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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
850 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

NMZ407-409>413-TXZ418>420-422>424-230500-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-SIERRA COUNTY LAKES-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
NORTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS/HUECO MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN HUDSPETH HIGHLANDS-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN EL PASO/WESTERN HUDSPETH COUNTIES-
RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF EASTERN HUDSPETH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEMING...COLUMBUS...
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...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
850 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.NOW...
DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IS TRACKING A BROKEN LINE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WHICH EXTENDS FROM NORTHEAST OF TRUTH OR
CONSEQUENCES SOUTHWARD TO EAST OF COLUMBUS. THIS LINE IS MOVING EAST
AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH. RADAR ESTIMATES MOST PRECIPITATION IS LIGHT
BUT SOME OF THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE IN THE .3 TO .7 INCH RANGE
AROUND THE UVAS VALLEY TO NORTH OF HATCH AND ALSO SOUTH AND EAST
OF ROCK HOUSE IN NORTHERN SIERRA COUNTY.  THIS ACTIVITY WILL
CONTINUE TO HAVE THE POTENTIAL PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WITH
POSSIBLE LOW AREA FLOODING. IN ADDITION THESE STORMS MAY CONTAIN
SMALL HAIL...WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH...AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.
EXERCISE MORE CAUTION AT NIGHT AS IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO SEE
FLOODED AREAS.


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