Red Flag Warning Wednesday 040422

fire weather watch 040522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .As a dry airmass persists, and fuels continue to dry out, west winds will strengthen Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon as another system moves over the central Rockies. The strongest winds will be in the Gila Region Tuesday afternoon, with winds elsewhere remaining just under criteria. Critical fire weather conditions could still occasionally be seen in these areas as the air remains dry and fuels continue to dry out. Winds will strengthen area wide Wednesday afternoon with the strongest winds in the higher elevations of Grant, Sierra, and Otero Counties. A cold front will move through the area north to south Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it drier air. Winds will diminish a few hours after sunset both days. Overnight RH recoveries will be decent early Wednesday morning, but will be 10-20% lower early Thursday morning.

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Red lag Warning continues today and tomorrow 0403-040422

red flag warning area extendedCRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .As a dry airmass persists, and fuels continue to dry out, west winds will strengthen Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon as another system moves over the central Rockies. The strongest winds will be in the Gila Region Tuesday afternoon, with winds elsewhere remaining just under criteria. Critical fire weather conditions could still occasionally be seen in these areas as the air remains dry and fuels continue to dry out. Winds will strengthen area wide Wednesday afternoon with the strongest winds in the higher elevations of Grant, Sierra, and Otero Counties. A cold front will move through the area north to south Wednesday afternoon, bringing with it drier air. Winds will diminish a few hours after sunset both days. Overnight RH recoveries will be decent early Wednesday morning, but will be 10-20% lower early Thursday morning.

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Fire Weather Watch Wednesday 050422

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A very dry airmass continues to stay parked over far west Texas, southwest New Mexico, and south central New Mexico. Above normal temperatures, deep instability, very dry fuels, and increasing winds this afternoon and on Wednesday will all lead to elevated to critical fire weather conditions.
222 PM MDT Mon May 2 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055,
056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT
FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW
HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110,
111, 112, AND 113...

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Red Flag Warning today 050222

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A very dry airmass continues to stay parked over far west Texas, southwest New Mexico, and south central New Mexico. Above normal temperatures, deep instability, very dry fuels, and increasing winds this afternoon will all lead to critical fire weather conditions.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113 which includes far west Texas,
southwest New Mexico, and south central New Mexico...

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Red Flag Warning 050122

fire weather watch 032022CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND SUNDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A very dry air mass will remain in place. Coupled with critically dry fuels and increasing winds Sunday afternoon, critical fire weather conditions are expected across much of south-central New Mexico.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

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Fire Weather Watch for Sunday, 050122

fire weather watch 050122 1fire weather watch 050122 2CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND SUNDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Very dry air remains in place, and breezy winds will continue this afternoon. Thus elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected across much of south-central New Mexico and far west Texas today. Breezy winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread. Another upper level storm system will approach the region on Sunday to give us another windy day with critical fire weather conditions.

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Red Flag Warning 042922

red flag warning 2 042822CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Very dry air and breezy winds will continue through Thursday evening. Very dry air remains, and thus critical fire weather is expected across much of southwestern and south-central New Mexico plus far west Texas. Additionally, very dry and breezy conditions will develop again on Friday that will create critical fire weather for far west Texas and south-central New Mexico. Breezy winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread.

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 056,
112, AND 113... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM
MDT FRIDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 056, 112, AND 113...

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Red Flag Warning 042822

red flag warning 042822red flag warning 2 042822CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Very dry air and breezy west winds will develop on Thursday and continue through the evening hours. Very dry air remains, and thus critical fire weather is expected across much of southwestern and south-central New Mexico in addition to far west Texas. The strongest winds will be west of the Rio Grande Valley. Breezy winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread.

RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111,
112, AND 113...

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