New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Bernalillo
  • Sandoval
  • San Miguel
  • Valencia
  • Curry
  • Roosevelt
  • Socorro
  • Quay
  • Guadalupe
  • Union
  • De Baca
  • Harding

Northeast Plains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-East Central Plains-
634 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande valley and east central
plains of New Mexico Friday afternoon through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...20 to 25 mph with occasional gusts of 35 to 40
mph. Stronger winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 50
mph will be possible in portions of the east central plains.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 15 percent by late afternoon.

* 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 Fire Weather Watch.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lea
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Southeast Plains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Marfa Plateau-
323 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* WIND...West 15 to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...3 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Otero
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Guadalupe Mountains-
223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening.

* WIND...West 25 to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute
to dangerous fire behavior.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

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

NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
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-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
HUDSPETH COUNTY-
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND
113...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110 below 7000 feet. Fire
weather zone 111. Fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 113
below 7000 feet. Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 13 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands east of the Rio
Grande. A cold front will move in from the west during the
afternoon and raise humidities west of the river.

* 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
225 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...late Friday morning through Friday evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for high
profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor trailers.
Airplanes flying over the Guadalupe Mountains may experience
severe turbulence.

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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High Wind Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lincoln

South Central Mountains-Southwest Chaves County-
317 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from late tonight through Friday
afternoon.

* LOCATION...South Central Mountains and Southwest Chaves County.

* WINDS...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with occasional gusts to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds increasing after midnight and peaking mid day
Friday before gradually decreasing.

* VISIBILITY...Localized restrictions in blowing dust likely.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne, power
lines may topple over and roofs may be damaged. Power outages
will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous, especially for
high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

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Winter Storm Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • La Plata
  • Montezuma

Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
329 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
MDT SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a
Winter Storm Warning for heavy and blowing snow, which is in
effect from midnight tonight to 9 AM MDT Saturday.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Silverton,
Rico, and Hesperus.

* TIMING...Scattered rain and snow showers will develop Thursday
afternoon with rain changing to all snow Thursday night and
increasing in coverage. The snow will continue off an on
through Friday night, before ending Saturday morning.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...8 to 12 inches with locally greater amounts
up to 18 inches possible over the higher terrain.

* SNOW LEVEL...7,000 to 8,000 feet greatest snow amounts are
expected above 8,500 feet elevation.

* WINDS...Southeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
snow on tree limbs and power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. Strong winds and blowing snow are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • San Juan
  • McKinley
  • Cibola

Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-
317 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT
this evening.

* LOCATION...Chuska Mountains and West Central Plateau.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts to near 50
mph.

* TIMING...Winds increasing this afternoon and peaking just before
sunset, then gradually trending down

* VISIBILITY...No restrictions expected.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured lightweight objects may become
airborne. Cross winds will pose difficult driving conditions,
especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should exercise caution while travelling. Sudden gusts
of wind may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra
attention should be given to cross winds.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Otero
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Guadalupe Mountains-
223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening.

* WIND...West 25 to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong
winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute
to dangerous fire behavior.

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