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Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued April 13 at 3:02PM MDT until April 15 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MID MORNING MONDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING MONDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS, AND FROM THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY EASTWARD BELOW SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MORNING TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING TUESDAY FOR THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS... .Critical to extreme fire weather conditions are expected Monday as a low pressure system tracking eastward along the Colorado and New Mexico border steers the jetstream over southern and eastern New Mexico, and a deep surface trough develops in the lee of the southern Rockies. West and southwest wind gusts from 40 to 55 mph are expected with humidities mostly in the single digits and Haines Indices mostly reaching 6. Critical fire weather conditions could return to portions of eastern NM into Tuesday. A fire weather watch has been issued for this area as a result. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AREA AND TIMING...Central Highlands (Zone 125), Northeast and East Central Plains (Zones 104 and 126) Monday from 10 AM until 9 PM MDT. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West and southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. The strongest gusts are expected east of the central mountain chain. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Bottoming out between 7 and 12 percent with over 5 hours of single digit relative humidity values across much of the east. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued April 13 at 3:02PM MDT until April 15 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MID MORNING MONDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING MONDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS, AND FROM THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY EASTWARD BELOW SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MORNING TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING TUESDAY FOR THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS... .Critical to extreme fire weather conditions are expected Monday as a low pressure system tracking eastward along the Colorado and New Mexico border steers the jetstream over southern and eastern New Mexico, and a deep surface trough develops in the lee of the southern Rockies. West and southwest wind gusts from 40 to 55 mph are expected with humidities mostly in the single digits and Haines Indices mostly reaching 6. Critical fire weather conditions could return to portions of eastern NM into Tuesday. A fire weather watch has been issued for this area as a result. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley (Zone 106), Northeast Highlands (Zone 123) and the Sandia and Manzano Mountains (Zone 124) Monday from 10 AM until 9 PM MDT. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West and southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. The strongest gusts are expected east of the central mountain chain. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Bottoming out between 7 and 12 percent with over 5 hours of single digit relative humidity values across much of the east. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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Area
Middle Rio Grande Valley; Northeast Highlands; Sandia and Manzano Mountains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued April 13 at 3:02PM MDT until April 16 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MID MORNING MONDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING MONDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS, AND FROM THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY EASTWARD BELOW SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MORNING TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING TUESDAY FOR THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS... .Critical to extreme fire weather conditions are expected Monday as a low pressure system tracking eastward along the Colorado and New Mexico border steers the jetstream over southern and eastern New Mexico, and a deep surface trough develops in the lee of the southern Rockies. West and southwest wind gusts from 40 to 55 mph are expected with humidities mostly in the single digits and Haines Indices mostly reaching 6. Critical fire weather conditions could return to portions of eastern NM into Tuesday. A fire weather watch has been issued for this area as a result. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AREA AND TIMING...Central Highlands (Zone 125), Northeast and East Central Plains (Zones 104 and 126) Monday from 10 AM until 9 PM MDT. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West and southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. The strongest gusts are expected east of the central mountain chain. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Bottoming out between 7 and 12 percent with over 5 hours of single digit relative humidity values across much of the east. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued April 13 at 2:48PM CDT until April 15 at 10:00PM CDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10% OR LESS, 20-FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MUCH OF WEST TEXAS... * TIMING...Monday afternoon through Monday evening. * WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 5 percent. * RFTI...7 or extreme. * IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks, such as outdoor burning or welding. Extinguish cigarettes 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; Pecos; 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; Central Brewster County; Chisos Basin; Presidio Valley; Lower Brewster County

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued April 13 at 1:43PM MDT until April 16 at 11:00AM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible. * WHERE...South Central Mountains and Southwest Chaves County. * WHEN...From Monday morning through Tuesday morning. * 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
South Central Mountains; Southwest Chaves County

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued April 13 at 12:40PM MDT until April 15 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

...CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED MONDAY... .A classic critical fire weather pattern sets up over the next few days. Warm and dry high pressure will transition to deep southwest flow this weekend ahead of an approaching and passing pacific storm system on Monday. This will warm and dry the environment and the fuels ahead of a strong wind event on Monday. Strong southwest winds gusting to 60 mph combined with minimum relative humidities in the single digits will lead to extremely critical fire weather conditions late Monday morning into the evening. The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * WIND...West to southwest at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph. * HUMIDITY...4 to 12 percent. * EXPERIMENTAL RFTI...6-8 Critical to Extreme in New Mexico. 7-8 Critical to Extreme in Far West Texas * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; El Paso; Hudspeth

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued April 13 at 12:26PM MDT until April 15 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph with up to 70 MPH within the Black Range. * WHERE...Central Grant County/Silver City Area and Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range. * WHEN...From 1 PM to 10 PM MDT Monday. * 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
Central Grant County/Silver City Area; Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued April 13 at 12:26PM MDT until April 15 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...In New Mexico, East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo, Southeast Tularosa Basin, and Lowlands of the Bootheel. In Texas, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County, Southern Hudspeth Highlands, and Western El Paso County. * WHEN...From 1 PM to 10 PM MDT Monday. * 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
Lowlands of the Bootheel; East Central Tularosa Basin/Alamogordo; Southeast Tularosa Basin; Western El Paso County; Southern Hudspeth Highlands; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties; Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued April 13 at 12:26PM MDT until April 15 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley and Upper Gila River Valley. * WHEN...From 1 PM to 10 PM MDT Monday. * 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
Upper Gila River Valley; Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued April 13 at 12:26PM MDT until April 15 at 10:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected in the lowlands and up to 70 MPH in higher elevations and east slope areas. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest New Mexico and southwest Texas. * WHEN...From 1 PM to 10 PM MDT Monday. * 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
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley; Uplands of the Bootheel; Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin; Eastern Black Range Foothills; Sierra County Lakes; Northern Dona Ana County; Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley; West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet; East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet; Otero Mesa; West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands; Eastern/Central El Paso County; Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains; Salt Basin

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued April 13 at 12:10PM MDT until April 16 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 75 mph possible. * WHERE...Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and Southeast New Mexico. * WHEN...From Monday afternoon through Monday evening. * IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles like campers, vans, and tractor trailers. 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
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