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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
618 AM MST Wed Dec 12 2018

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-131330-
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-
618 AM MST Wed Dec 12 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 damaging winds will be possible over the mountain areas
this afternoon through Thursday morning, especially along the
ridgelines and east slopes. Winds will increase late in the
afternoon and evening and reach the maximum strength during the
overnight hours into Thursday morning. Wind gusts up to 70 mph
will be possible over the Sacramento Mountains with gusts of 50 to
60 mph elsewhere for southcentral New Mexico and Far West Texas.
Areas of southwest New Mexico will see lower speeds with less
impact. Winds will diminish in speed by mid morning Thursday.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Dry and cold conditions with breezy winds will occur Thursday with
temperatures expected to be around 10 degrees below normal. Dry
conditions will persist Friday and Saturday with gradually warming
temperatures. A pair of weather systems will bring a chance of
lowland rain and mountain snow for Sunday through next Tuesday.
rain amounts and snow accumulations are uncertain at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Lundeen




High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
319 PM MST Wed Dec 12 2018

...Strong Winds expected for portions of Southern New Mexico and
Far West Texas Tonight...

.An approaching upper level storm system will bring high winds
aloft and will tighten the surface pressure gradient to generate
strong winds across the area tonight and into Thursday morning.
The strongest winds will be felt in the Sacramento Mountains with
gusts up to 70 mph possible. Winds will start increasing this
afternoon and into the evening hours, reaching their highest
speeds in the early morning hours of Thursday. Winds will begin
to taper off soon after sunrise Thursday morning.

NMZ402-408-414>417-131500-
/O.CON.KEPZ.HW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-181213T1500Z/
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Hillsboro, Winston, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, and Crow Flats
319 PM MST Wed Dec 12 2018

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST THURSDAY...

* TIMING...Winds will increase late in the afternoon and evening
  and reach the maximum strength during the overnight hours into
  Thursday morning. Winds will diminish in speed by mid morning
  Thursday.

* WINDS...Winds will increase to 35 to 45 mph from the northwest
  with wind gusts of 60 mph possible.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions will develop due to
  dangerous cross winds, especially for high profile vehicles.
  Also, strong wind gusts could cause minor damage to structures
  and trees. In addition, electrical service may be disrupted by
  downed power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

&&

$$



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