Fire weather warning; high wind watch; wind advisory in effect for Brewster County this evening and tomorrow

Fire Weather Warning
NM SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-GAINES-DAWSON-ANDREWS-MARTIN-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
WARD-CRANE-UPTON-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
247 PM CDT SAT APR 26 2014 /147 PM MDT SAT APR 26 2014/

…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 MOUNTAINS…VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR…UPPER TRANS
PECOS…SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS AND WESTERN PERMIAN BASIN…

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT /11
AM TO 9 PM CDT/ SUNDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE
GUADALUPE AND MOUNTAINS…VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR…UPPER
TRANS PECOS…SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS AND WESTERN PERMIAN
BASIN…

* WINDS…TODAY…SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH AND GUSTY IN THE
PLAINS…35 TO 55 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS. SUNDAY…WEST WINDS 25
TO 40 MPH IN THE PLAINS…40 TO 60 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* HUMIDITY…5 TO 10 PERCENT EACH DAY.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY
DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER SITUATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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High Wind Watch
NMZ028-TXZ057-058-074-080-081-271100-
/O.EXT.KMAF.WI.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-140427T1200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.A.0013.140427T1800Z-140428T0000Z/
EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ARTESIA…CARLSBAD…
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP…VAN HORN…PECOS…ALPINE…FORT DAVIS…
MARFA…BIG BEND NP…MARATHON
209 PM CDT SAT APR 26 2014 /109 PM MDT SAT APR 26 2014/

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT /6 AM MDT/ SUNDAY…
…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* EVENT…VERY WINDY TONIGHT. POSSIBLE HIGH WIND CONDITIONS SUNDAY.

* TIMING…THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* WINDS…TONIGHT…WEST TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.
SUNDAY…WEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH
IN THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…DRIVERS OF VANS…CAMPERS…TRAILERS…AND OTHER
HIGH- PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF THESE
WINDS…ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED
ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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Wind Advisory
NMZ028-TXZ057-058-074-080-081-271100-
/O.EXT.KMAF.WI.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-140427T1200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.A.0013.140427T1800Z-140428T0000Z/
EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ARTESIA…CARLSBAD…
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP…VAN HORN…PECOS…ALPINE…FORT DAVIS…
MARFA…BIG BEND NP…MARATHON
209 PM CDT SAT APR 26 2014 /109 PM MDT SAT APR 26 2014/

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT /6 AM MDT/ SUNDAY…
…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* EVENT…VERY WINDY TONIGHT. POSSIBLE HIGH WIND CONDITIONS SUNDAY.

* TIMING…THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* WINDS…TONIGHT…WEST TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.
SUNDAY…WEST WINDS 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH
IN THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…DRIVERS OF VANS…CAMPERS…TRAILERS…AND OTHER
HIGH- PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE DANGER OF THESE
WINDS…ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ALONG NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED
ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

Source: Intellicast

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