Lowlands of the Bootheel Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 2:29 PM MDT Apr. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM
MDT Tuesday.

* Timing... winds will increase late morning Tuesday with maximum
winds occurring between 1 PM and 7 PM.

* Winds... west winds will have sustained speeds near 40 mph with
gusts between 50 and 60 mph.

* Impacts... blowing dust will reduce the visibility to less than
a mile over isolated locations causing dangerous driving
conditions. The combination of strong winds... warm
temperatures and low humidity will cause critical fire weather
conditions.

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.





Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:07 PM MDT Apr. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening
for strong winds and low relative humidities for fire weather
zones 055, 056, 111, 112, and 113... ..
... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Tuesday for
strong winds and low relative humidities...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM
MDT Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Wind Monday and Tuesday... west-southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts
over 50 mph.

* Humidity Monday... 5 to 9 percent.

* Humidity Tuesday... 9 to 13 percent.

* Highest threat Monday... west of a line from Alamogordo to El
Paso. Highest threat Tuesday... south and east of a line from
Truth or Consequences to Deming to Animas.

* 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.