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Final Update On The Little Bear Fire - Ruidoso, NM. 6-30-2012.

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#littlebearfire June 30, 2012 @ 7:00 A.M. – Final Little Bear Fire UpdateJUNE 30, 2012 BY JMYSLIVY0 COMMENTS Summary: The Pecos Zone Type III Incident Management Team will transition the fire back to the local Type 3 Incident Commander on Saturday, June 30th at 6:00 a.m.Buck Mountain Road continues to be closed due to the removal of hazard trees. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the fire will continue to be in effect until Wednesday. Flooding is still a possibility along areas of Bonito Creek with thunderstorms and showers predicted for the next couple of days. When in an area that has been damaged, especially near drainages, if thunder cells build, rain is falling or imminent please immediately leave the area and seek higher ground for safety. Aviation resources are supporting the Horse Canyon Fire near Queen, NM. For information concerning the fire and rehabilitation efforts please contact the following number: (575) 224-2237 (BAER). Detected: Monday, June 4, 2012���������…

Dry Lightning Ignites Horse Canyon Fire Near Queen, NM. 6-30-2012.

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DRY LIGHTNING IGNITES HORSE CANYON FIREJUNE 30, 2012 BY JMYSLIVY0 COMMENTS Alamogordo, NM (June 29, 2012) –Dry lightning ignited a fire near Horse Spring in the Guadalupe Mountains.  Reported at 5:00 a.m. this morning, the Horse Canyon Fire is currently about 25 acres and burning in pinyon, juniper, and grass.   A Type 2 helicopter is making water drops on the fire and fourteen firefighters are on the ground.  An air tanker and additional crews are on order.   The Horse Canyon fire is about 5 miles southeast of Queen and about a mile from the Carlsbad Caverns National Park boundary.
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Relief From The Heat & Drought May Be Coming.

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A few widely scattered light rain showers were falling over the Pecos Valley this morning. I even managed to squeeze out .01" from one of them here at my home in Carlsbad. The McKittrick Canyon Raws measured .05". The Clovis Municipal Airport got lucky and picked up .32".
A few widely scattered thunderstorms dotted the landscape yesterday afternoon as well, and a few other stations managed to get something measurable in their rain buckets as well including-
4.9 NE Cloudcroft .09" Dry Canyon - East of Cloudcroft .09" Mescal Raws .07" 1.8 SW Cloudcroft .04" IRaws 13 (Lift-6) .04"
Selected High Temperatures Reported Friday-
8-Mile Draw Raws - NE of Roswell 107 Roswell Airport ASOS 105 Carlsbad Airport ASOS 104 2.1 NNW Downtown Carlsbad 104 Artesia Airport HCN 104 Paduca Raws 104 Caprock Raws 103
Today is once again expected to…

Hot - Scattered T-Storms Over/Near The Mountains.

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Just enough mid-level moisture managed to sneak into the area to help fire off a few high based mostly dry thunderstorms. Early this morning a couple of thunderstorms managed to drop .02" at the Bat Draw Raws, the Bowl Raws, and .01" at the Dark Canyon Raws, and the Guadalupe Pass ASOS. A thunderstorm was reported at the Carlsbad Airport at 5 AM.
Yesterday afternoon a few scattered thunderstorms also formed over the Sacramento mountains. A personal weather station in Dry Canyon east of Cloudcroft reported .23". The Sierra Blanca Snotel reported .10", the IRaws 13 (Lift-6) reported .03". The Cloudcroft Climate Coop Station reported .03".
We are still looking at hot weather across the area today into Sunday. Highs wi…

Waldo Canyon Fire - Colorado Springs, CO. June 29, 2012.

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Little Bear Fire Update - Ruidoso, New Mexico. June 28, 2012.

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Little Bear Fire Recovery Assistance – June 28 @ 1:00 pm(Click On The Link To Read More.)
JUNE 28, 2012 BY JMYSLIVY0 COMMENTS On Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln County and cooperating agencies will host an expo to provide information about recovery after the Little Bear fire, and preparedness for future fires and floods. Representatives from Lincoln County government, New Mexico Division of Forestry, NM Environment Department, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USFS BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) team, Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Village of Ruidoso, local service clubs, and numerous volunteer organizations are expected be on hand to offer assistance, or to direct residents to sources of assistance. Information on available assistance for homeowners who have lost property, recovery of burned areas, and preparedness for flooding and future fires will be provided. The location of the expo is the Ruidoso High School Auxiliary …

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