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.

High winds expected with blowing dust

Travel Advisory for Southern New Mexico 

DEMING - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be monitoring roadway conditions with law enforcement as high wind advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Apr. 11, 2022, briefing from NWS attached with Press Release.

The NMDOT would like to remind the traveling public, blowing dust can escalate to blinding dust storms as they move quickly through remote areas. If you must travel, we recommend you monitor local forecast conditions prior to starting your trip and visit our web site as roadway conditions may change quickly throughout New Mexico.

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Canceled as of 8 p.m. High wind warning 041222

hihg wind warning 041222Southern 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-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,

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Wind Advisory 041222

wind advisory 041222Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Sierra Blanca, and Indian Hot Springs
239 PM MDT Mon Apr 11 2022

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph
expected.

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Updated: Red Flag Warning today through Tuesday 0411-041222

fire weather watch 0410 041122AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LASTING THROUGH TUESDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND DEEP INSTABILITY... For today we will see wide-spread windy conditions with very low min RH's, and therefore a Red Flag Warning is in effect for both the mountains and the lowlands on this afternoon. Our winds and dry conditions will continue on Monday so a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Monday. An approaching upper level storm system will give us even stronger winds on Tuesday, though a slight uptick in moisture may keep western areas out of Red Flag conditions. Areas to the east will likely reach Red Flag criteria. As of now, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Tuesday for mostly the lowland areas.

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Red Flag Warning through Monday; Tuesday Fire Weather Watch 0410-041222

red flag warning 0409 041122AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LASTING THROUGH TUESDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND DEEP INSTABILITY... For today we will see wide-spread windy conditions with very low min RH's, and therefore a Red Flag Warning is in effect for both the mountains and the lowlands on this afternoon. Our winds and dry conditions will continue on Monday so a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Monday. An approaching upper level storm system will give us even stronger winds on Tuesday, though a slight uptick in moisture may keep western areas out of Red Flag conditions. Areas to the east will likely reach Red Flag criteria. As of now, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Tuesday for mostly the lowland areas.

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Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch 0410-041122

fire weather watch 0410 041122AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND DEEP INSTABILITY... .After a couple of relatively calm days, winds will be on the increase this afternoon. We will see sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph in area mountains and that combined with low min RH's near 10%, has prompted a Red Flag warning to be issued for this afternoon. Most lowland locations will see near Red Flag conditions as well. For Sunday we will see more wide spread windy conditions with very low min RH's, so a Red Flag warning is in effect for both the mountains and the lowlands on Sunday afternoon. Our winds and dry conditions will continue on Monday so a Fire Weather watch has been issued for Monday as well. An approaching upper level storm system will give us even stronger winds on Tuesday.

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Red Flag Warning today through at least Monday 0409-041122

red flag warning 0409 041122AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND DEEP INSTABILITY... .After a couple of relatively calm days, winds will be on the increase this afternoon. We will see sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph in area mountains and that combined with low min RH's near 10%, has prompted a Red Flag warning to be issued for this afternoon. Most lowland locations will see near Red Flag conditions as well. For Sunday we will see more wide spread windy conditions with very low min RH's, so a Red Flag warning is in effect for both the mountains and the lowlands on Sunday afternoon. Our winds and dry conditions will continue on Monday so a Fire Weather watch has been issued for Monday as well. An approaching upper level storm system will give us even stronger winds on Tuesday.

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