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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
800 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

NMZ401>405-407>409-060245-
SIERRA COUNTY LAKES NM-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL NM-
EASTERN BLACK RANGE FOOTHILLS NM-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY NM-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN NM-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY NM-
SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE NM-UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY NM-
800 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN HIDALGO...GRANT...
LUNA AND SOUTHWESTERN SIERRA COUNTIES UNTIL 845 PM MDT...

AT 755 PM MDT...METEOROLOGISTS WERE TRACKING AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN LUNA...AND SIERRA COUNTIES...AND
EASTERN AND SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY. THE STRONGEST ACTIVITY WAS
LOCATED NEAR GAGE...OR 21 MILES WEST OF DEMING...MOVING NORTH AT 25
MPH.

THE MOST LIKELY DAMAGING AND DANGEROUS ELEMENT WITH THESE STORMS
WILL BE STRONG AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE
STORM OUTFLOW WINDS WILL ALSO CAUSE AREAS OF DENSE BLOWING DUST
WHICH MAY AFFECT TRAVEL ACROSS SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...AND IN
PARTICULAR...INTERSTATE 10 WEST OF DEMING TO THE ARIZONA STATE LINE.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
DEMING...
SILVER CITY...
GILA HOT SPRINGS...
SAN LORENZO...
BUCKHORN...
LAKE ROBERTS...
CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK...
REDROCK...
HILLSBORO...
SAN JUAN...
BAYARD...
SANTA CLARA...
HURLEY...
SUNSHINE...
RIVERSIDE...
NORTH HURLEY...
EMORY PASS...
PINOS ALTOS...
ARENAS VALLEY...
SEPAR.

LAT...LON 3321 10905 3321 10745 3179 10773 3177 10825
      3280 10905
TIME...MOT...LOC 0155Z 174DEG 23KT 3221 10811

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