Weather Alerts for New Mexico

Recent Locations: Ruidoso, NM  
Current Alerts for Ruidoso, NM: Wind Advisory

1. Fire Weather Watch for: Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; Southwest Mountains

2. Fire Weather Watch for: East Central Plains; Middle Rio Grande Valley; North Central Mountains; Northeast Highlands; Northeast Plains; Northwest Highlands; Sandia Manzano And Gallinas Mountains; West Central Highlands

3. Heat Advisory for: Central Lea County; Eddy County Plains; Southern Lea County

4. Heat Advisory for: Chaves County Plains

5. Heat Advisory for: Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County

6. High Wind Warning for: Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County

7. Red Flag Warning for: Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; Southwest Mountains

8. Red Flag Warning for: Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; Southwest Mountains

9. Red Flag Warning for: Chaves County Plains; Eddy Plains; Lea; Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains

10. Red Flag Warning for: Chaves County Plains; Eddy Plains; Lea; Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains

11. Red Flag Warning for: East Central Plains; Middle Rio Grande Valley; North Central Mountains; Northeast Highlands; Northeast Plains; Northwest Highlands; Sandia Manzano And Gallinas Mountains; West Central Highlands

12. Red Flag Warning for: East Central Plains; Middle Rio Grande Valley; North Central Mountains; Northeast Highlands; Northeast Plains; Northwest Highlands; Sandia Manzano And Gallinas Mountains; West Central Highlands

13. Red Flag Warning for: Northwest Plateau

14. Red Flag Warning for: Northwest Plateau

15. Wind Advisory for: Central Highlands; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Eastern Lincoln County; Eastern San Miguel County; Estancia Valley; Far Northeast Highlands; Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass; Guadalupe County; Harding County; Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass; Northeast Highlands; Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Sandia, Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood; South Central Highlands; South Central Mountains; Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; Tusas Mountains Including Chama; Union County; Upper Rio Grande Valley; Upper Tularosa Valley

16. Wind Advisory for: Chuska Mountains; De Baca County; Quay County; West Central Plateau

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Weather Topic: What are Hole Punch Clouds?

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Hole Punch Clouds Next Topic: Mammatus Clouds

A hole punch cloud is an unusual occurrence when a disk-shaped hole appears in a cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, or altocumulus cloud.

When part of the cloud forms ice crystals, water droplets in the surrounding area of the cloud evaporate. The effect of this process produces a large elliptical gap in the cloud. The hole punch cloud formation is rare, but it is not specific to any geographic area.

Other names which have been used to describe this phenomena include fallstreak hole, skypunch, and cloud hole.

Next Topic: Mammatus Clouds

Weather Topic: What are Nimbostratus Clouds?

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Nimbostratus Clouds Next Topic: Precipitation

A nimbostratus cloud is similar to a stratus cloud in its formless, smooth appearance. However, a nimbostratus cloud is darker than a stratus cloud, because it is thicker.

Unlike a stratus cloud, a nimbostratus cloud typically brings with it the threat of moderate to heavy precipitation. In some cases, the precipitation may evaporate before reaching the ground, a phenomenon known as virga.

Next Topic: Precipitation