Watches, Warnings & Advisories



One product issued by NWS for: Cloudcroft NM

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
232 PM MDT Fri May 24 2024

...CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER EXPECTED SATURDAY...

.Increasing mid level flow in response to the subtropical jet
streak will generate a large-scale surface trough across eastern
New Mexico Saturday. Southwest winds increasing during the late
morning hours and remaining gusty throughout the day will combine
with very low humidity and ongoing drought conditions to cause
high fire danger. The highest risk for new fire starts will be in
Lincoln National Forest and the Guadalupe Range where above normal
fuel dryness and strong winds will lead to Extreme fire risk. Any
fires that develop will spread quickly through forested and dense
brush areas, and ongoing wildfires will be difficult to control.
Overnight RH recoveries both Saturday and Sunday morning will be
poor. Winds are expected to drop below critical thresholds
Saturday night. We will see less wind next week, but dryness will
continue with little chance for precipitation.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-251200-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0013.240525T1700Z-240526T0400Z/
 Southwest Mountains/Gila NF/Apache NF/GLZ-
 Southwest Deserts and Lowlands/Las Cruces BLM/GLZ-
 South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley/BLM/GLZ-
 Capitan and Sacramento Mountains/Lincoln NF/LNZ-
 Texas Fire Weather Zone 055
 El Paso County- Texas Fire Weather Zone 056
 Hudspeth County-
232 PM MDT Fri May 24 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM MDT
SATURDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

* AFFECTED AREA...Southwest and south-central New Mexico,
  including the Lincoln and Gila National Forests. Far west
  Texas including El Paso and Hudspeth Counties.

* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...4 to 7 percent lowlands and 7 to 12 percent
  mountains.

* EXPERIMENTAL RFTI...5 to 8 Critical 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 extreme fire behavior.

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Hefner