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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
220 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO RETURN THIS AFTERNOON...

.AN UPPER LOW WILL BE MOVING INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN
ARIZONA THIS AFTERNOON WITH STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF IT.
DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE ENHANCED AS THIS SYSTEM
APPROACHES THE REGION. 20-FOOT WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE
WITH STRONGER GUSTS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS...EVEN IN MANY MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-260300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-160526T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
220 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

* AREAS FROM THE NEW MEXICO BOOTHEEL NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN
  SIERRA COUNTY WILL EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS AND THE
  MOST CRITICAL CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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