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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
204 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 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-TXZ055-056-301400-
/O.NEW.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-
204 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH 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...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110. 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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