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

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-162100-
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-
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...CROW FLATS...DOWNTOWN...
WEST EL PASO...UPPER VALLEY...FORT BLISS...SOCORRO...
EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO...HUECO TANKS...LOMA LINDA...
DELL CITY...CORNUDAS...SALT FLAT...SIERRA BLANCA...FABENS...
TORNILLO...FORT HANCOCK
124 PM MDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.NOW...
AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF MAINLY LIGHT SHOWERS EXTENDS FROM WEST OF A
RUIDOSO EL PASO LINE TO EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWS MOST
PRECIPITATION IS LIGHT HOWEVER THERE ARE ISOLATED AREAS OF MODERATE
SHOWERS AROUND ENGLE IN SIERRA COUNTY....WEST OF CLOUDCROFT IN
OTERO COUNTY AND WEST OF COLUMBUS IN LUNA COUNTY WHERE FROM .3 TO
.5 INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE LAS 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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