An upper level storm system will continue to deepen over the western U.S. this afternooon, then sweep eastward across the central Rockies today.
Strong mid level winds at the base of this system will likely result in strong winds in the Guadalupe Mountains, and the higher elevations of the Davis Mountains today.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains and the higher elevations of the Davis Mountains until 9 PM CST Saturday.
The increased winds from this upper system will combine with above normal temperatures and dry air over the region to produce critical fire weather conditions across much of southeast New Mexico and west Texas through Saturday
afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for these locations from 11 AM until 8 PM CST. In addition, 25-35 mph winds and gusts to 50 mph will affect the southeast New Mexico plains and the Van Horn area. A Wind Advisory is in effect for these areas late this morning and afternoon.
3/10/2009 - Colder Weather Beginning Tomorrow
3/5/2009 - Critical Fire Weather through Saturday
2/26/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Continues
2/25/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Concerns Continue
2/25/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Through Thursday
2/24/2009 - Fire weather concerns remain high
2/24/2009 - Fire Concerns Continue Today
2/23/2009 - Critical Fire Weather Conditions Tuesday
2/23/2009 - Severe Weather Awareness Week