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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
715 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-011415-
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-
715 AM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

High-impact hazardous weather possible today as very windy and
dusty conditions develop in response to a passing Pacific storm
system. Westerly winds in excess of 40 mph with gusts over 60 mph
appear to be common for the afternoon for areas east of the Rio
Grande. To the west winds in excess of 30 mph with gusts to 50
mph. Areas of blowing dust area-wide with some areas of severe
visibility restrictions are expected. Closures on I-10, some
damage to light structures, trees, and signs also anticipated.
Some may experience power outages. Some locations over the Gila
and surrounding areas will also see lowland rain showers and high
elevation mountain snow showers. A few generally weak
thunderstorms may also develop over these same areas, with strong
wind gusts possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

No hazardous weather expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to call the National Weather Service with
realtime reports of measured wind speeds, wind damage, and
visibility restrictions in blowing dust.

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