of the central mountains early Thursday...with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour possible below canyons. Temperatures will trend down Thursday due to the front and increased cloud cover...becoming slightly above normal west and below normal east. Thursday will be the last day for fair to good ventilation rates for most of the area...as poor conditions will return Friday through the weekend. The weather pattern will become colder and wetter late Thursday through the weekend as an upper level low approaches the state along with a reinforcement of the backdoor front. This system will drag abundant subtropical moisture over the entire state...which will result in pretty hefty precipitation totals for late January. The tricky part will be identifying precipitation type...with battling warm moist air aloft and cold low level air from the front. Currently forecasting snow levels starting very high Friday...think above 9000 to 9500 feet...and gradually lowering through the weekend...though portions of the eastern plains could see snow earlier. Despite the higher snow levels...significant snowfall accumulations are expected for most of the higher terrain of central nm. However...confidence is low on significant accumulations for terrain within zone 109 where the lack of colder surface air may cause more periods of rain or rain/snow mixes than currently forecast. The other issue with this system could be flooding potential for areas that receive large amounts of rain on an existent and fairly significant snow pack. Not thinking it will be an issue as current snow packs are low enough in areas of anticipated rain to prevent larger concern. Precipitation will slowly taper off through the day Sunday...as high temperatures become below normal west and well below normal east. The upper level low will cut off and dive well south of nm Sunday and generally end its impact on nm by Monday. Confidence is growing that fire weather conditions will improve through early next week....notably ventilation rates. Models are coming in line to depict a transition to more progressive northwesterly flow through middle week. By Tuesday...temperatures will rebound...becoming near normal to slightly below normal...and ventilation rates will become fair to good for central portions of the state. Models being to diverge towards the late week period...and thus confidence is lower during that period. The European model (ecmwf) remains dry as it keeps a potential middle week disturbance farther north before slowly transitioning to a ridge over the area by the end of the week...which would put a quick end to improved vent rates. The GFS...however...has the middle week disturbance impacting northeast nm with rain and snow before more northerly flow develops aloft at the end of the week...which should keep vent rates at manageable levels. 24 && Abq watches/warnings/advisories... Winter Storm Watch from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon for the following zones...nmz507-510>519-522>525-527. Winter Storm Watch from late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon for the following zones...nmz502-506-508-521-526. && $$