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|Sunrise 6:57AM||Sunset 5:05PM||Monday December 16, 2019 6:18 AM MST (13:18 UTC)||Moonrise 9:53PM||Moonset 10:53AM||Illumination 77%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near El Paso, TXHourly EDIT Help
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FXUS64 KEPZ 161145 AFDEPZ
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM 445 AM MST Mon Dec 16 2019
AVIATION. 12Z TAF CYCLE Isolated areas of lower level clouds have developed around KELP, KDMN, and KLRU this morning. Clouds have been observed at FEW- BKN050 and are expected to remain at this height. These clouds will diminish a few hours after sunrise with FEW200-250 through the afternoon. Winds will occasionally gust to around 17-19 kts during the afternoon hours between 18-00Z, but a few gusts will be possible from 12-15Z as well. Winds shift from the northwest/north to the northeast around 01-04Z this evening with speeds continuing around 10-15 kts into the overnight hours.
PREV DISCUSSION. 332 AM MST Mon Dec 16 2019 .
SYNOPSIS. The warmish temperatures we saw this weekend are behind us now as a cold front pushes significantly cooler air across the Borderland today. Lighter north winds today, but those winds will keep the region noticeably cooler. Freezing nights and below normal afternoon temperatures will persist through mid week. Highs in the 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Dry weather will continue all week and next weekend. The weather will warm late week and more so next weekend when highs warm back into the 60s across the lowlands.
SHORT TERM. Today through tonight Breezy winds across the Sacramento Mountains have continued to diminish over the last few hours so the Wind Advisory will expire by 5AM MST Monday as scheduled. Mainly clear skies with plenty of sun expected during the daytime hours today with the main story being the temperatures. North/northwesterly surface winds will usher in colder air today, around 10-15 degrees colder than Sunday's high temperatures across the region. Winds will average 10-15 mph with an occasional gust near 20 mph at times through the afternoon hours.
Winds relax after sunset for several hours before the next reinforcing push of cold air approaches. Winds will shift during the overnight hours to the northeast and increase slightly into the upper single digits to lower teens. This will set the stage for a cold night across the Borderland with temperatures in the 20s across all lowland locations and teens in area mountains as skies remain clear.
LONG TERM. Tuesday through Sunday Dry and cold conditions begin the long term with hard freezes at night and lowland highs in the 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday. East and southeast winds will keep the cold air moving in from the Central Plains. A dry upper trough will be exiting Tuesday, to be followed by an upper ridge Wednesday.
Thursday a sharp Pacific trough will rapidly move across the Four Corners region on a progressive flow pattern. This will result in the formation of a lee surface trough, warmer westerly flow, and likely a breezy afternoon. However the system is staved of moisture, so it will pass dry. This shift in westerly winds will help to warm the region back to near seasonal averages. Friday another Pacific front pushes in from the north behind the exiting upper trough. This will stall the warmup and keep temperatures flat.
Next weekend a broad ridge of high pressure follows, and moves overhead from the west. This will keep the weather dry and benign, allow for plenty of clear skies, slacken the winds to quite light, and warm the temperatures back to about 5 degrees above normal, with lowland highs back into the 60s.
AVIATION. VFR conds expected through the period. Surface winds northwest 10-15KT. Some westerly gusts to 30-35KT may persist much of the night along east slopes of terrain, including KELP TAF site Some increase in high clouds. SCT/BKN250 after 16Z. LLWS of 30-35KT between 010-020 ft lasting until around sunrise Monday.
FIRE WEATHER. Today brings a noticeable change in temperature across the fire zones as a north wind behind an early day cold front passage brings in cooler air. Temperatures today will top out about 15 degrees, on average, cooler than Sunday's. Yesterday's wind maker trough is rapidly exiting the region. This will help to slacken the winds, but some locations may still see some mildly breezy, or gusty, winds from the north associated with the front and surface high pressure building in from the north. This slackening of the winds and cooling of the surface layer will impact ventilation quite a lot, bringing them way down. Dewpoints will be crashing today and Tuesday. It means nighttime RH recoveries will be lower, but still fairly good. Daytime RH mins will stay in the 20% range, thanks mostly to the cooler temperatures.
Tuesday and Wednesday the region comes under a sharp upper ridge. This keeps the weather dry and cool, with lighter winds. Thursday the next upper trough rushes in from the west. It too is a dry system, but it will turn winds west to warm the region back to near seasonal normals, and provide for a breezy afternoon. Friday another cold front moves in with northerly winds. Temperatures should be flat, or only a couple of degrees cooler.
For the weekend a large upper ridge builds over the SW U.S. This feature will keep the region dry, make for light winds, and warm temperatures back to slightly above normal.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. El Paso 54 27 45 24 / 0 0 0 0 Sierra Blanca 54 25 42 21 / 0 0 0 0 Las Cruces 51 24 43 20 / 0 0 0 0 Alamogordo 52 21 45 20 / 0 0 0 0 Cloudcroft 35 13 28 14 / 0 0 0 0 Truth or Consequences 52 23 42 21 / 0 0 0 0 Silver City 47 22 42 23 / 0 0 0 0 Deming 53 23 45 20 / 0 0 0 0 Lordsburg 51 24 44 25 / 0 0 0 0 West El Paso Metro 55 28 46 25 / 0 0 0 0 Dell City 57 22 45 19 / 0 0 0 0 Fort Hancock 59 26 49 23 / 0 0 0 0 Loma Linda 50 26 41 25 / 0 0 0 0 Fabens 57 26 47 23 / 0 0 0 0 Santa Teresa 53 24 45 20 / 0 0 0 0 White Sands HQ 53 26 45 24 / 0 0 0 0 Jornada Range 51 22 43 19 / 0 0 0 0 Hatch 52 23 45 20 / 0 0 0 0 Columbus 54 26 45 23 / 0 0 0 0 Orogrande 53 23 45 21 / 0 0 0 0 Mayhill 44 17 39 18 / 0 0 0 0 Mescalero 40 15 37 16 / 0 0 0 0 Timberon 44 15 35 15 / 0 0 0 0 Winston 44 18 37 19 / 0 0 0 0 Hillsboro 50 21 42 21 / 0 0 0 0 Spaceport 50 20 43 19 / 0 0 0 0 Lake Roberts 47 16 43 18 / 0 0 0 0 Hurley 50 20 42 21 / 0 0 0 0 Cliff 50 15 49 16 / 0 0 0 0 Mule Creek 48 20 44 22 / 0 0 0 0 Faywood 50 23 43 23 / 0 0 0 0 Animas 53 24 45 24 / 0 0 0 0 Hachita 53 22 44 20 / 0 0 0 0 Antelope Wells 55 25 45 23 / 0 0 0 0 Cloverdale 51 27 41 27 / 0 0 0 0
EPZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NM . None. TX . None.
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