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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
908 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

NMZ403-405>413-417-TXZ418>424-031815-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS-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-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-SALT BASIN-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MIMBRES...HURLEY...FAYWOOD...
GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...ANTELOPE WELLS...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...WINSTON...
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...FORT BLISS...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...CORNUDAS...
DELL CITY...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...FORT HANCOCK...
TORNILLO...INDIAN HOT SPRINGS
908 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

.NOW...
AT 9 AM RAIN SHOWERS WERE WIDESPREAD ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST
TEXAS AND SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO MOVING NORTHWARD AROUND OR TOWARD
THE VICINITY OF EL PASO...LAS CRUCES...DEMING...TRUTH OR
CONSEQUENCES...HILLSBORO...HATCH...SANTA TERESA...ANTHONY AND
SURROUNDING LOCATIONS. THIS ACTIVITY WILL PRODUCE LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAINFALLS WITH THE RAIN POSSIBLY BEING MIXED WITH OR
CHANGING TO SNOW AROUND MOUNTAIN AREAS. IN ADDITION SMALL HAIL MAY
FALL WITHIN A FEW OF THE SHOWERS. MINOR WATER PONDING IS ALSO
POSSIBLE AROUND LOW WATER CROSSINGS. THUS HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS MAY RESULT FROM SLIPPERY ROADS WITH ACCIDENTS ALREADY
REPORTED ON I 10 IN CENTRAL TO WEST EL PASO. RAIN AMOUNTS ARE
GENERALLY RUNNING FROM .1 TO .25 INCHES WITH ISOLD HEAVIER AMOUNTS
OF .4 TO .8 INCHES ALONG THE DONA ANA LUNA COUNTY LINE.

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NMZ414>416-031815-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MESCALERO...TIMBERON...MOUNTAIN PARK...
CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...MAYHILL...PINON...
SACRAMENTO
908 AM MST SAT DEC 3 2016

.NOW...
AT 9 AM LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWS WERE FALLING ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN
AREAS OF NORTHEAST OTERO COUNTY NEW MEXICO AROUND
CLOUDCROFT...TIMBERON AND BLUFF SPRINGS. TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS MAY
REACH 3 TO 6 INCHES BY MIDDAY 8 AM ACROSS THIS AREA RESULTING IN
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM LOW VISIBILITY AND ICY SNOW
COVERED ROADS.


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