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 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-
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Friday evening.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio
Grande.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 extreme fire behavior.

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:

  • Bernalillo
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • San Miguel
  • Valencia
  • McKinley
  • Curry
  • Roosevelt
  • Cibola
  • Socorro
  • Quay
  • Torrance
  • Guadalupe
  • De Baca

Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 11 AM to 9 PM MDT Friday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Areas located along and south of I-40, between
the AZ and TX state lines, including the Albuquerque metro area.
The most critical conditions are expected between 2pm and 6pm
MDT both days.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest and west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
45 mph, except up to 50 mph along and just east of the central
mountains on Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities
are expected both afternoons.

* 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 Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • La Plata
  • Montezuma

Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
905 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
Colorado Lower Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
Valley Forecast Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fire starts or existing fires may become difficult
to control.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 extreme fire behavior.

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Fire Weather Warning

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-
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Friday evening.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio
Grande.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 extreme fire behavior.

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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Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

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

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,
Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita,
Cloverdale, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo,
Tularosa, White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso, West El Paso,
Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss,
Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat,
Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
333 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT
Thursday.

* TIMING...Winds will increase above advisory criteria in the
afternoon and gradually diminish in the evening hours. Mountain
areas may continue see stronger winds until midnight.

* WINDS...West to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to
50 mph will be possible.

* IMPACTS...Strong cross winds along major roadways will make
driving high profile vehicles difficult to control. Unsecured
small light objects will be scattered. Visibility will be
reduced to less than a mile in patchy blowing dust, especially
along the interstate corridor in Southern New Mexico.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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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
110 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...Thursday afternoon and evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Motorists should exercise caution while driving and
be alert to sudden gusts of wind which may cause you to lose
control of your vehicle.

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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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Sandoval
  • San Juan
  • McKinley
  • Rio Arriba

Northwest Plateau-
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau including Farmington. The
most critical fire weather conditions are expected between 2pm
to 6pm MDT Thursday and Friday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to
40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities
are expected.

* 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 Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Otero
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Guadalupe Mountains-
155 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM MDT THURSDAY
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20' WINDS OF 20 MPH OR
MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 11 PM MDT
Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WIND...West 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the
afternoon.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10%.

* FIRE DANGER...High.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stow chains and be careful with sparks.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • Lea
  • Eddy
  • Lincoln

Southeast Plains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
255 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017 /155 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THURSDAY
TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ THURSDAY NIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF 15% OR LESS, 20' WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
Thursday to midnight CDT /11 PM MDT/ Thursday night.

* WIND...Above 5000 feet, west 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to
35 mph in the afternoon. Below 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25
mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon.

* HUMIDITY...5%.

* FIRE DANGER...High to very high.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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