Red Flag Warning - area extended 042722

red flag warning extended 042722CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Dry air will push into the region from the west beginning Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon RH's will drop to around 10% for much of souther west New Mexico. Winds will also be gusty in the Gila Region and the New Mexico Bootheel on Wednesday afternoon, so we will see elevated to critical fire weather conditions for severed hours. We will see winds speeds of 20 to 30 mph which will drop off around sunset on Wednesday. Strong winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111...

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Red Flag Warning 042722

fire weather warningCRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Dry air will push into the region from the west beginning Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon RH's will drop to around 10% for much of souther west New Mexico. Winds will also be gusty in the Gila Region on Wednesday afternoon, so we will see elevated to critical fire weather conditions for severed hours on Wednesday. We will see winds speeds of 20 to 30 mph which will drop off around sunset on Wednesday. Strong winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread.

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High winds expected with blowing dust

Travel Advisory for Southern New Mexico 

DEMING - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will be monitoring roadway conditions with law enforcement as high wind advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Apr. 22, 2022, briefing from NWS attached with Press Release. 

The NMDOT would like to remind the traveling public, blowing dust can escalate to blinding dust storms as they move quickly through remote areas. If you must travel, we recommend you monitor local forecast conditions prior to starting your trip and visit our web site as roadway conditions may change quickly throughout New Mexico.

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Wind Advisory 042222 - 1

high wind warning042222Upper Gila River Valley-Otero Mesa-
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 Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Crow Flats, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas,
Dell City, Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock,
Tornillo, and Indian Hot Springs
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 22 2022

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

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High Wind Warning 042222 update

high wind warning 042222 2Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Central Tularosa Basin-
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, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,
Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita,
Cloverdale, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences, Derry,
Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Alamogordo, Tularosa,
White Sands National Park, Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park,
Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon,
and Sacramento
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 22 2022

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT
MDT TONIGHT...

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High Wind Warning 042222

high wind warning 042222Southern 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-Central Tularosa Basin-
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, 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, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands National Park,
Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot,
Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon, and Sacramento
245 PM MDT Thu Apr 21 2022

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Southwest New Mexico, much of the Southern Gila
Wilderness, Sierra County, Northern Dona Ana County, and
Northern Otero County including Sacramento Mountains.

* WHEN...From noon to 10 PM MDT Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blowing dust is likely and dense blowing
dust possible over southern zones along the International
Border. Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will also
continue. A Red Flag Warning is also in effect.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

Red Flag Warning for 042222 extended in time

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FRIDAY DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A high-end fire weather event is setting up for tomorrow as winds increase from the southwest in response to a passing Pacific low over the Southern Rockies. Southwest winds will peak during the afternoon hours at 30 to 45 mph with gusts 50 to 70 mph. Very low humidity and above normal temperatures continue through Friday. Strong winds and critically dry fuels will increase the risk for rapid fire spread. 302 AM MDT Thu Apr 21 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR VERY STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

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Red Flag Warning continues today and will occur on Friday 042222

near critical fire weather 021522CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER TODAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY DUE TO EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .Extremely low humidity and above normal temperatures continue through Friday. Winds will be from the west between 20 to 30 mph through the evening and winds on Friday will be from the southwest between 35-45 mph. These winds combined with single digit relative humidity values will lead to high fire danger. Conditions on Friday could lead to a potentially active day for fire weather.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056,
110, 111, 112, AND 113...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056,
110, 111, 112, AND 113...

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