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Wind advisory in effect locally through Wednesday evening

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The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a wind advisory for Roosevelt County and the Chaves County Plains.

The advisory warning of southwest winds of 30 to 40 mph and gusts of up to 55 mph for the area will remain in place until 5 p.m. today.

“Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong winds on area roadways including U.S. Highway 285. Blowing dust may restrict visibility at times,” the advisory states.

A Red Flag warning had also been issued for the Chaves County Plains and Eddy County that will be in effect from this afternoon until this evening.

The National Weather Service states that a Red Flag Warning means fire weather conditions are or will occur soon, and a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will increase the potential for fire growth.

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“Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires,” the warning states.

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