Red Flag Warning; Critical Fire Weather conditions Thursday 042524

critical fire eather conditions 042524CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY... .Warm and dry high pressure will transition to deep southwest flow on Wednesday ahead of an approaching Pacific storm system that will move across the region on Thursday. Gusty southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph sustained with gusts of 50 to 60 mph, combined with critically low minimum relative humidity values will lead to critical fire weather conditions late Thursday morning into the evening timeframe.

Read more ...

Blowing Dust advisory 041524 -2

blowind dust 041524 2Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Southeast Tularosa Basin-
Western El Paso County-Southern Hudspeth Highlands-Rio Grande
Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-Rio Grande
Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Virden, Sierra Blanca, Tornillo, Downtown
El Paso, West El Paso, Lordsburg, Red Rock, Fort Hancock, Fabens,
Upper Valley, Indian Hot Springs, and Orogrande
Mon Apr 15 2024

Read more ...

Blowing Dust Advisory 041524 -1

blowing dust 041524 1Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla
Valley-Otero Mesa-Eastern/Central El Paso County-Northern
Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Including the cities of Dell City, Deming, Sunland Park,
Columbus, Las Cruces, Socorro, Fort Bliss, Loma Linda, East and Northeast El Paso, Hueco Tanks, Salt Flat, Cornudas, Vado, and Crow Flats
Mon Apr 15 2024


Read more ...

High Wind Warning -2-041524

high wind warning 041524 2Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-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-Otero Mesa-West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands-

Read more ...

High Wind Warning 041524

high wind warning 041524Central Grant County/Silver City Area-Southern Gila Region
Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Lake Roberts, Kingston, Silver City,
Mimbres, and Fort Bayard
1226 PM MDT Sat Apr 13 2024


* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph with up to
70 MPH within the Black Range.

Read more ...

Wind Advisory -2 -041524

wind advisory 041524 2Upper Gila River Valley-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Gila Hot Springs, Red Rock, Lordsburg,
Cliff, Buckhorn, Mule Creek, and Virden
1226 PM MDT Sat Apr 13 2024


* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

Read more ...

Fire Weather Watch 041524

fire weather watch 041524CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED MONDAY... .A strong upper low will be moving into the Four Corners region on Monday which will bring strong west to southwest winds to the Borderland. Winds gusting to 60 mph combined with minimum relative humidities in the single digits will lead to extremely critical fire weather conditions late Monday morning into the evening.
Southwest Deserts and Lowlands/Las Cruces BLM/GLZ-
South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley/BLM/GLZ-
Capitan and Sacramento Mountains/Lincoln NF/LNZ-
Texas Fire Weather Zone 055
El Paso County- Texas Fire Weather Zone 056
Hudspeth County-

Read more ...

High Wind Watch 041524

high wind watch 041524Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres 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-Otero
Mesa-West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands-

Read more ...

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option above this to the right, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a simpler option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. Send your information to and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

It has come to this editor's attention that people are sending information to the Grant County Beat Facebook page. Please be aware that the editor does not regularly monitor the page. If you have items you want to send to the editor, please send them to Thanks!

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—

Feel free to notify if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.