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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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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

71°F

22°C

Humidity 61%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.16 in
Dewpoint 57°F (14°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 11:55 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles W White Sands NM

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 91 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming east northeast. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Sunday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
Monday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Wednesday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Thursday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Friday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles W White Sands NM
 32.38°N 106.54°W (Elev. 5036 ft)
10:25 pm MDT Aug 28, 2015
12am MDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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