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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
442 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...DENSE FOG DEVELOPING ACROSS THE LOWLANDS OF SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

.YESTERDAY AND LAST EVENING`S RAINS HAVE LEFT MOIST SURFACE
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE DESERTS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO. BECAUSE OF LIGHT WINDS AND CLEARING SKIES...TEMPERATURES
ARE DROPPING TO DEWPOINTS CAUSING SURFACE SATURATION. THIS
SURFACE LAYER OF SATURATED AIR IS PRODUCING BROAD AREAS OF FOG...
SOME OF IT VERY DENSE. THESE FOGGY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST UNTIL
AFTER SUNRISE WITH SIGNIFICANT LIMITATIONS IN VISIBILITY CAUSING
HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS UNTIL MID MORNING.

NMZ404-405-407-410>413-417-191600-
/O.EXT.KEPZ.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-141219T1600Z/
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN-NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY-
SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY-CENTRAL TULAROSA BASIN-
SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN-OTERO MESA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...
HACHITA...ANTELOPE WELLS...DEMING...COLUMBUS...GARFIELD...HATCH...
RADIUM SPRINGS...LAS CRUCES...VADO...SUNLAND PARK...ALAMOGORDO...
TULAROSA...WHITE SANDS MONUMENT...OROGRANDE...
WHITE SANDS RANGE HEADQUARTERS...CHAPARRAL...CROW FLATS
442 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST THIS MORNING...

THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MST THIS
MORNING.

* EVENT: PATCHY DENSE FOG ACROSS THE LOWLANDS OF SOUTHWEST AND
  SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.
  AREAS OF LESS DENSE FOG POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR WEST TEXAS.

* VISIBILITIES: SEVERE REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY DOWN TO LESS
  THAN 1/4 MILE.

* TIMING: THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING PRE-DAWN HOURS UNTIL 2 HOURS
  AFTER SUNRISE...BREAKING UP AROUND 9 AM MDT.

* IMPACT: SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DANGER WITH SEVERELY REDUCED
  VISIBILITIES. MOTORIST ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN...USE LOW
  BEAMS... AND PULL OFF THE ROAD IF NECESSARY TO STAY SAFE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE
REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING...SLOW DOWN...
USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS...AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

&&

$$

BIRD






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