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Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 4:59 am MDT on April 23, 2014, expires at: 9:00 PM MDT on April 23, 2014
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MDT this evening... A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM MDT this evening.
  • 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 diminish later this evening.
  • 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 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:

Issued at: 6:07 PM MDT on April 22, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM MDT on April 23, 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 The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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. 26

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