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Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
755 PM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

AZZ151-152-291100-
/O.EXP.KTWC.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170429T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0008.170429T1800Z-170430T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 152
Southern Greenlee County-Central and Eastern Cochise County-
Southern Graham County-Southern San Carlos Apache Nation-
755 PM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
SATURDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...FALLING HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152......RED FLAG WARNING IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST SATURDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY...GUSTY
WIND AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS PARTS OF ZONE 151 AND 152...

...RED FLAG WARNING ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...The Red Flag Warning Saturday covers areas from
  Safford south in zone 152 and the southeast part of zone 151
  including the Sawmill Fire area.

* TIMING...The Red Flag warning Saturday will be in effect from
  11 AM to 8 PM MST.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds from the northwest at 15 to 25
  mph with gusts to 35 mph east and south of Tucson.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Humidity levels Saturday afternoon will drop
  into the 7 to 12 percent range area wide.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly under the influence of very
  strong winds.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.gov/Tucson
  and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Red Flag Warning for portions of Southeast Arizona.

&&

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
744 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS FAR SOUTHWEST NEW
MEXICO ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.Dry and windy conditions are expected in the southwestern corner
of New Mexico as an upper level trough approaches the region.
This will lead to relative humidities between 10 and 15 percent
and west winds between 20 to 30 mph accompanied by stronger gusts
up to 40 mph. The combinations of these factors will lead to
Critical fire weather conditions across far southwest New Mexico.

NMZ111-300100-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0016.170429T1800Z-170430T0100Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
744 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT
SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 111...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111.

* WIND...Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Lowland locations south and west and south
  of a line from Deming to Lordsburg.

* 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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TRIPOLI


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
344 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...Windy with blowing dust across much of Southern New Mexico and
Far West Texas continue this evening...

.A late spring storm system organizing over the central Rockies
will drop down to northern New Mexico tonight and Saturday. This
system will create strong west winds that will persist into the
evening. Winds will peak out around 25 to 35 mph late this
afternoon, with gusts to 40 to 50 mph. Local blowing dust could
reduce visibilities to one mile or less in dust prone areas,
especially from Deming south and west. A cold front will push in
this evening and overnight to keep the winds up. The winds will
diminish some mid-evening tonight most areas but remain breezy,
the exception being along east slopes of terrain, where the strong
winds will continue past midnight and into early Saturday
morning.

NMZ413-TXZ419-290600-
/O.CON.KEPZ.DU.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-170429T0100Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-170429T1000Z/
Southern Tularosa Basin-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Including the cities of Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, East and Northeast El Paso,
Socorro, and Fort Bliss
344 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM MDT SATURDAY...

* TIMING...Winds will stay strong through the afternoon and into
  the early evening, briefly diminishing some before increasing
  again around midnight.

* WINDS...West winds will have sustained speeds of 25 to 35 mph
  with gusts to 50 mph.

* VISIBILITY...Local blowing dust will reduce the visibility to
  less than five miles over much of the area with the visibility
  less than a half mile across a few locations.

* IMPACTS...The strong winds and low visibility due to blowing
  dust will cause dangerous driving conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of at least 30 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

A Blowing Dust Advisory means that blowing dust will restrict
visibilities. Travelers are urged to use caution.

&&

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High Wind Watch


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
134 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND GUADALUPE PASS SATURDAY NIGHT...

.An intense upper level trough has brought strong winds to the
Guadalupe Mountains that will continue into the evening. High
winds are expected again Saturday and Saturday night. Expect west
winds through Saturday afternoon before gap winds develop with
northeast winds pushing through Guadalupe Pass behind a strong
cold front Saturday night.

TXZ258-290245-
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.W.0024.000000T0000Z-170429T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.A.0022.170429T1800Z-170430T0900Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...This afternoon and then again Saturday afternoon and
  night.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph this
  afternoon and evening. West 40 to 50 mph with gusts near 65
  mph Saturday afternoon and evening switching to northeast at
  40 to 50 mph Saturday night.

* IMPACTS...Severe turbulence near the mountains will be
  hazardous for light low flying aircraft. These winds could
  make driving difficult for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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.

&&

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
134 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND GUADALUPE PASS SATURDAY NIGHT...

.An intense upper level trough has brought strong winds to the
Guadalupe Mountains that will continue into the evening. High
winds are expected again Saturday and Saturday night. Expect west
winds through Saturday afternoon before gap winds develop with
northeast winds pushing through Guadalupe Pass behind a strong
cold front Saturday night.

NMZ027-290245-
/O.EXT.KMAF.HW.A.0022.170429T1800Z-170430T0900Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.W.0024.000000T0000Z-170429T0200Z/
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-
Including the city of Queen
1234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...This afternoon and then again Saturday afternoon and
  evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts near 60 mph this
  afternoon and evening. West 40 to 50 mph with gusts near 65
  mph Saturday afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...Severe turbulence near the mountains will be
  hazardous for light low flying aircraft. These winds could
  make driving difficult for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
808 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ412-414>416-290500-
Central Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Including the cities of Alamogordo, Tularosa,
White Sands Monument, Mescalero, Timberon, Mountain Park,
Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill, Pinon,
and Sacramento
808 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Scattered showers and isolated storms are developing and tracking
northeast around 25 mph across the Sacramento mountains and
lowlands across northern Otero county. Cloud to ground
lightning...short periods of light to moderate rainfall mixed with
small hail and wind gusts to 45 mph or higher will be possible
with this activity over the next few hours.

$$
tripoli

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
808 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ401>403-408-290500-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Hillsboro,
and Winston
808 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Scattered showers and isolated storms are developing and tracking
east northeast around 25 mph across Grant county. Cloud to ground
lightning...short periods of light to moderate rainfall mixed with
small hail and wind gusts to 45 mph or higher will be possible
with this activity over the next few hours.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
129 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-291000-
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-Terrell-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Artesia, Carlsbad,
Carlsbad Caverns NP, Tatum, Hobbs, Lovington, Eunice, Jal,
Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews, Stanton, Big Spring,
Colorado City, Van Horn, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland,
Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Alpine,
Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, Presidio, Marfa, Big Bend NP,
Marathon, Dryden, Sanderson, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
129 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017 /1229 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

...Sharply colder temperatures including a late season freeze
expected for portions of the region Saturday night/Sunday
morning...

An intense upper level trough will send a strong cold front
through the area Saturday evening. Temperatures will fall quickly
into the 30`s and 40`s Saturday night. Record lows will be
possible with the coldest temperatures across northern portions of
Lea county and the higher terrain of the Guadalupe and Davis
Mountains. In these areas, a light, late season freeze is expected
with lows Sunday morning in the upper 20`s and low 30`s. Many of
these locations have yet to fully green-up, but any sensitive
plants should be covered or protected. Strong northerly winds will
also create wind chills mostly in the teens and 20`s areawide
Sunday morning.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
134 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-291845-
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-Guadalupe Mountains-
134 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017 /1234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

Gusty southwest winds 35 to 45 mph, with gusts near 60 mph, in the
Guadalupe Mountains expected to persist through this evening. A High
Wind Warning remains in effect.

A brief period of near critical fire weather conditions are expected
across western portions of the region late this afternoon into early
evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Strong winds could affect the Guadalupe Mountains Saturday. A High
Wind Watch has been issued for strong southwest winds for Saturday
afternoon and evening, and strong northeast winds behind a cold
front in Guadalupe Pass Saturday night.

A light freeze will be possible in northern Lea County, the
Guadalupe Mountains and portions of the Davis Mountains, early Sunday
morning.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...
http://weather.gov/midland

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ401-404>407-409>413-417-TXZ418>424-291200-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Poor driving conditions this afternoon and evening as strong
winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph develop, along
with blowing dust dropping visibilities occasionally to one mile
or less.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph will continue Saturday, resulting in
minor driving difficulties. No hazardous weather is expected the
remainder of the period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ402-403-408-414>416-291200-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
428 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico and southwest New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Hazardous driving conditions this afternoon and evening as strong
winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph develop.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph will continue Saturday, resulting in
minor driving difficulties. Some light snow is possible over the
Sacramento Mountains Saturday night, possibly creating some slick
roads. No hazardous weather is expected the remainder of the
period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hefner

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
356 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

NMZ501>540-291000-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
356 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A potent storm system will move into the region today. Showers and
scattered thunderstorms are expected over the southeastern half of
New Mexico today as the cold front pushes through the state. Snow
will begin to increase over Northeastern New Mexico this evening.
This snow, along with strong winds, will create hazardous travel
conditions over much of NE New Mexico.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Strong winds and heavy snow are expected to continue over NE New
Mexico most of the day on Saturday before tapering off overnight
Saturday into Sunday. Temperatures will remain below normal through
Thursday with a chance of some precipitation over NE New Mexico
Tuesday and Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report snowfall amounts through the
National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at weather.gov/abq
or by calling 1.888.386.7637.

$$

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