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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON
FRIDAY...

.A strong upper low will be moving out of the Great Basin and
into the Four Corners region on Friday. Very strong west-
southwest winds will increase ahead of this system to 25 to
35 mph. Warm temperatures and dry low levels will contribute to
relative humidities falling into the upper single digits to lower
teens which when combined with the winds will create extremely
critical fire weather conditions. Cooler temperatures will move
in for the weekend.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-302045-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0008.170331T1800Z-170401T0200Z/
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-
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND
113...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110 below 7000 feet. Fire
  weather zone 111. Fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 113
  below 7000 feet. Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 13 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands east of the Rio
  Grande. A cold front will move in from the west during the
  afternoon and raise humidities west of the river.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

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