Chaves County, New Mexico
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Weather Alerts: Chaves County, New Mexico
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Fire Weather Warning
NMZ114-115-TXZ050-057>062-067>069-074-075-079>082-258-250200-
/O.UPG.KMAF.FW.A.0010.170324T1400Z-170325T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0015.170324T1400Z-170325T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-Andrews-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Ward-Crane-Upton-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
522 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017 /422 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF
15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME
FIRE DANGER...

* HUMIDITY...5 to 15%.

* WIND...Mountains...West 25 to 40 mph with higher gusts.
Lowlands...West to northwest 20 to 35 mph with higher gusts.

* FIRE DANGER...High to extreme.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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 dangerous fire behavior.

&&

$$
High Wind Warning
NMZ521-523-526-528-529-531>535-537-539-540-241800-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170325T0100Z/
Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Central Highlands-
South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-De Baca County-
Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
334 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* LOCATION...Portions of the central mountain chain, adjacent
eastern highlands and plains of New Mexico.

* WINDS...Westerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
will turn north northwesterly through the morning hours with a
rapid resurgence in speed. By late morning and through much of
the afternoon sustained speeds of 35 to 50 mph with gusts of 60
to 75 mph are expected.

* TIMING...Steady strong winds this morning will shift direction
and increase in speed before noon. Winds will remain strong to
severe through the late afternoon and will decrease in speed
around dusk.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
locations such as recently plowed agricultural fields.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne and power
lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
winds will be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Warning means damaging winds are imminent
or highly likely. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or
gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NMZ536-538-241800-
/O.EXA.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-170325T0100Z/
Roosevelt County-Chaves County Plains-
334 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening.

* LOCATION...Roosevelt county and the Chaves county plains in New
Mexico.

* WINDS...Westerly winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph
will turn north northwesterly through the late morning hours
with increases in speed. By late morning and through much of the
early afternoon, sustained speeds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of
50 mph are expected.

* TIMING...Steady strong winds this morning will shift direction
and increase in speed before noon. Winds will remain strong
through the late afternoon and will decrease in speed around
dusk.

* VISIBILITY...Dropping to 2 to 5 miles at times in dust prone
locations such as recently plowed agricultural fields.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne. Cross
winds will pose difficult driving conditions, especially for
high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should exercise caution while travelling. Sudden gusts
of wind may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra
attention should be given to cross winds.

&&

$$

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