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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

fire weather watch 022821High Fire Danger Expected on Sunday... .A Pacific storm system will slowly track towards southern New Mexico Sunday afternoon. Out ahead of this system, expect gusty southwest winds on the order of 20 to 25 mph sustained with gusts 35 to 40 mph. These winds combined with low relatively humidity in the 9 to 14 percent range will foster high fire danger and red flag conditions, mainly for
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
401 AM MDT Sat Mar 20 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

Critical fire conditions developing Tuesday afternoon... .A Pacific storm system will move across northern New Mexico Tuesday afternoon, bringing another round of strong winds across the area. Winds will be strong area wide but the mountain zones should see min relative humidities remain around 15 to 25 percent and remain a bit shy of Red Flag criteria. The winds should diminish mid to late evening on Tuesday.

Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden,
Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale, Deming, and Columbus
125 PM MDT Mon Mar 15 2021

NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
124 PM MDT Mon Mar 15 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO LOWLANDS AND FAR
WEST TEXAS...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM
MDT Tuesday.
* AFFECTED AREA...Southern New Mexico lowlands and far west Texas.

* HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT TUESDAY...
...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM MDT
TUESDAY...

* WIND...Winds mostly west 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 mph.

*WHERE...Southwest New Mexico for wind advisory
•WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts
up to 55 mph expected. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, localized
areas with visibility between one quarter mile and one mile in
blowing dust expected.
* WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, from 11 AM to 7 PM MDT Tuesday.
For the Blowing Dust Advisory, from 2 PM to 7 PM MDT Tuesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should not drive into an area of blowing dust.
Remember, Pull Aside, Stay Alive.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

high wind watch 031621Upper Gila River Valley-Southern 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-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Western El Paso County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, 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, Las Cruces,
Vado, Sunland Park, Downtown El Paso, West El Paso,
and Upper Valley

Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Hillsboro, Winston, Mescalero, Timberon,
and Mountain Park
802 PM MDT Sun Mar 14 2021

...HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED...

Wind gusts have continued to subside this evening and have fallen
below warning criteria. Occasional gusts to 30-35mph will be
possible through the overnight hours. Expect winds to become much
calmer by the early morning.

WEATHER ADVISORY:
High wind warning in Hidalgo, Luna and Dona Ana Counties along I-10, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.

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