Short Term Forecast
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FPUS74 KEPZ 200202

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
802 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Including the cities of Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport,
Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park,
Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro,
and Fort Bliss
802 PM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017


At 800 PM MDT an area of scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the southern lowlands of Otero County just
started to reach portion of Eastern Dona Ana County. At the same
time a cluster of showers and thunderstorms started to form over
portions of northern and western El Paso county. Radar estimates
light to moderate rainfall amounts with up to a half an inch of
rain. There is a flash flood watch in effect, thus watch out for
heavy rain that could result in flash floods of low lying areas.
Strong wind gusts of up to 40 mph could be generated along with
small hail with any thunderstorm that could develop in the region.


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