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High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 24 at 2:49PM 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 Monday morning 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. High winds will cause crosswinds on north 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.

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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 Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 24 at 2:49PM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 40 mph with gusts up to 60 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. High winds will cause crosswinds on north 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.

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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

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch issued February 24 at 2:37PM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

...WINTER STORM CONDITIONS AND HIGH WINDS ARE LIKELY MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... .A potent storm system with a strong jet stream is expected to move across New Mexico Monday through Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected to develop early Monday morning over the Tusas and San Juan Mountains with this storm system. High wind gusts are also expected which could cause blowing snow and lower visibility making for hazardous travel conditions in addition to snow packed roads. High winds with snow could also cause power outages and damage to trees. * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations up to 17 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 50 to 60 mph. * WHERE...Tusas Mountains Including Chama. * WHEN...From late Sunday night through Tuesday evening. * 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 Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 24 at 2:07PM 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...West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet, Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet, East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet 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

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 24 at 2:07PM 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. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strongest wind gusts will be near the east slopes of Organ and Franklin Mountains.

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

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued February 24 at 1:47PM MST until February 25 at 6:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING SUNDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH AFTERNOON FOR THE NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... .Stronger flow in the upper levels of the atmosphere will begin moving over New Mexico on Sunday along with the development of a lee-side surface trough. This scenario will lead to gusty afternoon winds in much of eastern New Mexico with occasional gusts of 35 to 50 mph possible. In addition, dry conditions and low humidity will be present with afternoon humidity falling to less than 10 percent in some eastern areas of New Mexico. Winds are forecast to strengthen further Monday and Tuesday, but humidities are expect to increase as well. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 11 AM to 6 PM MST Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands (Zone 123), Northeast Plains (Zone 104), Central Highlands (Zone 125) and East Central Plains (Zone 126) from late Sunday morning through the late afternoon. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West northwest winds from 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. The strongest winds will be along the I- 25 corridor, and the weakest winds in far northeastern New Mexico. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...bottoming out from 9 to 15 percent. * IMPACTS...Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this Fire Weather Watch..

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Area
Northeast Plains; Northeast Highlands; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 24 at 12:53PM MST until February 28 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 55 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...From Monday morning through late Tuesday night. * 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

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued February 24 at 3:37AM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

A stretch of windy conditions will begin early next week, starting on Sunday along and east of the central mountain chain. On Sunday, the gusty conditions will combine with low humidity in much of eastern New Mexico, resulting in critical fire weather conditions that will make rapid fire spread possible. Gusty winds will expand over more of northern and central New Mexico Monday and Tuesday as a Pacific storm system approaches the region. Strong to potentially damaging wind gusts in excess of 55 mph will create hazardous crosswinds on north to south oriented roadways along with areas of blowing dust where soil is dry. Snow showers will favor the high terrain of western and northern New Mexico late Monday through Tuesday night, where several inches of snow combined with gusty winds could make travel hazardous above 9,000 feet. Monitor NOAA weather radio, weather.gov/abq or your local media for the latest weather updates. You may also monitor road conditions online at NMROADS.COM, via telephone at 1-800-432-4269, or by dialing 5-1-1 in New Mexico.

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Area
Northwest Plateau; Chuska Mountains; Far Northwest Highlands; Northwest Highlands; West Central Plateau; West Central Mountains; West Central Highlands; Southwest Mountains; San Francisco River Valley; Tusas Mountains Including Chama; Jemez Mountains; Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Upper Rio Grande Valley; Espanola Valley; Santa Fe Metro Area; Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area; Lower Rio Grande Valley; Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; Estancia Valley; Central Highlands; South Central Highlands; Upper Tularosa Valley; South Central Mountains; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands; Union County; Harding County; Eastern San Miguel County; Guadalupe County; Quay County; Curry County; Roosevelt County; De Baca County; Chaves County Plains; Eastern Lincoln County; Southwest Chaves County; San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands
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