Fire Weather Watch Thursday and Friday 0519-052022

fire weather watch 031022ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.. .Elevated conditions are expected for areas west of the Continental Divide (NW FW Zone 110). Conditions will become critical on Friday as dry weather and gusty winds are expected to return to areas west of the Rio Grande with an upper level system approaching the area.

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Red Flag Warning Thursday Critical Fire weather Friday 0519-052022

fire weather warningELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.. .Elevated conditions are expected for areas west of the Continental Divide (NW FW Zone 110). Conditions will become critical on Friday as dry weather and gusty winds are expected to return to areas west of the Rio Grande with an upper level system approaching the area.

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Red Flag Warning 051122

red flag warning 051122 part 2CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY... .Upper low over California will progress eastward on Wednesday, with southwest flow aloft ahead of the system generating a lee surface trough over portions of Colorado and New Mexico. Winds will increase during the afternoon hours with sustained speeds of 20 to 25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. Dry air and above normal temperatures will allow RH to fall to single digits across much of southwest and south-central New Mexico. Near-record low fuel moisture readings will make the risk of new fire starts high.

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Upgraded to Red Flag Warning Wednesday 051122

.fire weather watch 051122CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE FOR MONDAY... .Another stronger surface low will form to the north in Colorado today. This will increase southwest winds this afternoon areawide. The windy conditions, extremely low humidity, and very dry fuel conditions will lead to critical fire weather conditions Monday afternoon. Min RH values will dip into the single digits during the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will diminish after sunset this evening. Critical conditions are expected to return Wednesday afternoon for areas west of the Continental Divide (NW FW Zones 110 & 111).

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Red Flag Warnings today and tomorrow 0508-050922

near critical fire weather 021522
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR SUNDAY... .Stronger southwest flow on Sunday will combine with a surface low developing along the Front Range of the Rockies. These two conditions will lead to very windy conditions for southern New Mexico and far west Texas. The strong winds, extremely low humidity, and very dry fuel conditions will lead to critical fire weather conditions Sunday afternoon. Min RH will dip into the single digits during the afternoon and evening hours, followed by poor overnight recoveries. Critical conditions are expected to persist through Monday as the surface low slowly moves east during the afternoon hours, keeping a tight pressure gradient. At least winds will be lighter on Monday.

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Wind Advisory Sunday 050822

wind advisory 030422Southern 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-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
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, Mescalero,
Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit,
Mayhill, Pinon, and Sacramento

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Fire Weather Watch May 8, 2022

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND... .Southwest flow restrengthens over the weekend as a surface low develops along the front range of the Southern Rockies. Breezy conditions will begin in the afternoon hours on Saturday. This will be combined with dangerously low humidity and very dry fuel conditions. RH dipping below 8% is expected during the afternoon and evening hours, followed by poor overnight recoveries. Even stronger winds are likely on Sunday, which may create extreme fire danger for much of the area..

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Updated to Red Flag Warning for Saturday 050722

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY FOP LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A broad trough will move into the western U.S. this weekend and this trough will help generate some strong surface winds Saturday afternoon. These strong winds will combine with min RH's of 5 to 10% to create critical fire weather conditions for all of the region. RH recoveries at night will be poor, staying below 20% for much of the area. We will see an extended period of very dry and windy conditions for this weekend into the first of next week.

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