Lowlands of the Bootheel Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 03:40 PM MDT del 22 Aprile 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM MDT Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM MDT Wednesday.

* Event: strong west winds with areas of blowing dust and wind gusts to 50 mph.

* Timing: winds will increase through the late morning and become the strongest in the mid to late afternoon hours. Winds will slow soon after midnight.

* Impact: strong winds will create hazardous driving conditions for drivers of high profile vehicles and motorcycles. Blowing dust will also restrict visibilities. Wildfire danger will be elevated...be careful with flames and Sparks.

* Visibility: many areas will see visibilities slightly reduced to three to five miles...but a few dust prone locations could see visibilities reduced to less than 1/2 mile. Visibility will improve after sunset.

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.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 06:07 PM MDT del 22 Aprile 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM MDT Wednesday 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 1 PM to 8 PM MDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* For elevations below 7500 feet mean sea level.

* Timing: 1 PM MDT to 8 PM MDT Wednesday.

* Wind: west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* Humidity: 7 to 15 percent.

* 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 will create extreme fire growth potential.

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