Cedar Crest Warnings, Watches and Advisories

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Do not drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water depth and road condition may be unsafe. Additional information is available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/ Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio... or your local radio and TV stations.

Please carefully read each posted Warning and Alert as it relates to the area(s) being affected. We provide a wider range of issued warnings for surrounding cities and counties, so some alerts may not directly impact this location. This is done to help with preparing for severe weather that may overlap or be heading towards Cedar Crest.

Use the Radar Maps link provided to understand the trajectory of a storm.

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued June 19 at 3:48AM MDT until June 20 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southeast and east winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Expect the strongest wind gusts below Tijeras Canyon in Albuquerque. Dangerous crosswinds will impact north-to-south oriented roads like I-25 and Tramway Boulevard, as well as southwest-to-northeast oriented roads.

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Area
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued June 19 at 3:48AM MDT until June 20 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected, except for east and southeast winds around Carrizozo. * WHERE...Upper Tularosa Valley, Jemez Mountains, Northwest Highlands, and Santa Fe Metro Area. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest wind gusts will be felt in Santa Fe and Carrizozo. The potential exists for wind gusts to reach 60 mph in Santa Fe during the evening.

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Area
Northwest Highlands; Jemez Mountains; Santa Fe Metro Area; Upper Tularosa Valley

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued June 19 at 3:36AM MDT until June 20 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible near recent and ongoing burn scars. * WHERE...Portions of northeastern Otero County in and near recent and ongoing burn scars. * WHEN...From 3 PM MDT this afternoon through late tonight. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding along the Rio Ruidoso and along US 70 east of Apache Summit. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Even light rain amounts on and near the ongoing burn scars of the South Fork and Salt Fires will lead to flash flooding and debris flows. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued June 19 at 3:24AM MDT until June 20 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...East to southeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected, especially on western slopes of the area mountains. * WHERE...In New Mexico, Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley. In Texas, Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains. * WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 6 AM MDT Thursday. * 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 Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley; Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch issued June 19 at 3:05AM MDT until June 20 at 6:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall are possible over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon, McBride, Blue 2 and nearby burned areas. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and northeast New Mexico, including the following areas, in central New Mexico, South Central Mountains. In north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In northeast New Mexico, Far Northeast Highlands and Northeast Highlands. * WHEN...From 3 PM MDT this afternoon through late tonight. * IMPACTS...Heavy rainfall over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon, McBride, Blue 2 and nearby burned areas is expected up to and during the period of the watch. Residents near these burn scars and freshly burned area should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting heavy rainfall from thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar, McBride, and Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Burn Scar, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; South Central Mountains; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands

Air Quality Alert

Air Quality Alert issued June 18 at 1:39PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

AQAABQ The following message is transmitted at the request of the New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment, City of Albuquerque Environmental Health and the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program. * WHAT...Very unhealthy air quality levels due to wildfire smoke. * WHERE...Lincoln County, including Ruidoso, Alto, and Capitan. * WHEN...This afternoon through early Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS...For sensitive groups, don't do any physical activity outdoors. Move activities indoors or to a time when air quality is better. For everyone else, don't do any intense or lengthy physical activity. Think about moving activities indoors or to a time when air quality is better. * HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available at https://nmtracking.doh.nm.gov/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html. If visibility is: Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children, adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness. Outdoor activity should be minimized. Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities. Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter. For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program please visit: https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.

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Area
South Central Mountains; Eastern Lincoln County
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