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121717winterwatch

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Silver City and Lake Roberts
211 PM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 11 AM
MST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up
to 8 inches, are expected at elevations above 7,500 feet. Total
snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected down to 6,000
feet. Silver City may see a rain/snow mix with 1 to 2 inches
accumulation late Sunday.

Difficult Driving Conditions
Snow Packed and Icy – NM 159 Mogollon
Mile marker 14 to 25, road is snow packed and icy. Please drive with caution, reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. This event will be updated as conditions change.

red flag111717RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER, RH BELOW 15% AND WINDS OVER 20 MPH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM MST this afternoon.

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

* WIND...West Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph

* HUMIDITY...10% to 15%

* High Fire Danger over the warned area.

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

freeze warning 101117Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet- Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, and Apache Summit
120 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM MDT Wednesday.

WEATHER ADVISORY:
High wind warning in Hidalgo and Luna County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.

blowing dustlordsburg playas100617Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, and Virden
415 PM MDT Fri Oct 6 2017

...Blowing Dust Plumes on Lordsburg Playa Reducing Visibility...

West winds of 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph have resulted in plumes of blowing dust crossing Interstate 10 at Lordsburg Playa, roughly between mile markers 8 and 13. The blowing dust will periodically and very suddenly reduce visibility to near zero at  times, creating a sudden onset of dangerous driving conditions.  Motorists should use extreme caution and consider waiting for  winds to diminish or seek an alternate route.

Winds will diminish and blowing dust will subside between 7 PM
and 8 PM MDT.

092717 flash flood watchSouthern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces,
Vado, and Sunland Park
721 AM MDT Wed Sep 27 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

WEATHER ADVISORY:
High wind warning in Hidalgo County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.