Active AlertsTaos, NM

Special Weather Statement
Issued at Sat 3:43 AM Apr. 13
Issued by: National Weather Service
Description

A stout low pressure system will move inland from the Pacific,crossing over the Four Corners region and into Colorado on Monday.This will lead to very windy conditions in New Mexico with peakspeeds expected Monday afternoon. The strongest wind speeds areexpected to be concentrated over central and eastern areas of NewMexico where gusts may occasionally reach 50 to 60 mph. Locationsin the south central mountains could even observe damage totrees, utility lines, and other vulnerable structures. Travelerscan expect difficult driving conditions on Monday with strongcrosswinds and areas of low visibility due to blowing dust.In addition to the strong winds, very low humidity is also forecastMonday. The combination of strong winds, very low humidity, andunstable conditions will bring the potential for rapid fire spreadwith critical to extreme fire behavior Monday. Outdoor burningshould be postponed.You can monitor NOAA Weather Radio, weather.gov/abq, or yourlocal media for the latest weather forecast and statements.