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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
506 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017

Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Western El Paso County-
Including the cities of Deming, Columbus, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, and Upper Valley
506 PM MDT Mon May 22 2017


At 500 PM MDT, a strong thunderstorm outflow gust front was
located just north of Las Cruces and rapidly tracking south down
the Rio Grand valley and surrounding lowland desert areas of south
central New Mexico. Storms to the north have dissipated and
caused the rush of air to push south. Winds of 30 to 45 mph with
local areas of blowing dust are likely with the passage of this
gust front. It will track through Las Cruces and then south down
the valley towards west El Paso between 5 PM and 6 PM.

Watch for blowing dust along highways and slow down if
visibilities drop.


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