Another Picture Of The "White Fire" Ruidoso Downs, NM 4-3-2011.

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This Incredible Shot Was Taken Sunday Night Near
Ruidoso Downs, NM. Each One Of Those Sparkles
Of Flame Was A Hot Spot, Or Pine Tree That Was On Fire.

It Actually Rained In The Mtn's Overnight!

An upper-level disturbance approaching southwestern New Mexico early this morning, has managed to produce a few light rain showers over the Sacramento Mountains overnight. This is very good news for them...but sadly it will not be enough to stem the Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions that continue to plague the area.

Rainfall Totals Reported As Of 4 AM MDT-

Strong southwesterly winds have been howling across the area overnight as well in response to the approaching upper-level storm. As of 4 AM MDT The Bowl Raws located just north of Guadalupe Peak has reported a peak wind of 59 mph, Guadalupe Pass 58 mph, the Pinery Raws in Pine Springs 52 mph, the Dunken Raws 51 mph, the Carlsbad Arpt 47 mph, the Roswell Arpt 45 mph, the Smokey Bear Raws near Ruidoso 45 mph, and the Queen Raws 44 mph.

Today will be another warm, dry, dusty, and windy day across southeastern New Mexico. A Wind Advisory is in effect today from 9 AM MDT - 8 PM MDT for Eddy and Lea Counties. Southwesterly winds are forecast to be sustained at around 25-35 mph with gusts up to around 50 mph.

Localized areas of blowing dust may reduce the visibility down to less than one mile at times today. This will be especially true near freshly plowed or exposed farmland, fields, lots, and construction sites.

A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the Guadalupe Mtn's until 6 PM MDT today. Southwesterly winds are forecast to be sustained at around 35-45 mph with gusts near 70 mph today.

We will get somewhat of a break on Friday, although southwesterly winds are still forecast to gust up to around 35 mph. But the winds will really crank up on Saturday along with the potential for another high wind/blowing dust event areawide. Southwesterly winds will likely gust up to at least 50 mph across southeastern New Mexico on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Red Flag Warnings are once again out for the area for today due to Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions areawide. These conditions will persist into the weekend, with Saturday potentially producing Extremely Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions across the local area.

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