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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
541 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-211445-
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-
541 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO...SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHWEST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WEST WINDS WILL GUST AROUND 30 TO 40 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

LOWLAND RAIN SHOWERS AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON
AND BECOME WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT. SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND 5 TO 10
INCHES ESPECIALLY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET. THE WIND AND SNOW
WILL CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH ICY SNOW COVERED ROADS
AND LOW VISIBILITY UNDER A QUARTER MILE OVER A FEW MOUNTAIN
LOCATIONS.

UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN WILL FALL ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
RESULTING IN ISOLATED AREAS OF FLOODING...MAINLY AROUND LOW WATER
CROSSINGS AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

VERY WINDY SATURDAY WITH WINDS GUSTING AROUND 55 TO 65 MPH. THE WIND
MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AND OTHER PROPERTY AND CREATE
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

WIDESPREAD LOWLAND RAIN SHOWERS AND HEAVY SNOWS OVER THE MOUNTAINS
WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE
DIMINISHING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF
WIND AND SNOW MAY CREATE NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER SOME MOUNTAIN
LOCATIONS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE AROUND 7 TO 14 INCHES
FOR MOUNTAIN AREAS ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE
BETWEEN 5000 AND 7000 FEET.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER WILL OCCUR SUNDAY. ANOTHER DISTURBANCE WILL
PRODUCE A FEW LOWLAND RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE MOSTLY
LIGHT WITH SNOW AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE FOR MOUNTAIN
AREAS ABOVE 7000 FEET. BREEZY TO WINDY TUESDAY WITH WINDS GUSTING
AROUND 30 TO 40 MPH.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPORT HEAVY SNOW OR HEAVY RAINS THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING AND POSSIBLE WIND DAMAGE SATURDAY.

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