High Wind Warning 042222

high wind warning 042222Southern 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-Central Tularosa Basin-
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, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands National Park,
Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot,
Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, and Sacramento
245 PM MDT Thu Apr 21 2022

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Southwest New Mexico, much of the Southern Gila
Wilderness, Sierra County, Northern Dona Ana County, and
Northern Otero County including Sacramento Mountains.

* WHEN...From noon to 10 PM MDT Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing dust is likely and dense blowing
dust possible over southern zones along the International
Border. Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will also
continue. A Red Flag Warning is also in effect.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

Red Flag Warning for 042222 extended in time

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FRIDAY DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A high-end fire weather event is setting up for tomorrow as winds increase from the southwest in response to a passing Pacific low over the Southern Rockies. Southwest winds will peak during the afternoon hours at 30 to 45 mph with gusts 50 to 70 mph. Very low humidity and above normal temperatures continue through Friday. Strong winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread. 302 AM MDT Thu Apr 21 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

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Red Flag Warning continues today and will occur on Friday 042222

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER TODAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Extremely low humidity and above normal temperatures continue through Friday. Winds will be from the west between 20 to 30 mph through the evening and winds on Friday will be from the southwest between 35-45 mph. These winds combined with single digit relative humidity values will lead to high fire danger. Conditions on Friday could lead to a potentially active day for fire weather.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056,
110, 111, 112, AND 113...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056,
110, 111, 112, AND 113...

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Updated to Red Flag Warning 042022

fire weather watch 041922

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER FOR TODAY AND WEDNESDAY DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Extremely low humidity and above normal temperatures continue for both today and Wednesday. On both days, the winds will be from the west between 20 to 25 mph. For today, the strongest winds will be along and west of the Rio Grande. These winds combined with single digit relative humidity will lead to a high fire danger. Winds will be slightly stronger on Wednesday area wide with more sunshine.

153 PM MDT Tue Apr 19 2022

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110,
111, AND 112...

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Updated to Red Flag Warning 041922

fire weather watch 041922FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS FOR TUESDAY DUE TO EXTREME LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Extremely low humidity and above normal temperatures remain in effect for Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday, the winds will be from the west between 15 to 20 mph. Even though wind speeds will be marginal, very low humidities on top of a breezy to windy day will be cause for concern. Winds will slowly diminish in the evening.

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Red Flag warning 041522

red flag warning 041522FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS FOR FRIDAY DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS... .Extremely low humidity within a settled airmass will remain in the area through Friday. Friday morning west winds above 3000ft will become breezy, with the rest of the lower elevations becoming breezy Friday afternoon. These lower elevation encompass the Rio Grande Valley and eastward. West winds in the higher elevations, including the Sacramento Mountains, will strengthen to marginally gusty in the afternoon hours. Even though wind speeds will be marginal, very low humidities on top of an extremely windy day earlier this week have dried fuels out. Winds will slowly diminish Friday night.

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Red Flag Warning 041322

fire weather watch 041322WE WILL SEE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY BECUASE OF STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY... .The upper level storm system that brought us critical fire weather conditions with strong winds yesterday has moved east of the area. Drier air has pushed into the region on the back side of the storm system and we will continue to be breezy to windy this afternoon. Some locations in area mountains and in southcentral New Mexico will reach Red Flag conditions this afternoon. Our winds will slow tonight, but the very dry airmass will remain in place through the coming weekend.


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NM 11 closed- it is NOW OPEN

NM 11 is now open. 

ROAD CLOSURE
Difficult Driving Conditions in Deming, Columbus Hwy Area
NM 11 "Columbus Hwy" from Florida St. to Sunshine Rd. has areas of extremely poor visibility. Law Enforcement is currently CLOSING NM 11. Use caution in the area. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.

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