New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Grant
  • Dona Ana
  • Luna
  • Otero
  • Lincoln
  • Sierra
  • Hidalgo

NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
HUDSPETH COUNTY-
214 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111. Fire weather zone 112.
Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...West around 20 mph.

* HUMIDITY...9 to 15 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located south of a line from Deming to
Alamogordo.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Curry
  • Roosevelt
  • Quay
  • Guadalupe
  • De Baca

East Central Plains-
257 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains of New Mexico between
noon and 6 pm. The greatest concern exists across De Baca and
Roosevelt counties.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Westerly 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...13 to 17 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lea
  • Otero
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Ward-
Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-
208 PM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017 /108 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* HUMIDITY...5 to 15%.

* WIND...Mountains...West 20 to 35 mph with higher gusts.
Plains...West 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lea
  • Otero
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Ward-
Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-
445 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017 /345 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20'
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* HUMIDITY...5 to 15%.

* WIND...Mountains...West 20 to 25 mph, increasing to 25 to 35 mph
with higher gusts in the afternoon. Plains...West 20 to 25 mph
with higher gusts.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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High Wind Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Eddy

Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
1227 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 with gusts to around 60 mph.

* IMPACTS...Winds will be particularly hazardous at higher
elevations where the strongest winds are likely to occur. Be
especially careful driving in these mountainous areas as these
winds could make driving difficult for motorists driving high
profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor trailers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

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Winter Weather Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • La Plata
  • Montezuma

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
1034 PM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM MDT
SUNDAY ABOVE 9500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Silverton, Rico, Lizard Head Pass, Molas
Pass, and Red Mountain Pass.

* TIMING...Snow will continue heavy at times over much of the San
Juan Mountains through 4 am. Snow is expected to decrease toward
sunrise. However it will likely linger over the Uncompahgre
Plateau and Gorge on the northwest side of the San Juan's
through mid morning Sunday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...4 to 8 inches above 9500 feet with locally
higher amounts. 1 to 4 inches from 8000 to 9500 feet. Snowfall
rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible from heaviest
showers.

* SNOW LEVEL...Lowering to near 8000 feet by 3 am and to near
6500 feet at 6 AM Sunday morning.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph
becoming west overnight.

* VISIBILITY...Lowering to less than 1 mile during periods of
blowing snow and heaviest snow showers.

* IMPACTS...High elevation roadways will become slick and
snowpacked, especially US-550 over Molas Pass and Red Mountain
Pass as well as Highway 145 over Lizard Head Pass. In addition,
snow and areas of blowing snow will reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow and/or
blowing snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

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