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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
445 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

NMZ412-414>416-010045-
CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...
WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...MESCALERO...MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...
PINON
445 PM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.NOW...
AT 445 PM MDT...SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS AND MODERATELY STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO PEPPER THE EASTERN FLANKS OF THE
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS...AND THE LOWLANDS AROUND AND NORTH
OF TULAROSA TO THE WEST OF THE ESCARPMENT. THESE AREAS OF RAIN
WERE MOVING SLOWLY WITH A DRIFT TO THE NORTH. ISOLATED AREAS IN
THE SACS HAVE RECEIVED UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON.
CURRENT STORMS ARE PRODUCING RAIN AT RATES OF ONE-QUARTER TO ONE-
HALF AN INCH PER HOUR. THE STRONGER STORMS ARE WEST AND NORTH OF
TULAROSA AND LIKELY PRODUCING ISOLATED AREAS OF HEAVIER RAIN OVER
REMOTE AREAS. MINOR RUNNING OF STREAMS...DRAINAGES...AND ARROYOS
CAN BE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS. A
FEW ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE WHERE CONSTRICTED CANYONS GATHER
DRAINAGE FLOW OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. KEEP AWARE OF CURRENT
WEATHER AND SEEK SHELTER AND HIGHER GROUND IF STORMS MOVE TOWARD
YOUR LOCATION.

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