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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
610 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

NMZ401>409-413>416-TXZ419-261315-
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-
SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-
WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET-
EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-
610 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NM AND TX.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

...WIND ADVISORY OUT FOR THESE AREAS FOR WINDS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH...

A SHARP PACIFIC TROUGH WILL APPROACH TODAY AND SERVE TO BRING
STRONG WINDS TO MOST AREAS WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE AND THE HIGH
COUNTRY AND LEE SLOPES OF AREA MOUNTAINS EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE.
SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED.
TONIGHT THIS SAME STORM WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN NEW MEXICO AND
BRING ISOLATED TO SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW AND LOWLAND RAIN. 1 TO 3
INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE OVER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000FT. OTHERWISE
RAIN WITH A POSSIBLE MIX OF SNOW OVER SOME LOWLANDS BY MORNING. NO
LOWLAND ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

LINGERING SYSTEM REMAINS OVER THE REGION FOR MORE CHANCES OF
MOUNTAIN SNOW AND LOWLAND RAIN SHOWERS ON FRIDAY. COOLER
CONDITIONS FOR FRIDAY BEHIND A PACIFIC FRONT FRIDAY MORNING. THE
SYSTEM SHIFT EAST AND MOST OF THE REGION WILL BE DRY AND CLEARING
SATURDAY. HOWEVER SLIGHT CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN
OVER FAR WEST TEXAS SATURDAY. FAIR WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR SUNDAY
THROUGH TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS POISED TO MOVE IN
WEDNESDAY TO BRING ANOTHER BIG DIP IN TEMPERATURES AND POSSIBLE
PRECIPITATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT MEASURED WIND GUST SPEEDS...AND
ANY DAMAGE OR TRAVEL DIFFICULT TODAY...AND ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
TONIGHT.

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NMZ410>412-417-TXZ418-420>424-261315-
NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-
CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-OTERO MESA-WESTERN 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-
610 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NM AND TX.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A SHARP PACIFIC TROUGH WILL APPROACH TODAY AND SERVE TO INCREASE
WINDS. IT WILL BECOME WINDY THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20
TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED. TONIGHT THE STORM
WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN NEW MEXICO AND BRING ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
MOUNTAIN SNOW AND LOWLAND RAIN. 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE
OVER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000FT. OTHERWISE RAIN WITH A POSSIBLE MIX
OF SNOW OVER SOME LOWLANDS BY MORNING. NO LOWLAND ACCUMULATIONS
EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE SLOW MOVING SYSTEM WILL SHIFT EAST AND BRING BETTER
PRECIPITATION CHANCES TO SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST
TEXAS FOR FRIDAY. COOLER CONDITIONS FOR FRIDAY BEHIND A PACIFIC
FRONT FRIDAY MORNING. THE SYSTEM SHIFT EAST AND MOST OF THE REGION
WILL BE DRY AND CLEARING SATURDAY. HOWEVER SLIGHT CHANCES FOR
PRECIPITATION WILL REMAIN OVER FAR WEST TEXAS SATURDAY. FAIR
WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. A STRONG COLD
FRONT IS POISED TO MOVE IN WEDNESDAY TO BRING ANOTHER BIG DIP IN
TEMPERATURES AND POSSIBLE PRECIPITATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT MEASURED WIND GUST SPEEDS...AND
ANY DAMAGE OR TRAVEL DIFFICULT TODAY...AND ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
TONIGHT.


$$

BIRD





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