Weather

red flag warning 041021CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... .Westerly winds across portions west of the Rio Grande intensify this afternoon as a surface low develops over western New Mexico. The strongest winds are expected in the southern portions of the Gila region and the southwest deserts this afternoon and early this evening. Also humidity continues to be below 10 percent. Thus, critical fire weather conditions are expected today.

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-
250 AM MDT Sat Apr 10 2021

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

red flag warning 040821CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .West winds will increase mid to late afternoon on Thursday across most of southern New Mexico and far west Texas as surface low pressure develops over northeast New Mexico, but the strongest winds are expected across the lowlands mainly from the Rio Grande west. Combined with very low relative humidities, critical fire conditions are likely

fire weather watch 030921CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .West winds will increase mid to late afternoon on Thursday across most of southern New Mexico as surface low pressure develops over northeast New Mexico, but the strongest winds are expected across the lowlands mainly from the Rio Grande Valley west. Combined with very low relative humidities, critical fire conditions are likely. Winds will also increase over zone 110, but at this time look to remain just below criteria.

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-
323 AM MDT Wed Apr 7 2021

wind advisory 040621Southern 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-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-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, Garfield,
Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Chaparral, Orogrande, White Sands Range Headquarters,

fire weather watch 033021Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected on Tuesday... .An upper level system moving through the Rockies will set a westerly flow in southern New Mexico. The resulting surface low over southeastern Colorado will lead to a tight pressure gradient which translates to strong gusty west winds up to 25 mph over southern New Mexico and west Texas. The westerlies bring dry and warm air. Relative humidity drops to the single digits, while temperatures remain about 7 to 12 degrees above normal for the season.

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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-
156 PM MDT Sun Apr 4 2021

fire weather watch 033021CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUESDAY... .Westerly winds will be on the increase Tuesday as zonal flow over the region increases and a surface low intensifies over south- central New Mexico. The westerly winds will bring in very dry air dropping relative humidities into the single digits for the lowlands with some teens in area mountains. By mid afternoon, winds will be in the 20 to 25 mph range and combine with the dry air to create critical fire weather conditions

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-

winter weather advisory 0323 2421Spring snowfall expected Tuesday night through Wednesday night... .Potent upper level system will move into southern NM Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Snow showers will develop during this time across the Gila Region and Sacramento mountains, with a general 3 to 6 inches of snow above 7500 feet, and 1 to 3 inches below. Snow levels will drop to around 5500 feet. There could be isolated higher amounts on the Black Range. Breezy to gusty winds at times will lead to reduced visibility. Snow showers will slowly tapper off during the overnight hours Wednesday with temperatures rising to above freezing on Thursday.
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Including the cities of Silver City and Lake Roberts
516 AM MDT Tue Mar 23 2021

fire weather watch 022821High Fire Danger Expected Monday and Tuesday... .A pair of upper level storm systems will sweep across the region on Monday and Tuesday. These storm systems will bring strong winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 to 40 mph across much of the region on Monday afternoon. With min RH's of 8 to 14 percent across much of the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas, it will create high fire danger and red flag conditions so a Red Flag Warning is in effect for Monday afternoon for far west Texas and southern New Mexico excluding the mountains. A second storm system will approach the region on Tuesday. We will see the strongest winds across southwest New Mexico so a fire weather watch is in effect for
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
850 PM MDT Sun Mar 21 2021

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