RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... .The region continues in an extended period of warm and dry conditions, as deep southwest flow delivers breezy afternoons. As such, fuels are continuing to dry. On Wednesday a Pacific low will eject across the Four Corners Region, tightening pressure gradients and inducing surface troughing. This will increase wind speeds across the area on Wednesday. A windy afternoon and evening will elevate fire weather conditions to critical. The probability for new wildfire starts and large growth of any existing fires will be increased. Winds will decrease for the end of the week, but RH's will remain low. Relief is possible by Saturday as moisture looks to move in from the east to raise relative humditiy, and bring scattered rain showers.
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE LOWLANDS AND MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... .Conditions dry out on Thursday as the plume of moisture departs to the east. A deep upper trough over the Great Basin will induce a moderately strong surface low in southeast Colorado and result in breezy conditions for Friday. Temperatures remain near average for early May with deep thermal mixing during the afternoon and even drier air than Thursday. Southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are expected on Friday. Minimum RHs will be 7 to 10 percent in the lowlands and 10 to 15 percent in the mountains. Fire weather conditions will improve Friday night as winds subside and relative humidity recovers above critical levels.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR BREEZY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110, 111, 112, AND 113...
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE LOWLANDS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO, THE LOWER AND MID ELEVATIONS OF THE GILA, AND EXTREME FAR WEST TEXAS... .A passing upper-level storm system will approach the area Friday bringing windy and unstable as conditions remain quite dry. Temperatures will be seasonably warm. West to northwest winds will be 25-30 MPH with gusts 35-40 MPH. Minimum RH will be 7-12 percent. Conditions will improve after sunset with breezy winds lingering, but relative humidities rebounding above critical thresholds.
255 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2023
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS...
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE LOWLANDS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO, AND FAR WEST TEXAS... .The return of westerly winds on Monday will slowly scour the moisture from the last cold front. Warm and drier air moves back to southern New Mexico and far west Texas bringing elevated to critical fire weather conditions on Tuesday. Wind speeds will go up on Tuesday afternoon with the development of a surface low in northeastern New Mexico. Winds will be from the west around 20-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Minimum relative humidity will remain in the 5-15 percent range for the lowlands, while the mountains remain around 15 to 25%.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
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 Tuesday
afternoon through Tuesday evening.
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
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, Hillsboro, Winston, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, and Sacramento
303 AM MDT Wed Apr 19 2023
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS... .Dry, west flow behind developing surface low pressure across the Colorado, New Mexico Plains will lead to increased wind speeds this afternoon and again Wednesday afternoon. Critical fire weather conditions will occur with relative humidity falling to 5 to 10 percent across the majority of New Mexico and west Texas. Warm daytime temperatures will destabilize the near-surface atmosphere, leading to high mixing heights and strong ventilation. West-southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph are expected today, with slightly stronger conditions Wednesday evening..
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS... .A Western U.S. trough pattern will bring a prolonged period of elevated to critical fire weather conditions to Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas. Daily temperatures will run warmer than seasonal normals, by about 5 degrees for the week, leading to an unstable atmosphere with enhanced lifting. In addition the deep westerly flow will keep the atmosphere quite dry with single-digit daily minimum relative humidity and poor overnight recoveries in the 25 to 35 percent range. Finally, southwesterly and westerly winds will be strong, with each afternoon being high-end breezy to moderately windy. Conditions are expected to moderate slightly by Friday with lighter winds from the north.
LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS LEAD TO CHANCES FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
311 PM MDT Tue Apr 11 2023
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS IN FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 111, 112, AND 113...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday
afternoon through Thursday evening.