National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning

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National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning

Critical fire weather conditions expected this afternoon through Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for portions of north and central New Mexico.

Day One…Today and Tonight

A Red Flag Warning is in effect this afternoon and early evening for much of eastern New Mexico where low humidities combined with strong winds will create critical fire weather conditions.

Days Two Through Seven…Tuesday through Sunday

Critical fire weather conditions are expected again on Tuesday afternoon and early evening across the eastern plains. Another storm system will cross the state Tuesday night through Wednesday, which may bring significant snow accumulations to the northern mountains

above 9000 feet. Rain can be expected at lower elevations, with windy conditions persisting.

Spotter Information Statement…

Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfires.

Impacted Areas:

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-246 AM

Daily Weather Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light southwest wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.