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Heat Advisory

Heat Advisory issued June 18 at 1:46PM MDT until June 18 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Temperatures up to 106 expected. * WHERE...Chaves County Plains, including Roswell. * WHEN...Until 8 PM MDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The hottest temperatures are expected during late afternoon, when skies will be mostly sunny. Intense ultraviolet radiation from the sun will make it very easy for people and animals to overheat and get a sunburn.

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Area
Chaves County Plains

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued June 18 at 1:46PM MDT until June 20 at 3:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southeast winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area. * WHEN...From Wednesday evening through late Wednesday night. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area

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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Fair 91°F
29.73in
Barometer
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Humidity
Southeast 11.5mph
Wind
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