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High Wind Warning


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
151 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

.STRONG WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM
SYSTEM SHIFTS FROM THE FOUR CORNERS REGION EASTWARD TOWARD THE
AREA.

NMZ027-TXZ258-240600-
/O.CON.KMAF.HW.W.0022.140423T1900Z-140424T0600Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...
PINE SPRINGS
1251 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

* EVENT...STRONG WINDS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH.

* IMPACTS...MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE
  DRIVING. BE ALERT TO SUDDEN GUSTS OF WIND THAT MAY CAUSE YOU
  TO LOSE CONTROL OF YOUR VEHICLE. AVIATION INTERESTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE LOCALIZED BUT EXTREME TURBULENCE...OR STRONG
  DOWNWARD AIRFLOWS...IF FLYING IN THE VICINITY OF THE GUADALUPE
  MOUNTAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$


Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
312 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

OKZ001-002-TXZ001-002-006-007-011-012-016-017-240300-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-140424T0300Z/
CIMARRON-TEXAS-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HARTLEY-MOORE-OLDHAM-POTTER-
DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-
312 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF
THE COMBINED TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES...GENERALLY WEST OF A
LINE FROM GUYMON TO LAKE MEREDITH TO AMARILLO AND CANYON...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN OKLAHOMA...CIMARRON AND TEXAS. IN TEXAS...
  DALLAM...SHERMAN...HARTLEY...MOORE...OLDHAM...POTTER...DEAF
  SMITH AND RANDALL.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FROM 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* TIMING...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH 10 PM
  THIS EVENING.

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 FAVORABLE WEATHER FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD. AVOID
ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AMA (ALL LOWER CASE)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
153 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS FROM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL
9 PM MDT FOR 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...RH OF 5 TO 15
PERCENT AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH WEST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO TODAY. INCREASING SOUTHWEST AND WEST WINDS
WILL COMBINE WITH A VERY DRY AIRMASS AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WEST OF
A DRYLINE TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-240300-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0032.000000T0000Z-140424T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
1253 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...

* WIND...PLAINS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH AND GUSTY. MOUNTAINS...
  SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 45 MPH AND GUSTY.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE
SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW
QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND- DRIVEN WILDFIRES.

&&

$$


FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MAF (ALL LOWER CASE)


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
749 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND
PLAINS...EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...AND SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...

.AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO STRONG
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS...HIGH HAINES AND ABOVE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE STATE FROM THE WEST.

NMZ103-104-106>108-241400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0027.140425T1800Z-140426T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS/EASTERN CARSON AND SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
749 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST
  CENTRAL PLAINS...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS AND
  MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST AND WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 TO 10 PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
200 PM MST WED APR 23 2014


AZZ105-109-110-112>114-140-240500-
/O.NEW.KFGZ.FW.A.0005.140425T1900Z-140426T0200Z/
MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105)-
NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
109)-CHINLE VALLEY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 112)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
113)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
114)-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264 (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
140)-
200 PM MST WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY...NORTHEAST
PLATEAUS...AND MARBLE AND GLEN CANYON DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY...NORTHEAST
  PLATEAUS...AND THE GLEN AND MARBLE CANYON AREAS.

* TIMING...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM
  NOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
137 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-240745-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RANGELY...DINOSAUR...CRAIG...HAYDEN...
MEEKER...RIO BLANCO...COLUMBINE...TOPONAS...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS AND VICINITY...GRAND JUNCTION...FRUITA...
PALISADE...RIFLE...SILT...PARACHUTE...MESA...GLENWOOD SPRINGS...
EAGLE...CARBONDALE...SKYWAY...ASPEN...VAIL...SNOWMASS...
CEDAREDGE...DELTA...HOTCHKISS...MONTROSE...CRESTED BUTTE...
TAYLOR PARK...MARBLE...BUFORD...TRAPPERS LAKE...GUNNISON...
CIMARRON...RIDGWAY...GLADE PARK...OURAY...TELLURIDE...LAKE CITY...
SILVERTON...RICO...HESPERUS...GATEWAY...NUCLA...CORTEZ...
DOVE CREEK...MANCOS...DURANGO...BAYFIELD...IGNACIO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS AND VICINITY...BLANDING...BLUFF...MEXICAN HAT...
MANILA...DUTCH JOHN...VERNAL...JENSEN...BALLARD...FORT DUCHESNE...
RANDLETT...MOAB...CASTLE VALLEY...THOMPSON SPRINGS...
MONTICELLO AND VICINITY
137 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION AND WIND EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

A TWO-PART LATE SEASON WINTER STORM WILL REACH EASTERN UTAH EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING AND SPREAD PRECIPITATION EAST INTO WESTERN
COLORADO DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. ERRATIC WINDS...RAIN IN THE
VALLEYS...AND SNOW ACCUMULATION AT ABOUT 9000 FEET AND HIGHER IS
EXPECTED.

SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN A STRONG COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH FROM WEST TO EAST BRINGING ANOTHER PULSE OF ENERGY
AND MOISTURE THROUGH THE AREA. THIS SECOND WEATHER DISTURBANCE
LATE SATURDAY AND EARLY SUNDAY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAIN...AND
ACCUMULATING SNOW POTENTIALLY AS LOW AS 5500 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS COLD FRONT.

TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND IS ANTICIPATED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THROUGH
THE MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLY EVEN HIGHER VALLEY LOCATIONS DUE TO
ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. STAY TUNED TO THIS DEVELOPING
WEATHER SYSTEM FOR MORE DETAILS AS THE EVENT BECOMES CLOSER.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
839 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-241100-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
839 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT FOR LOCATIONS
WEST OF LINE FROM GUYMON TO AMARILLO DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE TEXAS AND
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES SATURDAY. SOME OF THESE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE
WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AS THE MAIN THREATS.

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY ACROSS
MAINLY THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE. ELEVATED TO CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE AREA WIDE SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY AND THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

AREA FIRE MANAGERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
ELEVATED AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS EVENING AND FRIDAY
THROUGH MONDAY.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
831 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

TXZ021>044-250145-
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-HALL-CHILDRESS-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-
FLOYD-MOTLEY-COTTLE-COCHRAN-HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-DICKENS-KING-
YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-KENT-STONEWALL-
831 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE EXTREME SOUTHERN TEXAS
PANHANDLE...SOUTH PLAINS AND ROLLING PLAINS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A DYNAMIC STORM SYSTEM BY THIS WEEKEND MAY GENERATE SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT EAST OF THE
CAPROCK ESCARPMENT. FARTHER WEST...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. AS THE STORM
SYSTEM INTENSIFIES AND TRACKS NORTH OF THE REGION BY SUNDAY...
STRONG WESTERLY WINDS AND BLOWING DUST COULD THREATEN MUCH OF THE
OUTLOOK AREA.
.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
321 PM MST WED APR 23 2014

AZZ004>018-037>040-240815-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
321 PM MST WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

ON FRIDAY....SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 45 MPH ARE PROBABLE ALONG AND NORTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF NORTHEAST ARIZONA.
SEE PHXRFWFGZ FOR DETAILS.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. A STRONG LATE SEASON COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE THROUGH NORTHERN ARIZONA. VERY STRONG SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS
ARE EXPECTED WITH THE FRONT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW ARE FORECAST
WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD FALL TO
AROUND 6500 FEET SATURDAY MORNING IN COCONINO AND YAVAPAI
COUNTIES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME...BUT
SNOWFALL WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS
ARE LIKELY ABOVE 6500 FEET. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TO CONTINUE
SATURDAY NIGHT.

ON SUNDAY...EXPECT CLEARING CONDITIONS FROM WEST TO EAST WITH GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED UNTIL FRIDAY.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
207 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-241915-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-
LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-
BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
207 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014 /107 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND WEST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

WARM...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON.
RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL OCCUR WITH ANY FIRES THAT
START...SO CAUTION IS ADVISED. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT
FOR THESE AREAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED
IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.
A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON A DRYLINE OVER
THE LOW ROLLING PLAINS...EASTERN PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER TRANS
PECOS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME OF THE STORMS WILL BE
SEVERE WITH AT LEAST GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OVER 60
MPH. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL COULD ALSO OCCUR WITH THESE STRONGER
STORMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

WARM...WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS COULD RESULT IN WIDESPREAD
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
AND WEST TEXAS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND EAST OF
A DRYLINE OVER THE LOW ROLLING PLAINS...EASTERN PERMIAN BASIN AND
LOWER TRANS PECOS SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. STRONGER
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THERE IS A LOW POSSIBILITY FOR SPOTTER ACTIVATION EAST OF A GAIL
TO FT STOCKTON LINE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...
AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
MIDLAND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT /LOWER CASE/
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1109 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

COZ058>089-093>099-241715-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST LAKE COUNTY ABOVE 11000 FT-
LEADVILLE VICINITY/LAKE COUNTY BELOW 11000 FT-
EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
WESTERN CHAFFEE COUNTY BETWEEN 9000 AND 11000 FT-
CENTRAL CHAFFEE COUNTY BELOW 9000 FT-
WESTERN MOSQUITO RANGE/EAST CHAFFEE COUNTY ABOVE 9000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY WEST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
SAGUACHE COUNTY EAST OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE BELOW 10000 FT-
LA GARITA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY/EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS BELOW 10000 FT-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
DEL NORTE VICINITY/NORTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
ALAMOSA VICINITY/CENTRAL SAN LUIS VALLEY BELOW 8500 FT-
SOUTHERN SAN LUIS VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT-
NORTHWESTERN FREMONT COUNTY ABOVE 8500 FT-
WESTERN/CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY BELOW 8500 FT-
WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY BELOW 8500 FEET-
WET MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 6300 AND 10000 FT-
WET MOUNTAINS ABOVE 10000 FT-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE ABOVE 7500 FT/PIKES PEAK BETWEEN
7500 AND 11000 FT-PIKES PEAK ABOVE 11000 FT-
CANON CITY VICINITY/EASTERN FREMONT COUNTY-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW
7500 FT-
COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE
BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT-
WALSENBURG VICINITY/UPPER HUERFANO RIVER BASIN BELOW 7500 FT-
TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-
CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-
EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-
LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY-
1109 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...EAST
CENTRAL...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON...AS WELL AS
ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS INTO THIS EVENING. THE
PRIMARY METEOROLOGICAL THREATS WILL BE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
AND WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET. ANY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN AN INCH.

ONE OR TWO STORMS OVER THE FAR SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS COULD BECOME
STRONG FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. IF THESE
STORMS DEVELOP THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF GENERATING HAIL TO NICKEL
SIZE AND WIND GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS...COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
LEVELS...WILL PRODUCE NEAR CRITICAL TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM TODAY ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
COLORADO PLAINS AND ALONG THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN COLORADO THIS WEEKEND.
THE SYSTEM COULD POTENTIALLY BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF WIND DRIVEN
WET SNOW TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET...WITH WIND DRIVEN RAIN OR
RAIN SHOWERS BELOW 6000 FEET. IF THE SYSTEM FOLLOWS CURRENT MODEL
TIMING...PRECIPITATION WOULD BEGIN ALONG THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...SPREAD TO THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT...AND THEN CROSS ONTO THE PLAINS EARLY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY.

THIS STORM SYSTEM IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY AND IT`S TRACK REMAINS
VERY UNCERTAIN. STAY TUNED THROUGH THE WEEK FOR THE LATEST FORECAST
UPDATES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER CONDITIONS THAT MEET REPORTING CRITERIA FOR SPOTTERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
PLAINS.

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
613 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-241215-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
613 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TODAY MAINLY OVER THE
COLORADO MOUNTAINS.

LOCALIZED FREEZING TEMPERATURES NEAR DAYBREAK ARE EXPECTED FOR
THE LOWER VALLEYS...WHICH MAY THREATEN TENDER VEGETATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY

FRIDAY...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY APPROACH CRITICAL FOR SOME
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO...DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY AND
INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS.

SATURDAY...A POTENTIALLY STRONG SPRING STORM WILL BRING STRONG
GUSTY WINDS TO THE REGION ON SATURDAY. SHOWERS WILL BE DEVELOPING
FROM THE WEST AND SPREAD EASTWARD DURING THE DAY.

RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY FOR THE WESTERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS ON
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE
9000 FEET. COOLER AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY...ESPECIALLY FOR NORTHWEST COLORADO.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY OR TONIGHT...HOWEVER
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT EXCESSIVE WIND OR ANY OBSERVED
WIND RELATED DAMAGE TO THE GRAND JUNCTION FORECAST OFFICE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
559 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ501>540-241200-
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 CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-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-
559 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO TODAY. WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST IN THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS
AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF THE STATE WHERE SOME AREAS OF BLOWING DUST
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST AGAIN ON FRIDAY...MAINLY OVER CENTRAL TO
EASTERN AREAS OF THE STATE.

EVEN STRONGER WINDS ARE THEN EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AS A VIGOROUS
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE STATE. SOME GUSTS MAY EVEN
APPROACH SEVERE LEVELS OF 60 MPH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH AREAS OF
BLOWING DUST AND MORE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER ALSO POSSIBLE. IN
ADDITION...SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ALSO EXPECTED THIS
WEEKEND...PRIMARILY OVER THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS OF THE
STATE.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY.

$$

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Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
801 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

NMZ523>539-240305-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-GUADALUPE COUNTY-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-QUAY COUNTY-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
UNION COUNTY-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAPULIN...CARRIZOZO...CLAYTON...
CLINES CORNERS...CLOVIS...CONCHAS...FORT SUMNER...GRAN QUIVIRA...
LAS VEGAS...PICACHO...PORTALES...RATON...SPRINGER...ROSWELL...ROY...
RUIDOSO...SANTA ROSA...TUCUMCARI
801 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.NOW...
VIRGA SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHEAST...EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS. CITIES AFFECTED WILL BE CAPULIN...
SANTA ROSA...SUMNER LAKE...CORONA...ELIDA AND LINCOLN. NO
PRECIPITATION EXPECTED WITH LOCALIZED WIND GUSTS NEARING 45 TO 55
MPH.


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