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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ruidoso Regional (KSRR)

Lat: 33.47°NLon: 105.53°WElev: 6811ft.

A Few Clouds

73°F

23°C

Humidity 41%
Wind Speed NA
Barometer 30.33 in
Dewpoint 48°F (9°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 5:15 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

4 Miles SW Capitan NM

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 56 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 10%.

    Isolated
    T-storms then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 58 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 80 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Monday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
4 Miles SW Capitan NM
 33.5°N 105.65°W (Elev. 6798 ft)
4:13 pm MDT Aug 29, 2015
5pm MDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm MDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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