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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
141 PM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Moist unstable air will continue to flow into southern New Mexico
and west Texas this week. As a result there will be chances for
showers and thunderstorms each day with heavy rains falling across
a few locations. Isolated areasa may even experience flash
flooding. Temperatures will remain seasonably warm under partly to
mostly cloudy skies.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
South to southeast winds will sustain transport of abundant moisture
into southern New Mexico and west Texas today and Monday causing
surface dewpoints to remain in the mid 50s to mid 60s most areas
along with with high precipitable water amounts around 1.5 inches.
The moisture will combine diurnal warming to push afternoon
CAPE`s to around 700 to 1500 J/kg most locations. Little
convective inhibition will exist so surface heating and upslope
flow will again initiate torms today and Monday with subsequent
outflow boundaries generating more storms in the late afternoon
and evening. Deep moisture suggests little entrainment so
convective cells will be efficient rain produces. Vertical wind
profiles showing both slow cell motion and even back building
potential so primary weather hazard remains heavy rains and flash
flooding. However instability values indicate several cells may
produce at least small hail.

Tuesday through Wednesday an east to west oriented upper ridge
will extend across central New Mexico with the circulation around
this feature advecting drier continental air at mid levels into
the CWA. Thus precipitable water falls a bit to around 1.3 inches.
Nevertheless surface dewpoints will remain in the lower 50s to
lower 60s and this will combine with seasonably warm afternoon
temperatures to support CAPE`s around 1000 J/kg in the afternoon.
Thus expect at least isolated to scattered convection in the
lowlands with higher coverage mountains.

Thursday a surface trough associated with a dissipating cold
front will drop southward into southern New Mexico and west Texas.
This feature will remain almost stationary into Saturday and
provide low level convergence. In addition the trough will sustain
low level southeast winds keeping dewpoints in the mid 50s to
lower 60s along with CAPE`s around 1000 J/kg. Thus threat for deep
convection with locally heavy rains will persist into later
periods.

&&

.AVIATION...Valid 24/00Z-25/00Z..mostly VFR conditions are
expected with P6SM SCT-BKN050 BKN-OVC100-120 through the period. Sfc
winds gnly SE_SW 5-12 kts. Scattered thunderstorms again til 09Z
Local MVFR to IFR briefly in SCT-NUM tstms winds VRB27G37KT 1-3 SM
+TSRA BKN030CB OVC070 thru 09Z and again after 21Z (less intensity
and coverage on Monday).

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
A very moist and unstable airmass will persist again today across
the fire zones leading to widespread thunderstorms and some
flooding. Moisture will decrease some Monday through Wednesday with
slightly less thunderstorm coverage, along with flood potential, as
upper high moves back over eastern New Mexico. This will bring
slightly warmer daytime temperatures. Min RH values for today will
run around 35% to 45% lowlands and 50% to 50% mountains.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
El Paso                 89  70  91  72 /  30  50  40  30
Sierra Blanca           87  66  89  69 /  40  40  30  20
Las Cruces              88  65  90  68 /  40  50  40  30
Alamogordo              89  66  90  68 /  40  50  40  40
Cloudcroft              67  50  69  52 /  50  60  60  50
Truth or Consequences   89  66  90  68 /  40  50  50  40
Silver City             81  62  83  62 /  60  70  60  50
Deming                  88  66  90  68 /  40  60  50  40
Lordsburg               85  66  88  67 /  50  70  60  50
West El Paso Metro      88  70  90  71 /  30  50  40  30
Dell City               91  68  92  70 /  50  40  30  20
Fort Hancock            90  72  92  73 /  40  50  30  20
Loma Linda              84  65  85  67 /  30  50  30  30
Fabens                  90  70  91  72 /  40  50  30  30
Santa Teresa            88  67  90  70 /  30  50  40  30
White Sands HQ          88  67  90  70 /  30  50  40  30
Jornada Range           89  65  90  68 /  40  60  40  40
Hatch                   91  66  92  68 /  40  50  50  40
Columbus                88  67  90  69 /  40  60  50  40
Orogrande               89  67  91  71 /  40  40  30  30
Mayhill                 75  53  76  57 /  50  50  60  50
Mescalero               77  54  76  57 /  50  60  60  50
Timberon                75  54  75  57 /  50  60  60  50
Winston                 83  57  80  61 /  60  70  60  50
Hillsboro               87  64  87  65 /  60  70  60  50
Spaceport               89  64  90  67 /  30  60  50  40
Lake Roberts            84  56  79  57 /  60  70  60  50
Hurley                  82  62  84  62 /  60  70  60  50
Cliff                   86  58  84  61 /  50  70  60  50
Mule Creek              86  59  84  62 /  60  70  60  50
Faywood                 86  62  85  63 /  60  70  60  50
Animas                  84  65  88  67 /  50  70  60  50
Hachita                 86  65  88  67 /  50  70  60  50
Antelope Wells          86  63  87  66 /  50  70  60  50
Cloverdale              83  62  82  63 /  50  70  60  50

&&

.EPZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$

05 Rogash/20 Novlan



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