Our first taste of summer-like temperatures will occur today and Tuesday as the thermometer rises up into the 90º range. Record high temperatures today are in the low 90's for the local area and the mid to upper 90's for Tuesday.
High Winds - Blowing Dust - Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Tuesday.
Tuesday will be an ugly day weather-wise. High temperatures will be near 90ºF, relative humidity values down into the single digits, and west winds will gusting up to around 50-60 mph. Widespread blowing dust will be possible Tuesday afternoon. Local visibilities will drop down to near zero with little to no advanced warning in our dust-prone areas.
West winds are forecast to gust up to around 75 mph in the Guadalupe mountains where a High Wind Watch is in effect for Tuesday.
Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions will also prevail. Any grassland, wildland, range, or forest fire will have the ability to rapidly spread and grow. Please avoid any type of outdoor activity on Tuesday that will produce a flame or spark.
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