Effective: Mar 16 2013 11:21 AM MST

Expires: Mar 16 2013 07:00 PM MST

Warning:

Certainty: Likely

Urgency: Expected

Severity: Severe

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MID EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...UPPER TRANS PECOS AND REEVES COUNTY FOR 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... ...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...UPPER TRANS PECOS AND REEVES COUNTY FOR 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER... MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... .WEST WINDS WILL BRING UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND WILL COMBINE WITH A VERY DRY AIRMASS TO PRODUCE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. 20FT WINDS WILL REACH OR EXCEED 20 MPH ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND SURROUNDING PLAINS THROUGH THIS EVENING AND POSSIBLY AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THESE FEATURES WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH FIRE DANGER TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING AND POSSIBLY SUNDAY. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...UPPER TRANS PECOS AND REEVES COUNTY AND VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS... UPPER TRANS PECOS AND REEVES COUNTY AND VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... * WIND...MOUNTAINS...WEST 20 TO 40 MPH... GUSTS TO 55 MPH. PLAINS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTY. * HUMIDITY...3 TO 8 PERCENT THROUGH MID EVENING... 5 TO 10 PERCENT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

RED FLAG WARNING... NO FIRE. AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND- DRIVEN WILDFIRES. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Locations Affected: Guadalupe Mountains; Southeast Plains

ZIP Codes Affected:

  • 88114 - Crossroads, NM
  • 88201 - Roswell, NM
  • 88202 - Roswell, NM
  • 88203 - Roswell, NM
  • 88210 - Artesia, NM
  • 88211 - Artesia, NM
  • 88213 - Caprock, NM
  • 88220 - Carlsbad, NM
  • 88221 - Carlsbad, NM
  • 88230 - Dexter, NM
  • 88231 - Eunice, NM
  • 88232 - Hagerman, NM
  • 88240 - Hobbs, NM
  • 88241 - Hobbs, NM
  • 88242 - Hobbs, NM
  • 88244 - Hobbs, NM
  • 88250 - Hope, NM
  • 88252 - Jal, NM
  • 88253 - Lake Arthur, NM
  • 88254 - Lakewood, NM
  • 88255 - Loco Hills, NM
  • 88256 - Loving, NM
  • 88260 - Lovington, NM
  • 88262 - Mcdonald, NM
  • 88263 - Malaga, NM
  • 88264 - Maljamar, NM
  • 88265 - Monument, NM
  • 88267 - Tatum, NM
  • 88268 - Whites City, NM
  • 88301 - Carrizozo, NM
  • 88310 - Alamogordo, NM
  • 88311 - Alamogordo, NM
  • 88312 - Alto, NM
  • 88314 - Bent, NM
  • 88316 - Capitan, NM
  • 88317 - Cloudcroft, NM
  • 88318 - Corona, NM
  • 88323 - Fort Stanton, NM
  • 88324 - Glencoe, NM
  • 88325 - High Rolls Mountain Park, NM
  • 88330 - Holloman Air Force Base, NM
  • 88336 - Hondo, NM
  • 88337 - La Luz, NM
  • 88338 - Lincoln, NM
  • 88339 - Mayhill, NM
  • 88340 - Mescalero, NM
  • 88341 - Nogal, NM
  • 88342 - Orogrande, NM
  • 88343 - Picacho, NM
  • 88344 - Pinon, NM
  • 88345 - Ruidoso, NM
  • 88346 - Ruidoso Downs, NM
  • 88347 - Sacramento, NM
  • 88348 - San Patricio, NM
  • 88349 - Sunspot, NM
  • 88350 - Timberon, NM
  • 88351 - Tinnie, NM
  • 88352 - Tularosa, NM
  • 88354 - Weed, NM
  • 88355 - Ruidoso, NM