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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
659 AM MST Wed Feb 14 2018

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River 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-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-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-
659 AM MST Wed Feb 14 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
The first in a series of Pacific storm systems will begin to
affect parts of the area today. Rain showers are expected to
develop over SW New Mexico and the Sacramento Mountains before the
afternoon. A warm air mass will result in snow levels running
above 11,000 feet in elevation.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday
Rain will continue to affect the region Thursday, with steadier
rainfall expected for the El Paso and Las Cruces areas on Friday.
Some small streams and arroyos may begin to run in parts of the
Gila Region due to expected rainfall, but impacts will be minimal.
By Saturday, storm total rainfall will range from around a half
inch in the lowlands to over 1 inch in the higher terrain. Snow
levels will remain at or near 10,000 feet, limiting snow to a few
mountain peaks.

Spotter activation will not be needed.



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