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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
645 PM MDT THU AUG 21 2014

NMZ405>407-411-TXZ418>424-220245-
LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-
SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-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...ANIMAS...HACHITA...ANTELOPE WELLS...
CLOVERDALE...DEMING...COLUMBUS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...
SUNLAND PARK...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
645 PM MDT THU AUG 21 2014

.NOW...
AN AREA OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES TO
GRADUALLY AND STEADILY ADVANCE NORTHWARD AROUND 10 MPH WITH THE
LEADING EDGE AT 630 PM ON A WEST TO EAST LINE FROM SOUTHERN HIDALGO
COUNTY TO SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY EASTWARD INTO HUDSPETH COUNTY.
THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD CONTINUE TO SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO THE
SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BORDERLAND DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
HOURS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCAL HEAVY
DOWNPOURS OF AN INCH OR MORE WITH LOW AREA FLOODING. SMALL
HAIL...WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH...AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS ACTIVITY. AT THIS TIME DOPPLER
RADAR IS ESTIMATING RAINFALL RATES IN HUDSPETH COUNTY AROUND .3 TO
.6 INCHES PER HOUR WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS IN THE .8 TO 1.0 INCH PER
HOUR RANGE.


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