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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
659 AM MDT THU MAY 26 2016

...CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER EASTERN ZONES TODAY...

.AN UPPER LOW WILL START TO LIFT OUT OF ARIZONA AND INTO NORTHWEST
NEW MEXICO TODAY. AS IT DOES...A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
SETUP OVER THE EASTERN ZONES AND WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25
MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SACRAMENTO
MOUNTAINS. THESE WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER
TEEN RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

NMZ112-113-TXZ055-056-270200-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0021.160526T1800Z-160527T0200Z/
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-
659 AM MDT THU MAY 26 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055...056... 112 AND 113...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

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

* WIND...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 12 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED OVER THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS.

* 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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