Harding County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 9:28 PM MST Feb. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from noon to 6 PM MST Sunday...

* location... northeast New Mexico as well as the Central

* Winds... west to southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 55

* Timing... winds will increase Sunday morning, reaching peak
speeds during the early to late afternoon hours before
diminishing early Sunday evening.

* Visibility... locally reduced to 3 to 5 miles in blowing dust.

* Local impacts... drivers of vans, campers, trailers, and other
high profile vehicles should exercise extreme caution,
especially with cross winds. This includes U.S. Highway 84,
state roads 104 and 39, and portions of Interstate 25 from the
Las Vegas area to Raton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Motorists should exercise caution while travelling. Sudden gusts
of wind may cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Extra
attention should be given to cross winds.

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:59 PM MST Feb. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 4 PM MST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon to 4 PM MST Sunday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Area and timing... northeast plains Sunday afternoon.

* 20 foot winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... 13 to 18 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

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