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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
331 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...STRONG PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM TO MOVE ACROSS THE BORDERLAND
SATURDAY WITH VERY STRONG WINDS...

.A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM CONTINUING TO ORGANIZE ALONG THE WEST
COAST OF THE U.S. WILL MOVE INLAND OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THE
UPPER LOW OF THIS FEATURE WILL BE OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND THEN NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS REGIONS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. STRONG MID LEVEL WINDS ALONG WITH A TIGHT SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL ALLOW WINDS TO BECOME QUITE STRONG LATE
SATURDAY MORNING INTO THE EVENING HOURS. WITH THE FRONT AND UPPER
SUPPORT EAST OF THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT WINDS WILL DIMINISH SOME.
HOWEVER WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY AND MONDAY. BLOWING
DUST COULD BECOME WIDESPREAD WITH THESE WINDS AND VISIBILITIES
COULD BE REDUCED TO UNDER ONE MILE IN A FEW AREAS...MAINLY
LOWLANDS FROM EL PASO WEST. LOCAL STRONG GUSTY WINDS COULD
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING ALONG EAST SLOPES OF TERRAIN.

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-251215-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.HW.A.0001.140426T1700Z-140427T0300Z/
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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON...TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES...DERRY...SPACEPORT...GARFIELD...
HATCH...RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK...
ALAMOGORDO...TULAROSA...WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...CROW FLATS...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
DELL CITY...CORNUDAS...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...
TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
331 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* EVENT: HIGH WINDS SATURDAY WITH BLOWING DUST.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGHOUT THE MORNING SATURDAY AND
  REACH THEIR PEAK OF 35 TO 50 MPH IN THE EARLY/MID AFTERNOON.
  WINDS WILL BEGIN DIMINISHING MID EVENING.

* IMPACT: STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
  HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. BLOWING DUST WILL ALSO BE A HAZARD.

* VISIBILITY: WIDESPREAD DUST MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE
  FROM HATCH TO ALAMOGORDO WITH VISIBILITIES TO THREE TO FIVE
  MILES. LOCAL VISIBILITIES COULD DROP TO LESS THAN ONE MILE MAINLY
  SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 10 FROM EL PASO WEST.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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HEFNER






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