Fort Stanton, NM

4:37 PM MDT on April 26, 2017 (GMT -0600)
Sierra Blanca Regional | | Change Station

Elev 6814 ft 33.46 °N, 105.53 °W | Updated 22 minutes ago

Clear
Clear
59 °F
Feels Like 59 °F
N
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Wind Variable Wind from West
Gusts 25 mph

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 10 °F
Humidity 15%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:18 AM 7:41 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KSRR 262215Z AUTO 28013G22KT 10SM CLR 15/M12 A2991 RMK AO2
Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 10 °F
Humidity 15%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:18 AM 7:41 PM
New Moon, 0% visible
METAR KSRR 262215Z AUTO 28013G22KT 10SM CLR 15/M12 A2991 RMK AO2

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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:59 PM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

* location... Sandia, Manzano and south central mountains,
central and south Central Highlands, eastern Lincoln and
southwest Chaves counties.

* Winds... west to northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 60
mph.

* Timing... wind will strengthen through the morning, peak during
the afternoon and diminish Thursday evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced in dust prone locations.

* Local impacts... strong cross winds will impact north to south
oriented roads. Light weight and unsecured objects may become
airborne. Flimsy structures may topple over.

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.





Special Statement
Issued: 10:53 AM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Significant late season winter storm to hit northern and
central New Mexico late Friday through early Sunday...

An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the northern mountains and much of east central
and northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the northern mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 40 between Tijeras pass
and Santa Rosa.

In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
agriculture.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.


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1053 am MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Significant late season winter storm to hit northern and
central New Mexico late Friday through early Sunday...

An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the northern mountains and much of east central
and northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the northern mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 40 between Tijeras pass
and Santa Rosa.

In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
agriculture.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.


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954 am MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Significant late season winter storm to hit northern and
central New Mexico late Friday through early Sunday...

An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the northern mountains and much of east central
and northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the northern mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 25 between Tijeras pass
and Santa Rosa.

In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
agriculture.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.


11

954 am MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Significant late season winter storm to hit northern and
central New Mexico late Friday through early Sunday...

An unusually cold upper level low pressure system and associated
cold front will begin impacting the area Friday, with impacts
ramping up Friday night into Saturday. Precipitation chances will
trend up during the Friday night through Saturday period, with the
best chances over the northern mountains and much of east central
and northeast New Mexico. Rain will quickly turn over to snow
Friday night into Saturday morning, even at a number of lower
elevation locales. Accumulating snow is expected, with significant
amounts in the northern mountains and across northeast New
Mexico. Major travel corridors will be impacted by accumulating
snow, especially along Interstate 25 between Glorieta Pass and
Raton Pass and possibly along Interstate 25 between Tijeras pass
and Santa Rosa.

In addition to snow impacts, a late season freeze is forecast
Saturday night into Sunday morning at a number of lower elevation
locales that are already beyond the average last freeze date. In
fact, a number of lower elevation locales may see a hard freeze,
which could have significant negative impacts to local
agriculture.

Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.Gov/abq or your local media
for the latest updates on this situation.


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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:16 PM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening...

* area and timing... Thursday afternoon and early evening for the
west Central Highlands, middle Rio Grande Valley, Sandia,
Manzano and Gallinas Mountains below 7500 feet, and the east
Central Plains where significant rainfall did not occur recently.

* 20 foot winds... westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph.
Winds may be locally higher near Clines Corners.

* Relative humidity... minimums between 10 and 15 percent.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.




202 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday for
strong winds and low relative humidities...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM
MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds... west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* Humidity... 9 to 15 percent.

* Highest threat... lowland locations south and east of a line
from Deming to Alamogordo.

* 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 extreme fire behavior.


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228 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /128 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/
this evening for relative humidity of 15% or less, 20 ft winds of
20 mph or more, and high to extreme fire danger...

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ to 7 PM
CDT /6 PM MDT/ Thursday for relative humidity of 15% or less, 20
ft winds of 20 mph or more, and high to extreme fire danger...

* humidity... today... 10%. Thursday... 10 to 15%.

* 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.







228 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /128 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ to 7 PM
CDT /6 PM MDT/ Thursday for relative humidity of 15% or less, 20
ft winds of 20 mph or more, and high to extreme fire danger...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a red
flag warning, which is in effect from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ to 7 PM
CDT /6 PM MDT/ Thursday.

* Humidity... 10%.

* Fire danger... high to very high.

* 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.