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High Wind Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
331 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017

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

.As temperatures warm today stronger winds aloft will mix down to
the surface. Expect strong west winds across the Guadalupe
Mountains this afternoon and evening.

NMZ027-TXZ258-260300-
/O.UPG.KMAF.HW.A.0023.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMAF.HW.W.0029.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
231 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a High
Wind Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this
evening.

* TIMING...This afternoon and evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Motorists should exercise caution while driving and be
  alert to sudden gusts of wind which may cause you to lose
  control of your vehicle. Aviation interests may experience
  localized but extreme turbulence, or strong downward airflows,
  if flying in the vicinity of the Guadalupe Mountains.

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.

&&

$$


Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
337 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON
COUNTY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

.Unseasonably warm temperatures resulting in single-digit RH,
gusty west winds, and high to very high Fire Danger will combine
to produce critical fire weather conditions in Southeast New
Mexico and most of Culberson County this afternoon and evening.
The hot, dry, and windy conditions will continue on Friday, and
while wind speeds will be slightly lower, critical fire weather
conditions are expected to redevelop across the same areas Friday
afternoon into Friday evening.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-252100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0026.170526T1600Z-170527T0500Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0034.170525T1600Z-170526T0500Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
337 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017 /237 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH
TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening.

* WIND...Today, above 5000 feet, west 20 to 25 mph increasing to
  30 to 40 mph in the afternoon with higher gusts. Below 5000
  feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts. On Friday,
  above 5000 feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph. Below 5000 feet, west
  winds 20 to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5% to 7% today, 7% to 10% Friday.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING BETWEEN 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER, AS WELL AS FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU, DUE TO
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...RED FLAG WARNING BETWEEN 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Sunny skies combined with increased west winds, widespread Haines
6, and several hours of single digit RH will allow for critical
fire conditions across western and central NM Thursday. Winds
decrease somewhat Friday decreasing coverage of critical fire
condition across far NW Plateau. Low soil moisture and dry fuels
will enhance fire ignition potential across west-central NM to the
central valley Thursday and Friday.

NMZ105>109-251300-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0027.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0029.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
/O.EXT.KABQ.FW.W.0028.170525T1700Z-170526T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 11 AM to 9 PM MDT Friday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Areas located along and south of I-40, between
  the AZ and TX state lines, including the Albuquerque metro area.
  The most critical conditions are expected between 2pm and 6pm
  MDT both days.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest and west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
  45 mph, except up to 50 mph along and just east of the central
  mountains on Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities
  are expected both afternoons.

* 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.Increasing west-southwest flow ahead of a Pacific trough will
bring very dry air and strong winds to the Borderland Thursday
and likely again on Friday.  Single digit relative humidities are
expected across the region as temperatures reach the warmest
temperatures of the year. These dry conditions will combine with
increasing winds to create very critical fire weather conditions.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-251330-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0018.170526T1800Z-170527T0300Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0021.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Friday evening.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio
  Grande.

* 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.

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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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
1134 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...Windy conditions with patchy blowing dust for Southern New
Mexico and Far West Texas on Thursday...

.An enhanced southwest flow aloft along with a deepening surface
low to the east will result in surface winds increasing to 25 to
35 mph by Thursday afternoon. Many locations will see gusts
between 40 and 50 mph. Widespread blowing dust is expected to make
the afternoon hazy over most of the lowlands. Dust-prone areas and
area near construction will see thicker blowing dust; especially
along the border and along the interstate-10 corridor in the
afternoon and early evening. Winds will diminish during the
evening hours, but may linger along the eastern slopes of area
mountains past midnight. Friday will repeat the strong afternoon
winds.

NMZ402>417-TXZ418>424-251400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0022.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-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-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport,
Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita,
Cloverdale, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo,
Tularosa, White Sands Monument, Chaparral, Orogrande,
White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso, West El Paso,
Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro, Fort Bliss,
Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City, Salt Flat,
Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
1134 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* TIMING...Winds will increase above advisory criteria in the
  afternoon and gradually diminish in the evening hours. Mountain
  areas and east slope locations will see stronger winds until
  midnight.

* WINDS...West to southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up
  to 50 mph will be possible.

* IMPACTS...Strong cross winds along major roadways will make
  driving high profile vehicles difficult to control. Unsecured
  small light objects will be scattered. Visibility will be
  reduced to less than a mile in patchy blowing dust, especially
  along the interstate corridor in Southern New Mexico. Wildfire
  danger will be extremely high.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
337 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON
COUNTY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

.Unseasonably warm temperatures resulting in single-digit RH,
gusty west winds, and high to very high Fire Danger will combine
to produce critical fire weather conditions in Southeast New
Mexico and most of Culberson County this afternoon and evening.
The hot, dry, and windy conditions will continue on Friday, and
while wind speeds will be slightly lower, critical fire weather
conditions are expected to redevelop across the same areas Friday
afternoon into Friday evening.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-252100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0026.170526T1600Z-170527T0500Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0034.170525T1600Z-170526T0500Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
337 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017 /237 AM MDT Thu May 25 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH
TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday evening.

* WIND...Today, above 5000 feet, west 20 to 25 mph increasing to
  30 to 40 mph in the afternoon with higher gusts. Below 5000
  feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts. On Friday,
  above 5000 feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph. Below 5000 feet, west
  winds 20 to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5% to 7% today, 7% to 10% Friday.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.Increasing west-southwest flow ahead of a Pacific trough will
bring very dry air and strong winds to the Borderland Thursday
and likely again on Friday.  Single digit relative humidities are
expected across the region as temperatures reach the warmest
temperatures of the year. These dry conditions will combine with
increasing winds to create very critical fire weather conditions.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-251330-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0018.170526T1800Z-170527T0300Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0021.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
139 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Friday evening.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio
  Grande.

* 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.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
321 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017

TXZ021>044-260830-
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-
Floyd-Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-
Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
321 AM CDT Thu May 25 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains...Rolling
Plains and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The combination of much warmer than normal temperatures, RH
values falling into the single digits, and gusty southwesterly
winds up to 35 mph, fire weather concerns will be elevated this
afternoon. A Rangeland Fire Danger Statement has been issued from
noon to 8 PM today for the southwestern TX Panhandle and the
western South Plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
434 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

NMZ501>540-251100-
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-
434 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical fire weather conditions are expected across much of western
and central New Mexico and portions of the east central plains
Thursday due to strong winds, low humidity, dry fuels, and an
unstable atmosphere. Critical fire weather conditions are possible
again on Friday across many of the same areas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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