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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
323 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

NMZ401>416-TXZ418-419-162330-
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-
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...HILLSBORO...
WINSTON...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...MESCALERO...
MOUNTAIN PARK...TIMBERON...CLOUDCROFT...SUNSPOT...APACHE SUMMIT...
MAYHILL...SACRAMENTO...PINON...DOWNTOWN...WEST EL PASO...
UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO
323 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
AN OF MAINLY LIGHT SHOWERS EXTENDS FROM WEST OF A RUIDOSO EL PASO
LINE.DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR SHOWS MOST ACTIVITY MOVING NORTHEASTWARD
AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH . DOPPLER RADAR SHOWS MOST PRECIPITATION IS
LIGHT HOWEVER THERE ARE SOME ISOLATED AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS
NORTHWEST OF HERMANAS AND AROUND ROCK HOUND STATE PARK IN LUNA
COUNTY WHERE FROM .5 TO 1.0 INCH OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE LAST
HOUR. HEAVIER SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS ARE STARTING TO
DEVELOP OVER NORTHERN MEXICO AND MAY MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN MOST
REACHES OF THE BORDERLAND DURING THE NEXT 2 HOURS. A LOT OF LAND
IS FAIRLY SATURATED AFTER LAST NIGHTS RAIN THUS IT WILL NOT TAKE
MUCH MORE RAINFALL TO CAUSE SERIOUS FLOODING PROBLEMS. FORECAST
MODELS CALL FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN MOVING INTO THE
BORDERLAND FROM THE SOUTH IN THE 6 TO 9 PM TIME FRAME. STAY ALERT
FOR FORECAST UPDATES...ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS. DO NOT ENTER AREAS
WHERE WATER IS PONDING OR RUNNING ACROSS ROADWAYS.


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