Lincoln County, New Mexico
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Fire Weather Warning
NMZ114-115-TXZ057>059-074-079-080-258-231100-
/O.EXT.KMAF.FW.W.0014.170323T1700Z-170324T0600Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
645 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 /545 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
THURSDAY TO 1 AM CDT /MIDNIGHT MDT/ FRIDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

* HUMIDITY...4 TO 15%.

* WIND...Southwest to west 20 to 35 mph. Above 6000 ft...west
winds 35 to 50 mph with higher gusts.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not throw cigarettes onto the ground or out of a moving
vehicle. Do not drive through tall grass. Avoid activities that
may produce outdoor flames or sparks. Accidental ignitions will
have the potential to grow rapidly into dangerous wind-driven
wildfires.

&&

$$
Fire Weather Warning
NMZ112-TXZ055-056-240200-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0007.170323T1800Z-170324T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
HUDSPETH COUNTY-
748 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, AND 112...

* AFFECTED AREAS...Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.
Fire weather zone 112.

* WIND...West Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 mph or
more.

* HUMIDITY...9% to 15%

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Be careful if you have to operate gas or electrical powered
machinery outside. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

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High Wind Watch
NMZ523-526-528-529-531>540-231000-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0009.170323T1800Z-170324T0200Z/
Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-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-
332 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* LOCATION...much of the eastern highlands and plains of New
Mexico.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day on Thursday, then
become very strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will
trend downward with sunset, but will probably remain hazardous
in many locations Thursday night and especially Friday.

* VISIBILITY...dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne and power
lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
winds will be dangerous on northwest-to-southeast oriented
roads, like Highway 285 from Eldorado to Mesa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

&&

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Special Weather Statement
NMZ501>540-231200-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
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-
348 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...POTENT SPRING STORM TO BRING AN END TO THE RECENT WARMTH...

The extended period of record warmth will come to a dramatic end
Thursday as a potent spring storm system impacts New Mexico with
wind, rain, mountain snow and much cooler temperatures.

Southwest winds will increase Thursday morning ahead of a strong
upper low and surface cold front. Many areas within central and
eastern NM will experience wind gusts between 45 and 65 mph along
with localized areas of blowing dust. The cold front will plow
eastward through late afternoon and shift winds dramatically to
the west. Much cooler air will move into NM behind this front
with windy conditions continuing.nRain and high terrain snow
showers will also develop over northern and western NM behind the
front. Meanwhile, a dryline will set up over far eastern NM and
increase the chance for a few severe thunderstorms along the TX
state line.

A second cold front will blast into the northeast late Thursday
night and drive south Friday with high winds, colder air and
precipitation.

This storm system will quickly intensify over northeastern NM
Thursday night and Friday before exiting into the central plains
states. A second cold front will blast south into northeast New
Mexico late Thursday night and roar south Friday. High winds
will develop over eastern NM with gusts up to 65 mph possible.
High terrain snow will continue over the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains eastward along the CO border. The potential exists for
several inches of wind blown snow to accumulate in this area,
including Angel Fire, Ute Park, Raton Pass, Des Moines, Capulin
and Folsom.

The combination of windy conditions with much cooler temperatures
across the entire area will be a shock compared to the recent
warmth.

$$

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