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flood advisory 071618The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
East central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 1045 PM MDT.

* At 749 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Radar has indicated from one to two inches of
rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

significant weather advisory 071618Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-
218 PM MDT MON JUL 16 2018

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTH CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY UNTIL
300 PM MDT...

At 218 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Silver City. This storm was nearly stationary.

Nickel size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with
this storm.

ROAD ADVISORY:

CRASH –  I-10 LORDSBURG AREAI-10 both eastbound lanes are CLOSED at mile post 0 to 20 due to an accident. Westbound lanes are now open. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel in this area. Please expect delays.

ROAD ADVISORY:
CLOSURE – I-10 LORDSBURG AREA
I-10 both east and west bound lanes are CLOSED at mile post 0 to 20 due to dust blowing across roadway. A detour will be in place on US 70 at mile post 20. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel in this area. Please expect delays.

ROAD ADVISORY:
WATER RUNNING – GILA/CLIFF AREA
NM 153 from mile post 0 to 3 (Gila) water is running along dips, with debris due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route if possible, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.

WATER RUNNING – Gila
NM 211 at mile post 3.5 (Gila) the roadway is running along dips, with debris due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route if possible, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.

ROAD ADVISORY:

WATER RUNNING – VIRDEN AREA

NM 92 at mile post 5.5 water is running along dips, with debris all along the roadway, due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route if possible, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.

strong thundrestorms 070918Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, and Sunland Park
1144 AM MDT Mon Jul 9 2

...Strong Thunderstorms With Heavy Rains Occurring Over Southern New Mexico...

significant weather 0628918

Eastern Black Range Foothills NM-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Uplands of the Bootheel NM-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin NM-Lowlands of the Bootheel NM-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
542 PM MDT FRI JUN 29 2018

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN GRANT...WESTERN LUNA
AND NORTHERN HIDALGO COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM MDT...

At 538 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking scattered strong
thunderstorms moving around or over the vicinity of
Lordsburg...Separ...Hachita...Deming and City of the Rocks State
Park.

wind hidalgo 062318Dust Plumes and Channels Developing on Lordsburg Playa...

At 301 PM MDT plumes of blowing dust were beginning to develop on
Lordsburg Playa adjacent to Interstate 10. Expect periodic dust
to continue to develop through the afternoon hours as wind gusts
approach 30 mph.

Motorists should use extreme caution if traveling on I-10 between
Lordsburg and the Arizona State Line. Abrupt visibility changes
can occur at any moment with strong winds around the playa.

If caught in a dust storm, pull off to the side of the road, turn
off all lights, and keep your foot off the brake pedal. Otherwise,
other motorists may assume you are still moving in the travel
lane.

Dusty conditions will diminish at sunset.