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Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Las Cruces, Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU)

Lat: 32.29°NLon: 106.92°WElev: 4455ft.

Fair

89°F

32°C

Humidity 29%
Wind Speed SE 6 mph
Barometer 30.15 in
Dewpoint 53°F (12°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index87°F (31°C)
Last update 31 Jul 5:15 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles W White Sands NM

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 94 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 8 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 95 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming south after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 9 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. South wind around 8 mph.
Sunday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. South southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming south after midnight.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Friday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles W White Sands NM
 32.38°N 106.54°W (Elev. 5036 ft)
1:07 pm MDT Jul 31, 2015
5pm MDT Jul 31, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 7, 2015
 
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