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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
152 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING...

.A STRONG UPPER LOW WILL SLOWLY MOVE TOWARD THE SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL ROCKIES TODAY WITH STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY SURFACE WINDS OF
20 TO 30 MPH EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA. LOW MOISTURE AND STRONG
WINDS WILL HELP TO DROP RELATIVE HUMIDITIES BELOW 15 PERCENT FOR
MOST LOCATIONS IN THE BORDERLAND BELOW 7500 FEET CREATING
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

NMZ111>113-TXZ055-056-290200-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0016.000000T0000Z-160429T0200Z/
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-
152 PM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...
056...111...112 AND 113...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 056.

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

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 13 PERCENT

* HIGHEST THREAT...LOWLANDS BELOW 7500 FEET

* 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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