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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
313 PM MDT Wed Jul 26 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Our monsoon season continues this week as we will continue to have
at least a slight chance for thunderstorms each day through the
start of next week. The best rain chances will be in area
mountains and west of the Rio Grande through the weekend, then
equal chances everywhere for the first part of next week.
Temperatures the next seven days will stay near average.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Upper level high pressure will wobble around the region for the
next seven days. Usually the ridge would cap our thunderstorm
chances and for sure it is slowing them down, but with so much
moisture we are still able to get a fair number of storms popped
up and going. Currently the upper level ridge is centered over
the east plains of New Mexico and over the next couple of days it
will slowly drift west to over central New Mexico. As it moves
west it will be able to tap into some drier, continental air to
our east and sweep that into the eastern part of our area.
Starting on Friday and lasting into the weekend we will see our
thunderstorm chances decrease (but not disappear) for locations
east of the Rio Grande. A pretty healthy moisture plume will
continue for locations out west so we will have to watch that
region for possible heavy rain. For the first part of next week
the upper level ridge will drift a little further to the west and
that will allow low level moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to slip
back into the area and at the same time the circulation around
the high will move mid and high level moisture into the region
from the north. This increased moisture will give an uptick to our
thunderstorm chances for the first of next week. For the middle
of next week the ridge does not move very far and that will
continue our chances for rain through mid week. We may see some
drier air move into the region for the end of next week, but even
then it doesn`t look like enough drying to yank the rain chances.
No big changes to our temperatures from day to day. For the next
seven days our high temperatures will run within a degree or two
of seasonal averages.

&&

.AVIATION...Valid 27/00Z-28/00Z...
In general VFR conditions are expected at all terminals thru the
period with P6SM SCT060-080 SCT-BKN250. However a risk of late
afternoon and evening thunderstorms will exist which could result in
occasional MVFR or IFR ceilings thru 12Z. Winds will generally be
AOB 10 knots with the exception of variable and gusty winds in the
vicinity of thunderstorms.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Low and mid level moisture remains plentiful under an upper level
ridge. This will result in a continued chance for wetting precip
across the region through the end of the week and into the early
stages of next week. It does appear that by the time we reach the
weekend the better rain chances will be shifting west of the Rio
Grande. Meanwhile, storms will be relatively slow moving, meaning
localized flooding will remain a concern. Min RH values will remain
in the 20 to 30 percent range or higher despite near normal
afternoon temps. Vent rates which have been generally poor lately
should climb into the fair to good categories in the coming days as
transport wind speeds increase just a bit.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
El Paso                 74  95  73  97 /  30  20  20  10
Sierra Blanca           70  94  69  95 /  20  20  10  10
Las Cruces              70  93  69  94 /  30  30  30  10
Alamogordo              70  92  69  95 /  30  40  30  20
Cloudcroft              55  72  54  73 /  40  60  50  30
Truth or Consequences   71  94  69  94 /  30  40  40  30
Silver City             65  87  63  85 /  40  60  60  50
Deming                  70  94  68  93 /  30  30  40  20
Lordsburg               70  93  69  91 /  30  30  40  40
West El Paso Metro      74  94  73  96 /  30  20  20  10
Dell City               71  97  70  99 /  20  20  10  10
Fort Hancock            74  96  74  98 /  20  20  20  10
Loma Linda              69  88  68  91 /  30  20  20  10
Fabens                  74  95  73  98 /  30  20  20  10
Santa Teresa            73  94  71  96 /  40  20  20  10
White Sands HQ          71  93  70  95 /  30  30  30  10
Jornada Range           69  93  68  95 /  30  30  40  10
Hatch                   70  96  69  96 /  40  30  40  10
Columbus                71  94  69  94 /  40  20  40  20
Orogrande               72  94  71  96 /  30  30  20  10
Mayhill                 58  81  58  82 /  40  60  50  30
Mescalero               59  81  58  82 /  40  60  50  30
Timberon                59  79  58  81 /  40  50  50  30
Winston                 62  86  60  86 /  50  60  60  50
Hillsboro               67  91  65  91 /  50  50  60  50
Spaceport               69  94  68  95 /  30  40  40  10
Lake Roberts            59  87  59  84 /  50  60  60  60
Hurley                  65  89  63  87 /  30  40  50  40
Cliff                   66  92  65  91 /  40  50  60  60
Mule Creek              66  89  65  87 /  30  40  50  60
Faywood                 65  89  64  89 /  40  50  50  40
Animas                  70  92  68  91 /  30  30  50  40
Hachita                 69  93  67  92 /  30  20  50  30
Antelope Wells          67  92  67  90 /  30  30  50  40
Cloverdale              64  87  64  86 /  30  30  50  50

&&

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

$$

Brice/Laney


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