Chaves County Plains
Statement as of 4:53 AM MDT on March 15, 2014
... Wind Advisory in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to midnight
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
midnight MDT tonight.
* Location... Guadalupe... De Baca... Chaves... rossevelt and Curry
* Winds... north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
* Timing... winds will strengthen quickly as a back door cold front
pushes southward during the mid to late afternoon. The strong
winds will then persist with gusts to 50 mph through the
evening. The potential exists for the strong winds to persist
through the late night hours and into Sunday morning near the
* Visibility... reduced in areas of blowing dust and locally
falling well below 1 mile as the cold front passes.
* Local impacts... high profile vehicles will be impacted by strong
cross winds on east to west oriented roadways such as Highway 60
from Clayton to Vaughn. Loose and lightweight objects may become
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.
Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 5:08 AM MDT on March 15, 2014
... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am CDT /9 am MDT/ this
morning to 1 am CDT /midnight MDT/ Sunday for 20 foot winds of 20
mph or more... humidity of 15 percent or less... and high to extreme
fire danger for the Guadalupe... Davis... and Apache Mountains...
southeast New Mexico... Van Horn and the Highway 54 corridor...
Reeves County and the upper trans Pecos... and Presidio... Pecos...
and Brewster counties...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Sunday evening for 20 foot winds of 20 mph or more...
humidity of 15 percent or less... and high to extreme fire danger
for the Guadalupe... Davis... and Apache Mountains... southeast New
Mexico... Van Horn and the Highway 54 corridor... Reeves County and
the upper trans Pecos... and Presidio... Pecos... and Brewster
* wind... today... west to northwest 20 to 30 mph. Sunday... north 20
to 30 mph.
* Humidity... today... 10 to 15 percent. Sunday... 15 percent.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate
Sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow
quickly into dangerous wind- driven wildfires.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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