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Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 24 at 7:46PM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM SUNDAY FOR THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .Winds will trend stronger areawide on Saturday as an upper level trough moves through the region. Widespread critical fire weather is likely. Locally extreme fire weather conditions are possible over highlands of the central mountains, where wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are expected. Very unstable conditions are possible, particularly across the central mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. In the wake of the upper level trough on Sunday, winds will trend weaker but remain strong enough critical fire weather conditions across the Central Highlands. * AREA AND TIMING...Central Highlands (Zone 125) from 11 AM to 9 PM Saturday and from noon to 8 PM Sunday. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For Saturday, west and southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. For Sunday, west and northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values from 8 to 11 percent on Saturday and around 12 percent on Sunday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended..

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Area
Central Highlands

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 24 at 7:46PM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM SUNDAY FOR THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .Winds will trend stronger areawide on Saturday as an upper level trough moves through the region. Widespread critical fire weather is likely. Locally extreme fire weather conditions are possible over highlands of the central mountains, where wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are expected. Very unstable conditions are possible, particularly across the central mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. In the wake of the upper level trough on Sunday, winds will trend weaker but remain strong enough critical fire weather conditions across the Central Highlands. * AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau (Zone 101), West Central Mountains (Zone 105), West Central Basin and Range (Zone 109), Middle Rio Grande Valley (Zone 106), Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley (Zone 121), North Central, Sangre de Cristo, Sandia, and Manzano Mountains (Zones 120, 122, and 124), Northeast Highlands (Zone 123), and the Northeast and East Central Plains (Zones 104 and 126) from 11 AM until 9 PM Saturday. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West and southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph, except 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph along and east of the central mountain chain. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values from 6 to 16 percent with locally higher values in the mountains near the Colorado border. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended..

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Area
Northwest Plateau; Northeast Plains; West Central Mountains; Middle Rio Grande Valley; West Central Basin and Range; North Central Mountains; Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley; Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Northeast Highlands; Sandia and Manzano Mountains; East Central Plains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 24 at 7:46PM MDT until May 26 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM SUNDAY FOR THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .Winds will trend stronger areawide on Saturday as an upper level trough moves through the region. Widespread critical fire weather is likely. Locally extreme fire weather conditions are possible over highlands of the central mountains, where wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are expected. Very unstable conditions are possible, particularly across the central mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. In the wake of the upper level trough on Sunday, winds will trend weaker but remain strong enough critical fire weather conditions across the Central Highlands. * AREA AND TIMING...Central Highlands (Zone 125) from 11 AM to 9 PM Saturday and from noon to 8 PM Sunday. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For Saturday, west and southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. For Sunday, west and northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values from 8 to 11 percent on Saturday and around 12 percent on Sunday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended..

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Area
Central Highlands

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 24 at 2:32PM MDT until May 25 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

...CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER EXPECTED SATURDAY... .Increasing mid level flow in response to the subtropical jet streak will generate a large-scale surface trough across eastern New Mexico Saturday. Southwest winds increasing during the late morning hours and remaining gusty throughout the day will combine with very low humidity and ongoing drought conditions to cause high fire danger. The highest risk for new fire starts will be in Lincoln National Forest and the Guadalupe Range where above normal fuel dryness and strong winds will lead to Extreme fire risk. Any fires that develop will spread quickly through forested and dense brush areas, and ongoing wildfires will be difficult to control. Overnight RH recoveries both Saturday and Sunday morning will be poor. Winds are expected to drop below critical thresholds Saturday night. We will see less wind next week, but dryness will continue with little chance for precipitation. * AFFECTED AREA...Southwest and south-central New Mexico, including the Lincoln and Gila National Forests. Far west Texas including El Paso and Hudspeth Counties. * WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...4 to 7 percent lowlands and 7 to 12 percent mountains. * EXPERIMENTAL RFTI...5 to 8 Critical to Extreme * 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 24 at 2:55PM CDT until May 25 at 10:00PM CDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT SATURDAY FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 4 PERCENT, 20 FT WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER... * AFFECTED AREA...Gaines, Andrews, Loving, Winkler, Ward, Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains, Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Lea, Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains, Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor, Eastern Culberson County, Reeves County Plains, Chinati Mountains, Marfa Plateau, Davis Mountains and Davis Mountains Foothills. * TIMING...From 10 AM CDT /9 AM MDT/ to 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ Saturday. * WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 4 percent. * RFTI...8 or extreme. * IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks. Extinguish smoking material in vehicles. 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; Lea; Gaines; Andrews; Loving; Winkler; Ward; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Eastern Culberson County; Reeves County Plains; Chinati Mountains; Marfa Plateau; Davis Mountains; Davis Mountains Foothills

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued May 24 at 12:48PM MDT until May 25 at 7:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Southwest Chaves County. * WHEN...From noon to 7 PM MDT Saturday. * 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 and smoke may reduce visibility.

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Area
Southwest Chaves County

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued May 24 at 12:48PM MDT until May 25 at 7:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Central Highlands, Eastern Lincoln County, South Central Highlands, South Central Mountains, Guadalupe County, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Harding County, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass, and Northeast Highlands. * WHEN...From noon to 7 PM MDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Localized blowing dust may reduce visibility in dust prone areas.

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Area
Central Highlands; South Central Highlands; South Central Mountains; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands; Harding County; Eastern San Miguel County; Guadalupe County; Eastern Lincoln County

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued May 24 at 12:21PM MDT until May 25 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts up to 75 mph expected. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...From noon MDT /1 PM CDT/ to 10 PM MDT /11 PM CDT/ Saturday. * IMPACTS...Aviation interests may experience localized but extreme turbulence, or strong downward airflows if flying in the near the Guadalupe Mountains.

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Area
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued May 24 at 12:21PM MDT until May 25 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...In New Mexico, Central Lea County and Northern Lea County Counties, and Eddy County Plains. In Texas, Eastern Culberson County County, and Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor. * WHEN...From noon MDT /1 PM CDT/ to 10 PM MDT /11 PM CDT/ Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects.

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Area
Eddy County Plains; Northern Lea County; Central Lea County; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Eastern Culberson County
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