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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
917 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTHERN AND
SOUTHWEST LOWLANDS OF NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.A moderate to strong upper level disturbance with an associated
surface Pacific cold front will move into the Central and Southern
Rockies this afternoon and evening. Ample heating in many areas
will produce afternoon temperatures well above normal and will
allowing mixing of higher winds aloft to the surface aided by an
increasing surface pressure gradient as surface low pressure
develops in eastern new Mexico.

NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-180000-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0024.171117T2000Z-171118T0000Z/
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-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
917 AM MST Fri Nov 17 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER, RH BELOW 15% AND WINDS OVER 20
MPH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM
MST this afternoon.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111.Fire weather zone
  112.Fire weather zone 055.Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...West Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph

* HUMIDITY...10% to 15%

* High Fire Danger over the warned area.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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