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WWUS74 KEPZ 240210

National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
810 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Strong winds to continue across portions of Southern New Mexico
and Far West Texas tonight through Friday Noon...

.The upper level storm system that brought us very strong winds
and blowing dust to the area on Thursday afternoon will continue
to slowly drift off to our east. The slow movement of this system
will continue to the threat for strong winds, mainly east of the
Rio Grande. The strong winds will continue through Friday morning
before finally slowing to below advisory level wind speeds by
early Friday afternoon. Blowing dust is not expected to be wide
spread, but may occur in local isolated locations.

Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
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 Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, East and Northeast El Paso,
Socorro, Fort Bliss, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas,
Dell City, Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock,
Tornillo, and Indian Hot Springs
810 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017


The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until noon MDT Friday. The High Wind
Warning has been cancelled.

* TIMING...Winds will continue during the overnight hours through
  Friday morning before finally slowing by early Friday afternoon.

* WINDS...West to Northwest winds will have sustained speeds up
to 30 to 40 mph and gusts around 55 mph with strongest gusts
along eastern facing slopes.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will make handling of vehicles difficult,
  especially in cross wind situations. Some blowing dust is
possible, though not likely to significantly reduce


A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



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-Western El Paso County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces,
Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands Monument,
Downtown El Paso, West El Paso, and Upper Valley
810 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017


Though strong winds will continue off and on during the overnight
hours and during the morning on Friday, the winds are not expected
to remain at advisory levels speeds during that time.

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