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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
739 AM MST Fri Feb 16 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-
739 AM MST Fri Feb 16 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Widespread rain will redevelop across much of the area today and
this evening. The heaviest rain will fall across Luna, Dona Ana,
Otero, and Northwestern El Paso counties this afternoon and
evening. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 1.5 inches will be possible. A
few desert arroyos may flow, and creeks along the west slopes of
the Sacramento Mountains will also see moderate in-bank rises.

Fog will be a problem in the higher terrain and in mountain passes
today, including San Augustin Pass (U.S. 70 east of Las Cruces)
and Transmountain Pass (Loop 375 in El Paso). Visibility may be
reduced to dangerous levels at times. As steadier rain develops,
some rock falls can be expected, especially in Transmountain Pass.

Gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms may sweep through the El
Paso and Las Cruces area late this afternoon or early this

As the rain ends tonight, areas of fog will develop, especially in
low-lying areas. This may result in hazardous driving conditions
in some places late tonight into Saturday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday
Areas of fog will be possible Saturday morning. Otherwise, no
hazardous weather is expected for the rest of the period.


Spotter activation will not be needed.


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