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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY...

.An upper level trough will be moving across the Rockies with a
rapidly deepening surface low over western Kansas on Thursday.
This will bring strong winds to the region which will combine
with above normal temperatures and minimum relative humidities in
the lower to mid teens to create critical fire weather conditions
over the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas.

NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-222215-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0001.170223T1800Z-170224T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0001.170223T1800Z-170224T0300Z/
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-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM MST Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* 20-FOOT WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* 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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