Weather: Record highs and wind mean Red Flags Warnings

Thermometer_canstockphoto4805169Brian Guyer, of the NOAA National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported today (Monday, July 11), “Record to near record heat will continue its grip over New Mexico this week. Unseasonably dry westerly winds have become deeply entrenched over the desert Southwest with no significant changes expected for the foreseeable future. The exception will be over northeastern New Mexico late Thursday and Friday where a weak front will sag into the area and bring locally strong storms both days. Elevated fire danger will be the other big story with Red Flag Warnings in effect over much of the state today. These are the first Red Flag Warnings issued by NWS Albuquerque in the month of July since records have been kept dating back to 2000.”

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