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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
651 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

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-
651 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Windy west and breezy east. Not extreme wind conditions, but
coupled with dry air and high fire danger, Critical Fire Weather
will be a threat this afternoon. Minor blowing dust locally
possible but not anticipated to cause any areas of severe
visibility restrictions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Strong southwest to westerly winds continue Thursday and Friday as
a Pacific low pressure system slowly passes across southern New
Mexico. This combined with dry conditions, and very high to
extreme fire danger will continue the Critical Fire Weather
conditions across the region. Some blowing dust in vicinity of
source region also possible, along with widespread areas of haze
due to lofted sand and dust. A few brief and light mountain
sprinkles possible Friday as the system moves across. More mild
conditions return for the weekend, but warmer and continue dry,
with lighter winds. Another storm system approaches Monday with
another strong wind day expected.


Spotter activation will not be needed.



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