Las Cruces’s weather forecast for today, reported at 5:15 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of May. Today, patchy blowing dust after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 84. Windy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. And then, Tonight, patchy blowing dust before 7pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Windy, with a west southwest wind 24 to 29 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Thursday, sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Looking ahead, Thursday Night, mostly clear, with a low around 52. West southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming north northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Sunrise today will be at 6:05 am and the sun will set at 8:02 pm.
There are 3 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas. Day one. Today and Tonight The upper level storm system that brought winds and dust to the region yesterday, will be moving away from the area today, but we will still have a windy day with winds of 20 to 30 mph. Dust will be less of a problem as the lower wind speeds and cooler temperatures will help keep the dust down. Days two through seven. Wednesday through Monday We will again be windy on Wednesday then we will take a little break from the winds until we are breezy on Saturday and windy on Sunday and Monday of next week. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation is not anticipated today.
Urgent – fire weather message. Windy and dry conditions expected to continue through wednesday. A deep upper low is moving between Colorado and New Mexico tonight with a second low dropping out of the Pacific Northwest and heading this way. These systems will help to deepen a surface low over eastern Colorado and tighten the pressure gradient across much of New Mexico and far west Texas. Fire dangers are currently high to very high over the area. The strong winds will combine with low relative humidities falling into the lower to mid teens to create critical fire weather conditions tomorrow. Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 9 pm Mountain Daylight Time wednesday for strong winds and low humidities for fire weather zones 055, 056, 111, and 112. Red flag warning in effect from noon to 9 pm Mountain Daylight Time wednesday for strong winds and low relative humidities for fire weather zones 055, 056, 111, and 112. Wind. West to southwest at 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Humidity. to 14 percent. Highest threat. is located over Luna and Dona Ana Counties. 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Urgent – weather message. Strong winds and blowing dust to continue through the evening hours. An upper level storm system over southern Colorado has pushed a cold front through the area last night. Despite the fact that the storm system is moving off to our east we will still see windy conditions today. Winds in the Sacramento Mountains will continue to be at their peak through the early evening hours, with weaker winds over the remaining areas of southern New Mexico and west Texas. Blowing dust will be less of a problem today, as the wind speeds will be lower and the cooler temperatures this afternoon will help keep the dust down. Wind advisory in effect from noon to 9 pm Mountain Daylight Time wednesday. The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM Mountain Daylight Time Wednesday. Timing. Winds will increase through out the morning, reaching their peak winds in the afternoon. Winds slowly diminishing after sunset. Winds. Winds speeds of 25 to 35 mph with wind gusts near 50 mph. Impacts. Strong winds will make driving difficult, especially in cross winds. Few areas of blowing dust could reduce visibilities to 3 to 5 miles in desert areas. Small items will be blown around if not tied down. 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.
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