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Current Conditions

  • 41°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 36°
  • Pressure: 30.13 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Silver City, New Mexico

Updated: 8:00 AM MST on December 18, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until midnight MST tonight...
  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers. High of 48F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with snow showers. Low of 28F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F with a windchill as low as 28F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 57F. Windy. Winds from the West at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 4:53 am MST on December 18, 2014


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until midnight MST
tonight...

* snow accumulations: periods of moderate snow will drop 3 to 5
inches of snow through this evening above 6500 feet.

* Timing: a few rain and snow showers this morning. Steadier rain
and snow this afternoon and tonight. Snow should end by around
midnight.

* Winds: northwest 10 to 15 mph.

* Snow levels: remaining around 6500 feet.

* Impacts: travel may become difficult due to snow packed and
icy roadways as well as low visibilities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities... and use caution while driving.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: NM5SD, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:29 PM MST

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS GILA QD NM US, Pinos Altos, NM

Updated: 11:58 AM MST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SW at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Ranch Home Estates, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:21 PM MST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Mt. View, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:15 PM MST

Temperature: 38.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Brian Engineering, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:14 PM MST

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Dos Griegos, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:29 PM MST

Temperature: 36.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Valley Drive, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:26 PM MST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest 7T Hurley Smelter NM US NMAQ, Bayard, NM

Updated: 12:00 PM MST

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: WSW at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Hanover NM US, Mimbres, NM

Updated: 12:00 PM MST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS BURRO MOUNTAIN NM US, Redrock, NM

Updated: 11:59 AM MST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.13 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service El Paso Texas/Santa Teresa nm 
354 am MST Thursday Dec 18 2014 


Synopsis... 
an upper trough over Arizona will spread more clouds and showers to 
the area today and tonight. Snow levels are expected to remain 
around 6500 feet...where three to five additional inches of snow 
could fall. The trough moves over the Texas Panhandle by early 
Friday morning...allowing our showers to end and the skies to begin 
clearing. Temperatures today and Friday will be slightly below 
normal. Dry west and northwest flow aloft will develop Saturday and 
will last to Christmas day. This means very few clouds and 
temperatures back well above normal Monday through Christmas day. 


&& 


Discussion... 
the last of the multi-day winter storm will take place today and 
tonight before a good stretch of quiet weather moves in. The last in 
a series of short wave troughs is about to make its way across our 
area. The predecessor to this short wave swept across New Mexico 
Wednesday and spread light lowland showers along with light mountain 
snow showers. Snow levels remained around 6500-7000 feet yesterday 
and about 1-2 inches fell above this level in both the Gila/Black 
Range and Sacramento Mountains. That short wave is now out over the 
Central Plains as we await the final short wave. WV imagery places 
it just west of the northern Baja California. Models show the shortwave at the 
Arizona/New Mexico state line noon time...to around El Paso late 
afternoon...and east of the area shortly after midnight. Both 
NAM/GFS show fairly widespread quantitative precipitation forecast...though both models show highest 
quantitative precipitation forecast running west-east through the central County Warning Area. Several of the hi res 
members show quantitative precipitation forecast oriented in SW-NE bands and I think this makes sense 
as airmass is somewhat unstable...whether we get conventional 
convection or some csi...as models show some potential for this. 
Snow levels should remain around 6500-7000 feet today. Will let the 
snow advection for the Gila run it's course...where they could see 3-5 
additional inches through tonight. Thought about advection for the sacs 
but with the positive vorticity advection center located further south...don't think advection 
level snows will be met. Of course if convective banding reaches 
this area then all bets are off. With most of the models showing .10 
to .30 inches quantitative precipitation forecast...will install 2-4 inches for the sacs. Short wave 
exit should allow Friday to rapidly clear as precipitation ends early 
morning. Temperatures today and Friday will be a bit below normal. 


The rest of the forecast period really quiets down as a strong North 
Pacific jet forms zonal flow over much of the western U.S. Friday 
and Saturday. A rather dry upper trough does move across the County Warning Area 
Saturday. Just looks like healthy batch of high moisture so went 
partly cloudy in the grids with plenty of cirrus likely. Otherwise 
eastern Pacific high gradually amplifies northward into the zonal 
flow and by Sunday builds dry northwest flow over the area. This 
will begin to warm temperatures for next week back well above normal 
Monday through Christmas day. Looks like some weather may arrive 
just after Christmas though. Gulf of Alaska trough drops down toward 
the area Thursday and Friday...likely bringing windy conditions to 
our area Christmas and cooler weather with perhaps a chance of rain 
by next Friday. 


&& 


Aviation...valid 18/12z-19/12z... 
VFR conditions at all taf sites to begin the period with p6sm 
scattered-bkn050-070 27012kt. After 19/18z ceilings will begin to lower 
with bkn035-050 ovc100 in place at most taf sites by 19/00z. 
Meanwhile brief excursions into MVFR conditions will be possible 
across mountainous terrain of the Gila and sacramentos 18/00z to 
18/06z with passing rain/snow showers resulting in 3sm bkn030. 


&& 


Fire weather... 
an upper trough will remain over the region through early Friday 
morning. Embedded disturbances will initially produce mostly light 
precipitation amounts over the northern and western zones... 
including the higher terrain of the Gila and sacramentos. Additional 
precipitation will then overspread the rest of the region late 
Thursday and into early Friday morning. Snow levels will generally 
run between 6000 and 6500 feet but could lower briefly with heavier 
showers. Several inches of mountain snow will eventually occur with 
generally light precipitation amounts across The Lowlands. Dry conditions 
will take over for the rest of the forecast period. There will be 
another quick hitting disturbance over the weekend but moisture will 
be lacking so no additional wetting precipitation is expected. 


With the trough in place min relative humidity values will average between 40 and 
50 percent over The Lowlands and around 60 percent in the mountains 
for Thursday. Values will then drop back to between 30 and 40 
percent for most elevations for the next few days. Meanwhile vent 
rates will be dropping again into the poor to sometimes fair 
categories as transport winds will be diminishing across the region 
through Friday. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
El Paso 56 37 55 30 57 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Sierra Blanca 56 36 54 30 57 / 10 30 0 0 0 
Las Cruces 54 35 54 27 56 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Alamogordo 55 32 53 26 54 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Cloudcroft 34 23 35 18 36 / 20 50 0 0 0 
Truth or Consequences 50 32 51 27 52 / 30 30 0 0 0 
Silver City 43 32 45 27 48 / 40 40 0 0 0 
Deming 53 32 53 25 55 / 30 30 0 0 0 
Lordsburg 50 32 52 25 54 / 50 30 0 0 0 
west El Paso metropolitan 55 36 54 33 55 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Dell City 55 32 55 26 58 / 10 30 0 0 0 
Fort Hancock 61 37 56 29 59 / 10 30 0 0 0 
Loma Linda 53 37 51 31 50 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Fabens 58 34 55 28 58 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Santa Teresa 55 36 54 26 56 / 20 30 0 0 0 
White Sands hq 54 36 54 30 55 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Jornada range 54 35 53 21 54 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Hatch 54 34 54 25 55 / 30 30 0 0 0 
Columbus 53 34 54 28 55 / 30 30 0 0 0 
Orogrande 55 33 53 27 54 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Mayhill 44 29 44 24 46 / 20 50 0 0 0 
Mescalero 44 25 43 20 44 / 20 50 0 0 0 
Timberon 43 27 43 23 44 / 20 50 0 0 0 
Winston 41 26 43 23 47 / 40 50 0 0 0 
Hillsboro 46 33 48 27 50 / 40 40 0 0 0 
spaceport 52 31 52 23 54 / 20 30 0 0 0 
Lake Roberts 43 26 44 23 48 / 50 40 0 0 0 
Hurley 45 31 47 25 50 / 40 40 0 0 0 
cliff 46 34 51 21 54 / 40 20 0 0 0 
Mule Creek 45 33 47 18 50 / 50 30 0 0 0 
Faywood 45 33 47 28 49 / 40 40 0 0 0 
Animas 53 31 54 25 57 / 50 30 0 0 0 
Hachita 53 32 54 22 56 / 50 30 0 0 0 
Antelope Wells 53 31 55 23 57 / 60 30 0 0 0 
Cloverdale 50 32 51 26 56 / 50 30 0 0 0 


&& 


Epz watches/warnings/advisories... 
nm...Winter Weather Advisory until midnight MST tonight for nmz402. 


Texas...none. 
&& 


$$ 


17 Hefner 



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