Wind Advisory 1207-120823

wind advisory1207 120823Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit,
Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento, Lake Roberts, and Kingston
1233 PM MST Thu Dec 7 2023


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Freeze Warning 103123

freeze warning 103123Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Grant County/Silver City Area-
West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands-
East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo-Southeast Tularosa Basin-
Including the cities of Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,

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Freeze Warning 103023

freeze warning 103023Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range-Salt Basin-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Winston, Lake Roberts,
Kingston, Cornudas, Dell City, and Salt Flat
235 PM MDT Sun Oct 29 2023


* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 expected.

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Canceled: Freeze Watch 103123

freeze watch 103123Southern 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-
Otero Mesa-Central Grant County/Silver City Area-
Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range-

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Thunderstorm will impact with winds and lightning to ground 101723

thunderstorm 101723 copySouthwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-

Upper Gila River Valley NM-
Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range NM-
455 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2023

...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of northwestern Grant
County through 530 PM MDT...

At 455 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 6
miles south of Riverside, moving southeast at 5 mph.

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NM 81 CLOSED due to flooding

Motorists should avoid the area

Hatchita – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has closed NM 81 due to severe flooding.

NM 81 is closed at milepost 34.2, from Hatchita south, due to severe road damage causing the lanes to be impassable. Access will be granted to residents of the area. Residents are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and drive with care.

The roadway is not expected to be reopened until early Monday, September 25, 2023.

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Flood Advisory 091723


* WHAT...Arroyo, small stream, and low water crossings flooding
caused by excessive rainfall is expected.

* WHERE...A portion of southwest New Mexico, including the following
county, Grant.

* WHEN...Until 715 PM MDT.

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Strong thunderstorm warning 081723

thunderstorm warning 091723Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-
507 PM MDT Sun Sep 17 2023

...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of north central Grant
County through 545 PM MDT...

At 506 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 5
miles north of Mangas Springs, or 5 miles southeast of Cliff, moving
southeast at 5 mph.

HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph and penny size hail.

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