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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
621 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

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-
621 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph will be
possible again this afternoon, highest east of area mountain

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Strong Westerly Winds will develop across the area Sunday
afternoon as an upper level disturbance moves through the region.
Wind gusts could exceed 50 mph in places, particularly east of
area mountain ranges. Patchy areas of blowing dust will develop,
especially on Lordsburg Playa where wind speed thresholds for
significant dust plumes has been very low recently.

A series of weaker upper level disturbances will affect the area
late Monday through Thursday of next week, bringing breezy to
windy conditions to the lowlands, and light rain or snow to the
higher terrain of the Gila Region.

Spotter activation will not be needed.



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