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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
640 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 2018

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-
640 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong gusty winds and blowing dust can be expected, especially
during the afternoon hours. Winds will be west-southwest 25-35 mph
with gusts to 50 mph early this afternoon before shifting to
west-northwest and decreasing somewhat from west to east. Blowing
dust and low visibilities will be hazardous to drivers, especially
along I-10 west of Lordsburg during the early afternoon hours.
Also cross winds along north-south aligned highways will make
vehicles difficult to handle. Winds will be even stronger in the
Sacramento Mountains with gusts to more than 60 mph. Winds will
decrease significantly after sunset, though could still be strong
and gusty along the eastern slopes of the Franklin and Organ
Mountains until midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Thursday and Saturday could be windy and dusty, though at this
time those wind events do not look as strong as today`s.


Spotter activation will not be needed.



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