Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Ward-
Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-
445 AM CDT Sat Mar 25 2017 /345 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017/
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20'
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...
* HUMIDITY...5 to 15%.
* WIND...Mountains...West 20 to 25 mph, increasing to 25 to 35 mph
with higher gusts in the afternoon. Plains...West 20 to 25 mph
with higher gusts.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.
Northwest Plateau-West Central Highlands-
San Francisco River Valley-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-
1217 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017
...FREEZING TEMPERATURES TO RETURN AFTER RECORD WARMTH...
The powerful early spring storm system exiting NM today will pull
in the coldest low temperatures seen in several weeks. The record
warm weather through much of March has led to a very early spring
bloom in many areas that usually don't experience their last freeze
well into April. Low temperatures tonight will fall into the lower
to middle 20's in the area from Taos to Espanola, Raton, Las Vegas
and the Estancia Valley. Temperatures are expected to fall into
the lower 30's for areas like Farmington, Glenwood, Santa Fe into
the Albuquerque Valley, and across much of the northeast and east
central plains of NM. These temperatures will be cold enough to
kill tender vegetation that has greened up very early this year.
Folks with gardening interests across this region will need to
take the necessary precautions to protect sensitive vegetation.