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FXUS64 KEPZ 011012
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
312 AM MST Wed Mar 1 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Sunny skies and light winds will prevail today across southern New
Mexico and Far West Texas. Temperatures will be a couple degrees
below normal, but will slowly warm up through the week.
Temperatures will further jump over the weekend to around 10
degrees above normal. While some gusty east winds may affect
west-facing mountain slopes Thursday night, winds will generally
be light for the rest of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Expect light winds today in the wake of yesterday`s system.
Neutral temperature advection will keep temps 2 or 3 degrees below
normal.

High pressure building over the Central Rockies and extending into
the Southern Plains will shift the low level flow to the east for
the next few days. This will slow down the warming trend, with
highs expected to slowly climb into the upper-60s/lower-70s across
the lowlands by Friday.

Tightening pressure gradient and 850 winds around 30 knots
developing Thursday night may result in some gusty winds along the
west slopes of the Franklin Mountains late Thursday Night into
Friday, with breezy conditions spreading west of the Continental
Divide on Friday afternoon.

Temperatures will get a more significant boost on Saturday as low
level flow shifts to the west-southwest. Winds will remain on the
light side, but temperatures will reach into the upper-70s to near
80 in the lowlands for Sunday.

&&

.AVIATION...
Light and variable winds today with clear skies and excellent
visibility area-wide.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Continued dry conditions, but much lighter winds are on tap for
the next several days. The light winds will limit vent rates
today, but conditions will improve by Friday. Temperatures will
slowly climb above normal through Friday, then spike to around 10
degrees above normal for the weekend.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
El Paso                 64  33  68  41 /   0   0   0   0
Sierra Blanca           64  36  66  40 /   0   0   0   0
Las Cruces              62  31  66  35 /   0   0   0   0
Alamogordo              61  28  66  35 /   0   0   0   0
Cloudcroft              37  21  43  24 /   0   0   0   0
Truth or Consequences   59  30  64  36 /   0   0   0   0
Silver City             53  28  61  34 /   0   0   0   0
Deming                  61  29  66  35 /   0   0   0   0
Lordsburg               61  27  66  34 /   0   0   0   0
West El Paso Metro      64  37  67  42 /   0   0   0   0
Dell City               66  26  67  30 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Hancock            67  31  72  38 /   0   0   0   0
Loma Linda              59  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0
Fabens                  66  30  69  37 /   0   0   0   0
Santa Teresa            63  29  68  37 /   0   0   0   0
White Sands HQ          63  35  66  41 /   0   0   0   0
Jornada Range           61  25  66  32 /   0   0   0   0
Hatch                   61  32  66  36 /   0   0   0   0
Columbus                63  32  68  39 /   0   0   0   0
Orogrande               61  32  67  38 /   0   0   0   0
Mayhill                 51  25  57  29 /   0   0   0   0
Mescalero               47  24  53  27 /   0   0   0   0
Timberon                48  25  50  29 /   0   0   0   0
Winston                 53  22  59  26 /   0   0   0   0
Hillsboro               57  27  63  32 /   0   0   0   0
Spaceport               59  28  63  34 /   0   0   0   0
Lake Roberts            52  18  61  23 /   0   0   0   0
Hurley                  54  24  62  31 /   0   0   0   0
Cliff                   58  20  67  27 /   0   0   0   0
Mule Creek              56  20  64  31 /   0   0   0   0
Faywood                 55  27  63  32 /   0   0   0   0
Animas                  64  27  68  34 /   0   0   0   0
Hachita                 63  28  67  34 /   0   0   0   0
Antelope Wells          65  30  67  35 /   0   0   0   0
Cloverdale              61  33  63  37 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

25-Hardiman


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