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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
632 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

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-
632 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Record afternoon high temperatures expected across most of the
area today. Temperatures will rise to 15-20 degrees above normal.
Very dry conditions combined with the temperatures will mean
increased likelihood for dehydration of people, pets, and stock.
In addition, breezy conditions over western areas will elevate
fire weather concerns over the Gila and western lowlands this

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Thursday will be windy as a Pacific trough and cold front arrive
with sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and wind gusts 45 to 55+
mph. Areas of blowing dust on Lordsburg Playa and other dust prone
locales will create dangerous driving conditions. Minor wind
damage possible.

Breezy to windy again Friday with a second Pacific storm passage.
A third storm arrives Mon/Tue for more wind and possible


Spotter activation will not be needed.



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