Chaves County Plains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 5:01 PM MST Feb. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 10 am to 7 PM MST

* location... Guadalupe, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca
counties and the Chaves County plains.

* Winds... west to southwest at 30 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 to
65 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase rapidly early Tuesday morning,
peak from midday through the afternoon, then diminish in the

* Visibility... could be reduced to 1 mile in blowing dust.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high-profile vehicles should be prepared for these potentially
dangerous high winds, especially on north to south oriented
highways, including U.S. Highways 285, 84 and 54.

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.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 6:27 PM MST Feb. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am CST /10 am MST/
to 7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ Tuesday for relative humidity of
15 percent or less, 20 foot winds of 20 mph or more... and very
high fire danger...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a red
flag warning from 11 am to 7 PM CST Tuesday.

* Wind... west 25 to 40 mph with higher gusts.

* Humidity... 10 to 15 percent today. 7 to 12 percent.

* Fire danger... very 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.