Fireplace Station in impact for elements of New Mexico

Some areas will approach record temperatures or even break them.

Parts of central and eastern New Mexico could easily be 10 to 15 degrees above normal again on Tuesday, November 16.

The wind will also increase in these areas on Tuesday afternoon. You will be about 20 to 30 miles per hour from the west and gusts up to about 40 miles per hour.

Combine this with dry fuels and humidity levels of only about 5 to 15% – and that will make the fire trouble.

These critical fire weather conditions are forecast for Tuesday afternoon for the Sandia and Manzano Mountains in the eastern central and southeastern plains.

Any fires that start in these areas could spread quickly, so any outdoor burning is not recommended.

Here are a few more tips from the National Weather Service:

Do not throw cigarettes out of the window while driving. This could ignite dry grass on the side of the road.

Also, make sure all chains are secured so they don’t drag across the sidewalk and throw sparks.

Also, be careful when parking over dry grass.

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