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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.

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 22 at 2:31PM MDT until May 23 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY... .Persistent dry west flow will continue with the very low humidity and above normal temperatures Thursday. Winds will be on the low end of warning criteria, but humidity and dry fuels will be well into warning criteria. Winds will diminish some Thursday evening, allowing the warning to end, but very low humidity will continue all night. The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday. * AFFECTED AREA...Southwest and South-central New Mexico, including the Lincoln and Gila National Forest, and Far west Texas. * WIND...West winds 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts to 35 mph. * HUMIDITY...4 to 8 percent. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Southwest Mountains; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; El Paso; Hudspeth

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 22 at 1:33PM MDT until May 23 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 12PM THROUGH 8PM MDT THURSDAY FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO GUSTY WEST WINDS, EXTREMELY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .Critical fire weather conditions are forecast across the Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley and eastern New Mexico Thursday afternoon and evening. Stronger southwest to west winds are expected south of a storm system moving across the northern and central Rockies with gusts up to 40 mph during the afternoon hours. West winds will bring in a drier airmass and cause relative humidity values to quickly plummet into the single digits. In addition, the atmosphere is forecast to be unstable with excellent mixing. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AREA AND TIMING...Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley (Zone 121), Northeast Highlands (Zone 123), Central Highlands (Zone 125), Northeast Plains (Zone 104), and East Central Plains (Zone 126) from Thursday 12 PM to 8 PM MDT. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West to southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 40 mph Thursday afternoon and evening. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values between 4 to 9 percent Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley; Northeast Highlands; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 22 at 2:22PM CDT until May 23 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 2 PERCENT, 20 FT WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER... * AFFECTED AREA...Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains, Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains, Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor and Eastern Culberson County. * TIMING...From noon CDT /11 AM MDT/ to 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ Thursday. * WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 2 percent. * RFTI...5 to 7 or critical to extreme. * 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.

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Area
Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains; Chaves County Plains; Eddy Plains; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Eastern Culberson County

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory issued May 22 at 8:53AM MDT until May 23 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...The Flood Advisory continues for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County. ...The Flood Advisory is cancelled for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Abiquiu Dam affecting Rio Arriba County. .High mountain snow melt and increased reservoir releases will cause the river flows to become high. Expect minor flooding downstream from the dam. * WHAT...Flooding caused by upstream dam release continues. * WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita. * WHEN...Until tomorrow evening. * IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, Bankfull stage. Properties immediately adjacent to the river upstream of the bridge on SR-74 and especially near the junction with the Rio Ojo Caliente may see water encroach onto low lying areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 8:00 AM MDT Wednesday the stage was 5.7 feet. - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady below flood stage at 5.6 feet. - Action stage is 5.5 feet. - Flood stage is 6.0 feet. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Rio Arriba, NM
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