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Dust Storm Warning

Dust Storm Warning issued February 27 at 1:09PM MST until February 27 at 3:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a * Dust Storm Warning for... Northwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico... * Until 300 PM MST. * At 107 PM MST, an area of blowing dust was over White Sands National Park. HAZARD...Less than a quarter mile visibility with gusty winds in excess of 60 mph. SOURCE...Detected by surface weather observations. IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel. * This includes the following highways... Highway 70 in New Mexico between mile markers 192 and 212. Highway 54 in New Mexico between mile markers 56 and 83. Locations impacted include... White Sands National Park, Tularosa, Alamogordo, Burro Flats, La Luz, Holloman Air Force Base, and Boles Acres.

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Area
Otero, NM

Dust Storm Warning

Dust Storm Warning issued February 27 at 1:04PM MST until February 27 at 3:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a * Dust Storm Warning for... Chaves County in southeastern New Mexico... * Until 300 PM MST. * At 101 PM MST, a dust storm was impacting portions of central and southern Chaves counties. HAZARD...Less than a quarter mile visibility in blowing dust with damaging wind in excess of 60 mph. SOURCE...Doppler radar. IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel. U.S. Highways 70, 285, and 380. Locations impacted include... Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman, Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, Elkins, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Lake Arthur, Greenfield, Roswell Correctional Facility, and Midway.

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Area
Chaves, NM

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 27 at 11:48AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, except up to 8 inches above 10,000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph. * WHERE...Northern and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and Tusas Mountains Including Chama. * WHEN...Until 8 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Whiteout or near-blizzard conditions are likely at times. Travel is strongly discouraged and will likely become impossible. Some roads will likely be closed. Significant travel delays are possible. Widespread blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Very strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

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Area
Tusas Mountains Including Chama; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 27 at 10:40AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * WHERE...Far Northwest Highlands, Jemez Mountains, Northwest Highlands, Chuska Mountains, and West Central Plateau. * WHEN...Until 8 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways. Short duration blowing snow resulting in low visibility is possible near mid day and early afternoon above 7,500 feet.

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Area
Chuska Mountains; Far Northwest Highlands; Northwest Highlands; West Central Plateau; Jemez Mountains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 27 at 10:40AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Lower Rio Grande Valley, Santa Fe Metro Area, and Upper Rio Grande Valley. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways. Areas of blowing dust are possible and may limit visibility.

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Area
Upper Rio Grande Valley; Santa Fe Metro Area; Lower Rio Grande Valley

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:40AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area, Curry County, Roosevelt County, De Baca County, and Chaves County Plains. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on north-to-south oriented roadways. Areas of blowing dust will restrict visibility.

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Area
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area; Curry County; Roosevelt County; De Baca County; Chaves County Plains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:40AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, southeast, and west central New Mexico. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Areas of blowing dust may significantly limit visibility.

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Area
West Central Mountains; West Central Highlands; Southwest Mountains; Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Estancia Valley; South Central Highlands; Upper Tularosa Valley; South Central Mountains; Eastern Lincoln County; Southwest Chaves County; San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:40AM 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. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central, and northeast New Mexico. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on north-to-south oriented roadways. Areas of blowing dust are likely. Visibility may be limited at times.

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Area
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; Central Highlands; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Far Northeast Highlands; Northeast Highlands; Union County; Harding County; Eastern San Miguel County; Guadalupe County; Quay County

Blowing Dust Advisory

Blowing Dust Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, west winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...In New Mexico, East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo, Southeast Tularosa Basin, and Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley. In Texas, Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County, Salt Basin, Southern Hudspeth Highlands, and Western El Paso County. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley; East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo; Southeast Tularosa Basin; Western El Paso County; Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains; Salt Basin; Southern Hudspeth Highlands; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County

Blowing Dust Advisory

Blowing Dust Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

Blowing Dust Advisory

Blowing Dust Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...Northern Dona Ana County, Otero Mesa, Sierra County Lakes, and Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin; Sierra County Lakes; Northern Dona Ana County; Otero Mesa

Blowing Dust Advisory

Blowing Dust Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 5:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...In New Mexico, West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands. In Texas, Eastern/Central El Paso County. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...Sacramento Mountains. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Black Range Foothills, Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range, and Uplands of the Bootheel. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Uplands of the Bootheel; Eastern Black Range Foothills; Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM 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 55 mph. * WHERE...Central Grant County/Silver City Area and Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley; Central Grant County/Silver City Area

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...Northern Dona Ana County, Otero Mesa, Sierra County Lakes, and Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin; Sierra County Lakes; Northern Dona Ana County; Otero Mesa

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...In New Mexico, West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands. In Texas, Eastern/Central El Paso County. * WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 27 at 10:10AM MST until February 27 at 11:00PM MST by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, west winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, widespread visibilities of 3 to 6 miles, occasionally dropping below 1 mile. * WHERE...In New Mexico, East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo, Southeast Tularosa Basin, and Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley. In Texas, Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County, Salt Basin, Southern Hudspeth Highlands, and Western El Paso County. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, until 11 PM MST this evening. For the Blowing Dust Advisory, until 5 PM MST this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Hazardous driving conditions due to reduced visibility. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Greatest threat for low visibilities will occur in and around dust source and dust prone areas.

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Area
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley; East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo; Southeast Tularosa Basin; Western El Paso County; Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains; Salt Basin; Southern Hudspeth Highlands; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued February 27 at 4:11AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 8 PM MST TODAY FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... .Critical fire weather conditions will return across the eastern plains of New Mexico today. Winds will be stronger than yesterday, with gusts of 55 to 65 mph common. Relative humidity will again be somewhat marginal in a 15 to 20 percent range, but strong winds will be capable of rapidly carrying fire in dry grasses and fine fuels. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Plains (Zone 104) and East Central Plains (Zone 126) from 9 AM to 8 PM MST Tuesday. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West at 35 to 45 mph with occasional gusts of 55 to 65 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; East Central Plains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 27 at 2:14AM MST until February 27 at 8:00PM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph expected. * 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 8 AM MST /9 AM CST/ this morning to 8 PM MST /9 PM CST/ this evening. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles like campers, vans, and tractor trailers. Blowing dust can reduce visibility suddenly to zero, especially in areas where bare fields exist. 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 27 at 2:14AM MST until February 28 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 40 to 60 mph with gusts up to 85 mph. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...Until 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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