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Tuesday's extreme wind & fire danger stretches statewide

Kristen's Tuesday Morning Forecast

April 17th 2018 - A spring storm crossing to our north will crank up the winds statewide on Tuesday. Wind alerts stretch from stateline to stateline due to the potential for damaging wind gusts - 50mph to 70mph. Strong winds in combination with dry conditions (relative humidity values <15%) will raise concerns for fire danger -- outdoor burning/BBQs are strongly discouraged.

-- RED FLAG WARNING in effect for the entire state of New Mexico from 8AM to 9PM Tuesday due to strong winds (west 30-45mph / gusting to 70mph) and dry conditions resulting in high fire danger.
-- HIGH WIND WARNING in effect for most of central, northern and eastern NM until 9PM Tuesday due to strong west/southwest winds ranging from 35-45mph / gusting to 70mph.
-- WIND ADVISORY in effect for most of southern and western NM until 4PM due to strong west/southwest winds ranging from 25-35mph / gusting to 55mph.

Much lighter winds can be expected Wednesday as high pressure nudges in. Afternoon highs will drop to the upper 60s in the Rio Grande Valley before warming again on Thursday.

Our next spring storm will take a more southerly track through the state Thursday into Friday. Moisture being pulled up by this storm system will give us the potential for showers and thunderstorms over eastern NM on Friday afternoon.


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