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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: ESE 9 mph
  • Humidity: 78%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 61°
  • Pressure: 30.27 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Silver City, New Mexico

Updated: 9:00 PM MDT on September 21, 2014

Flash Flood Watch in effect through Monday afternoon...
  • Monday

    Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 75F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 61F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 75F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 57F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 55F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the East at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the West at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 1.1 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 11:19 PM MDT on September 21, 2014


The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
south central Sierra County in north central New Mexico...

* until 115 am MDT

* at 1116 PM MDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler
radar estimated from 1 to 1.5 inches of rain had fallen over the las
hour and a half.


* Locations impacted include...
Hillsboro...
State Highway 27 south of Hillsboro...
State Highway 152 mainly east of Hillsboro...

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to
occur... especially along small streams and near low water crossings.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive rainfall can quickly turn dry desert washes and arroyos
into raging rivers... even in areas far from where rain has fallen. Do
not attempt to cross flooded arroyos. Swiftly moving water can carve
deep channels in previously shallow washes... and water can be much
deeper than it appears. If your Route becomes cut off by flooded
arroyos... wait for flood waters to recede.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across
flooded roads. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to
carry vehicles away.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Do not
enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground to escape
flood waters.


Lat... Lon 3270 10752 3298 10766 3302 10746 3276 10733




312 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of south central and southwest New Mexico and far West
Texas. In New Mexico counties include... Hidalgo... Grant... Sierra
Luna... Dona Ana... and Otero. In Texas counties include... El Paso
and Hudspeth.

* This evening through Monday afternoon.

* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of
producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur
over the affected area through Monday afternoon. Widespread
rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts
will fall on already saturated soil... resulting in
considerable runoff.

* Normally dry arroyos... streams... and river could be quickly
filled with fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water
crossings will likely become impassable. Flooding of streets...
   homes and businesses in low lying and flood prone areas will
be possible. Some flooding could become life threatening.
People living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take
action if rising water is seen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Cedar Hills, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:00 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ranch Home Estates, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:08 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SE at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Mt. View, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:04 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: ESE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Brian Engineering, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:09 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dos Griegos, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:10 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Valley Drive, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:09 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 11:00 PM MDT

Temperature: 71 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: East at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Viento Ridge Observatory, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:10 AM MDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Tyrone, Silver City, NM

Updated: 12:10 AM MDT

Temperature: 66.9 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: Calm Pressure: 24.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Hanover NM US, Mimbres, NM

Updated: 11:30 PM MDT

Temperature: 62 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NNE at 6 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS BURRO MOUNTAIN NM US, Redrock, NM

Updated: 10:59 PM MDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SE at 7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS GILA QD2 NM US, Hanover, NM

Updated: 11:07 PM MDT

Temperature: 57 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service El Paso Texas/Santa Teresa nm 
228 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
a return to active and stormy weather for the Borderland this 
evening though Monday as increased moisture and increase forcing 
combine to produce scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms 
across far West Texas and southern New Mexico. On the heels of 
recent heavy rain some of these storms will likely produce 
localized flash flooding with periods of heavy rain. Thus a Flash 
Flood Watch is in effect through 6 PM Monday evening. Flooding 
along drainages...small streams...arroyos and low water crossings 
in possible. A west flow will push much of the moisture out of the 
area for drier conditions Tuesday through Friday. Temperatures 
will return to seasonal values for the week. Another chance for 
rain and thunderstorms will occur next weekend as a strong Pacific 
trough swings through. 


&& 


Discussion... 
am epz sounding didn't quite reflect it...but models indicate a 
healthy increase in moisture again today through Monday from both 
the east at low levels and the SW at upper levels. Forecast soundings 
do show an increase from 1.25" to around 1.60" of precipitable water. There are a 
few features in the region that should aide with storm development 
this evening and Monday. To our southwest is a disturbance aloft 
tracking north and an mesoscale convective vortex from an overnight convective complex 
over NE Sonora. Models show this to spark storms and rain over the 
western County warning forecast area. To our east a cool frontal boundary will slowly 
press southwest into the County warning forecast area this evening. Models also key precipitation on 
this feature. Finally there is an upper trough that will track west 
to east to our north Monday. Model quantitative precipitation forecast and precipitation coverage is increased 
with all these features tonight and Monday. With antecedent 
conditions and the prospects for more heavy rain a Flash Flood 
Watch is in effect for the entire forecast area through 6pm Monday 
evening. Unfortunately models vary widely on precipitation amounts and 
favored locations of the heavy precipitation bulls-eyes...so a broadbrush 
approach was necessary due to uncertainty. 


Once the upper trough passes early Tuesday...the upper ridge will 
shift west which serves to turn upper flow northwest. Drier 
Continental air will move back over the region as the lower levels 
remain moist. This will decrease rain and storm chances and 
coverage as well as reduce the threat of flash flooding rain 
intensities. The airmass will be only marginally unstable each 
afternoon due to daytime heating and the pattern will revert back 
to typical Summer-like monsoon activity with storms favored over 
ares mountains...only slight chance/isolated coverage over 
lowlands. With more sun and high pressure over the region 
temperatures should rebound to seasonal normals. 


We next will watch the next Pacific trough to swing across the 
western U.S. Next weekend. It is a deep system which looks to pass 
over The Four Corners as a closed low Saturday-Sunday. At the same 
time another east Pacific tropical system...Rachel...may be pumping 
moisture into our area. If the sweeping trough can phase the 
moisture into it...we could see some strong storms Sat-sun. 


&& 


Aviation...valid 22/00z - 23/00z... 
scattered thunderstorms over the higher terrain...including Desert 
Mountain ranges...will converge on the Rio Grande Valley this 
evening. Deep subtropical moisture continues to move into the area 
aloft...rotating around a weak ridge that is roughly overhead or 
just south of the area. Meanwhile...an upper low moving into the 
northern rockies tomorrow will drag an upper level trough across the 
area. This will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms 
through tonight...with a resurgence again tomorrow. 


Expect VFR conditions to prevail for the remainder of the 
afternoon... with brief IFR in thunderstorms...and MVFR lingering in 
their wake late tonight into early tomorrow morning. 


Scattered thunderstorms with brief IFR conditions are expected again 
on Monday...with ceilings hovering around MVFR. 


25-hardiman 


&& 


Fire weather... 
upper level moisture will continue to rotate in from the south... 
around a weak subtropical ridge which is located nearly overhead. 
Meanwhile an upper level low over Nevada will track across the 
northern rockies tomorrow...with an associated trough scraping by 
to our north. This...combined with the abundant moisture...will 
lead to numerous thunderstorms tonight and through Monday. 
Locally heavy rainfall is expected...along with localized 
flooding. 


Temperatures will be slightly below normal through Tuesday as 
cloud and precipitation coverage increases. Thunderstorms will become 
more isolated Tuesday through Friday...with a possible significant 
up-tick next weekend as a stronger trough moves in from the west. 


Relative humidity...soil and fuel moisture will remain high 
through the period. 


25-hardiman 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
El Paso 67 81 65 85 64 / 70 60 40 10 10 
Sierra Blanca 62 76 61 80 58 / 70 70 40 10 10 
Las Cruces 66 80 63 83 62 / 70 50 40 10 10 
Alamogordo 65 80 63 85 62 / 70 70 40 10 10 
Cloudcroft 49 60 48 66 46 / 70 70 50 30 20 
Truth or Consequences 62 80 61 84 61 / 50 50 30 10 10 
Silver City 61 77 59 82 58 / 60 50 40 20 20 
Deming 64 82 63 86 61 / 60 50 40 10 10 
Lordsburg 65 84 64 87 62 / 60 40 30 10 10 
west El Paso metropolitan 68 82 66 85 65 / 70 60 40 10 10 
Dell City 64 80 63 82 60 / 70 70 40 10 10 
Fort Hancock 68 82 66 86 62 / 70 70 30 10 10 
Loma Linda 62 75 61 80 59 / 70 60 40 10 10 
Fabens 67 84 64 88 61 / 70 60 40 10 10 
Santa Teresa 66 81 65 84 63 / 70 60 40 10 10 
White Sands hq 65 79 64 83 61 / 60 60 40 10 10 
Jornada range 63 82 61 85 58 / 60 50 40 10 10 
Hatch 64 80 62 83 59 / 60 50 40 10 10 
Columbus 66 84 64 84 62 / 70 50 40 10 10 
Orogrande 66 79 64 83 62 / 70 60 40 10 10 
Mayhill 54 68 53 73 51 / 70 70 50 30 20 
Mescalero 55 70 53 76 52 / 70 70 40 30 20 
Timberon 54 68 53 72 52 / 70 80 50 20 20 
Winston 55 73 54 77 53 / 70 60 40 30 20 
Hillsboro 61 75 58 80 57 / 70 50 40 20 10 
spaceport 62 80 61 85 60 / 60 60 30 10 10 
Lake Roberts 57 77 56 81 54 / 70 60 40 20 20 
Hurley 63 79 61 82 59 / 60 50 40 20 20 
cliff 60 83 58 86 56 / 60 40 30 20 10 
Mule Creek 53 81 52 83 50 / 70 50 30 20 10 
Faywood 63 78 61 79 58 / 70 50 40 20 10 
Animas 64 84 64 88 63 / 70 40 30 30 10 
Hachita 63 83 62 86 60 / 70 40 40 20 10 
Antelope Wells 61 82 60 88 59 / 70 40 40 30 10 
Cloverdale 62 82 61 86 59 / 70 50 40 30 10 


&& 


Epz watches/warnings/advisories... 
nm...Flash Flood Watch through Monday afternoon for nmz401>417. 


Texas...Flash Flood Watch through Monday afternoon for txz418>424. 


&& 


$$ 


14/25 



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