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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

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 25 at 2:18PM 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 65 mph possible. * WHERE...In New Mexico, West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands. In Texas, Eastern/Central El Paso County. * WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could 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 25 at 2:18PM 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 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains, and Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range. * WHEN...From Monday evening through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could 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

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 25 at 1:32PM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches possible with localized areas above 10,000 feet receiving as much as 18 inches. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph. * WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama. * WHEN...From 11 PM Monday to 8 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Some roads may be closed. Significant travel delays are possible. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

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Area
Tusas Mountains Including Chama

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 25 at 1:18PM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 40 mph with gusts up to 60 to 70 mph possible. * WHERE...Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass, Far Northeast Highlands, and Northeast Highlands. * WHEN...From 11 AM Monday to 11 PM MST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. High winds will cause crosswinds on north to south oriented roads and blowing dust reducing visibility could lead to hazardous travel. There is some potential for rapid fire growth should any wildfires develop in areas of high winds and low relative humidity. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Areas of blowing snow may reduce visibility in the Sangre de Cristos, especially Monday night into Tuesday.

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Area
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 25 at 1:18PM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 60 to 70 mph possible. * WHERE...Quay County, Eastern San Miguel County, Harding County, and Union County. * WHEN...From 11 AM Monday 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 blowing dust may reduce visibility. Peak gusts may decrease during the overnight hours but will quickly restrengthen early Tuesday morning.

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Area
Union County; Harding County; Eastern San Miguel County; Quay County

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 25 at 1:18PM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...Sandia and Manzano Mountains including Edgewood, Southwest Mountains, Central Highlands, South Central Highlands, Upper Tularosa Valley, South Central Mountains, and San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands. * WHEN...From Monday 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
Southwest Mountains; Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; Central Highlands; South Central Highlands; Upper Tularosa Valley; South Central Mountains; San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 25 at 1:18PM 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...Eastern Lincoln County, Estancia Valley, Curry County, De Baca County, Guadalupe County, Roosevelt County, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass, Chaves County Plains, and Southwest Chaves County. * WHEN...From Monday 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...Areas of blowing dust may reduce visibility.

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Area
Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Estancia Valley; Guadalupe County; Curry County; Roosevelt County; De Baca County; Chaves County Plains; Eastern Lincoln County; Southwest Chaves County

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued February 25 at 1:51PM CST until February 26 at 7:00PM CST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND FOR PORTIONS OF CULBERSON COUNTY AND THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER... * TIMING...Monday afternoon through Monday evening. * WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph with stronger winds in the mountains. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent. * RFTI...4 to 6 or near critical to 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

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 25 at 12:17PM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 70 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 25 at 12:17PM MST until February 28 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 40 to 60 mph with gusts up to 80 mph expected. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...From 1 PM MST /2 PM CST/ Monday 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
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