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High Fire Danger Expected for the Desert Southwest

22 Mar 2021, 6:56 am

A low pressure center, which developed off of the central Rockies, is amplifying the wind gusts along with little moisture reaching the ground in the dry regions. Rain has tried to develop but by Monday night and Tuesday, it’ll move away and the warm temperatures along with low humidity dry things out, once again.

Strong wind continues to be a concern for southern New Mexico and West Texas for Monday and Tuesday.

 

Wind advisories are in place for West Texas and New Mexico with gusts upwards of 50 – 60 mph. Use caution with any outdoor burning as any spark that develops will spread quickly.

 

 

Into Tuesday, the strong winds will shift to the east, into Texas, where fire weather outlooks remain elevated and into critical levels for fire concerns.

 

 

The Southwest regional forecast runs 50 past the hour on WeatherNation!

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Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Color... Load Moreado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms ... they truly "get it all" in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!

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