Southern Lea County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 1:56 PM MST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch now in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon...

* timing... late Friday night through Saturday.

* Winds... west 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* Impacts... high winds could make driving difficult for motorists
driving high profile vehicles such as campers, vans, and tractor
trailers. Expect severe turbulence for low flying light
aircraft. High profile vehicles will be difficult to control.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.





Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 1:44 PM MST Feb. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday afternoon for the southeast New Mexico plains for winds
at least 25 mph, minimum relative humidity of 15 percent or less,
and very high fire danger...

* wind... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph.

* Humidity... 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.





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