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Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 26 at 3:24AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 18 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Check road conditions before heading out. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and create periods of white-out conditions. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant drifting of snow is expected with some drifts exceeding 4 feet deep.

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Area
Tusas Mountains Including Chama

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 26 at 3:24AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with localized amounts reaching 18 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 to 75 mph. * WHERE...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 8 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Tire chains may be necessary if traveling through mountain passes. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and create periods of white-out conditions. Very strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant drifting of snow is expected with some drifts exceeding 4 feet deep.

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Area
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 26 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 26 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. For the High Wind Watch, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Estancia Valley and South Central Mountains. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, from 11 AM this morning to 11 PM MST this evening. For the High Wind Watch, from this evening through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Estancia Valley; South Central Mountains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph expected with the strongest speeds occurring on Tuesday. * WHERE...Sandia and Manzano Mountains including Edgewood, Central Highlands, and Guadalupe County. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas of reduced visibility will be possible in dust prone areas.

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Area
Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; Central Highlands; Guadalupe County

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...West Central Highlands and West Central Mountains. * WHEN...From this evening through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Reduced visibility may be possible in areas of blowing dust.

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Area
West Central Mountains; West Central Highlands

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to 70 mph expected with the strongest speeds occurring on Tuesday. * WHERE...Quay County, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass, Northeast Highlands, and Union County. * WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...At lower elevations, localized areas of blowing dust are possible with areas of reduced visibility.

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Area
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands; Union County; Harding County; Eastern San Miguel County; Quay County

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central, southeast, and west central New Mexico. * WHEN...From this evening through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Reduced visibility may be possible in areas of blowing dust.

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Area
Southwest Mountains; Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; South Central Highlands; Upper Tularosa Valley; Curry County; Roosevelt County; De Baca County; Chaves County Plains; Eastern Lincoln County; Southwest Chaves County; San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 26 at 3:14AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. For the High Wind Watch, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Estancia Valley and South Central Mountains. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, from 11 AM this morning to 11 PM MST this evening. For the High Wind Watch, from this evening through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Estancia Valley; South Central Mountains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:05AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...Eastern Black Range Foothills and Uplands of the Bootheel. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Uplands of the Bootheel; Eastern Black Range Foothills

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 26 at 3:05AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest New Mexico and southwest Texas. * WHEN...From 9 AM to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley; Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin; Sierra County Lakes; Northern Dona Ana County; Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley; Otero Mesa; Central Grant County/Silver City Area; East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo; Southeast Tularosa Basin; Western El Paso County; 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

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:05AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph expected. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains, and Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 3:05AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...In New Mexico, West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands. In Texas, Eastern/Central El Paso County. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands; Eastern/Central El Paso County

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 26 at 2:49AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible. * WHERE...Southeast New Mexico plains, Loving, Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor, Eastern Culberson County, Reeves County Plains, Davis Mountains, and Davis Mountains Foothills. * WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles like campers, vans, and tractor trailers. Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects.

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Area
Eddy County Plains; Northern Lea County; Central Lea County; Southern Lea County; Loving; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Eastern Culberson County; Reeves County Plains; Davis Mountains; Davis Mountains Foothills

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 26 at 2:49AM MST until February 28 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 45 to 65 mph with gusts up to 95 mph expected. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...From 1 PM MST /2 PM CST/ this afternoon to 5 AM MST /6 AM CST/ Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles like campers, vans, and tractor trailers. Severe turbulence near the mountains will be hazardous for low flying light aircraft.

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Area
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued February 26 at 3:14AM CST until February 26 at 9:00PM CST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST /8 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE, DELAWARE, DAVIS, AND CHINATI MOUNTAINS, CHISOS BASIN, SACRAMENTO AND DAVIS MOUNTAIN FOOTHILLS, MARFA PLATEAU, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN, VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY, REEVES COUNTY PLAINS, CENTRAL BREWSTER COUNTY, AND LOVING AND WINKLER COUNTIES... * AFFECTED AREA...Gaines, Dawson, Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains, Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Lea, Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains and Eastern Culberson County. * TIMING...From 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ this morning to 9 PM CST /8 PM MST/ this evening. * WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 11 percent. * RFTI...4 or near critical. * IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires. Fires can start from the smallest of flames or sparks and are highly discouraged today. Observe local burn bans.

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Area
Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains; Chaves County Plains; Eddy Plains; Lea; Gaines; Dawson; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains; Eastern Culberson County

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued February 25 at 5:41PM MST until February 26 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT 11 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... .Critical to near-critical fire weather conditions are expected on Monday across portions of eastern New Mexico. Winds will strengthen over Sunday's wind speeds with gusts of 50 to 60 mph possible. While relative humidity will be generally between 15 and 20 percent, strong winds will be capable of carrying fire in receptive fuel beds. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands (Zone 123), Northeast Plains (Zone 104), and East Central Plains (Zone 126) from 11 AM to 6 PM MST Monday. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West 30 to 40 mph with occasional gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 15 to 20 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Northeast Highlands; East Central Plains
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