Effective: Mar 21 2013 08:52 AM MST

Expires: Mar 21 2013 08:00 PM MST

Warning:

Certainty: Likely

Urgency: Expected

Severity: Severe

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS FOR 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... ...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING FOR THE PERMIAN BASIN FOR 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER... .WINDY...DRY...AND WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO SOUTH AND EAST INTO WEST TEXAS. HIGHS TEMPERATURES FROM THE MID 70S AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE GUADALUPES TO THE LOWER 90S IN THE PECOS RIVER VALLEY WILL CAUSE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT. THIS ALONG WITH WEST WINDS INCREASING TO 30 TO 45 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS TO 20 TO 30 MPH ACROSS MUCH OF THE LOWLANDS AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR...UPPER TRANS PECOS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS...VAN HORN HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR... UPPER TRANS PECOS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS... * WIND...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...WEST WINDS 30 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH. ELSEWHERE...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. * HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

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