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Last briefing update: Wednesday 4/23/2014 19:09 UTC

There is a 20% chance of spotter activation around 5:00 PM

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Hazardous Weather Outlook:

Issued at 2:07 PM CDT, Wed Apr 23, 2014

For Guadalupe Mountains Of Eddy County, Eddy County Plains, Northern Lea County, Central Lea County, Southern Lea County, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Andrews, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Van Horn And Highway 54 Corridor, Reeves County And Upper Trans Pecos, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Davis/Apache Mountains Area, Pecos, Presidio Valley, Marfa Plateau, Big Bend Area, Terrell and Guadalupe Mountains:

WARM...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL OCCUR WITH ANY FIRES THAT START...SO CAUTION IS ADVISED. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON A DRYLINE OVER THE LOW ROLLING PLAINS...EASTERN PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER TRANS PECOS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF THE STORMS WILL BE SEVERE WITH AT LEAST GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL COULD ALSO OCCUR WITH THESE STRONGER STORMS.

Spotter Information:

THERE IS A LOW POSSIBILITY FOR SPOTTER ACTIVATION EAST OF A GAIL TO FT STOCKTON LINE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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