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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
128 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY...

.Upper level trough will begin to move east of the area
Friday. Behind the trough breezy to windy conditions will
combined with low minimum relative humidities in the
single digits creating critical fire weather conditions
over the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas.

NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-240430-
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/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-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-
128 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111,
AND 112...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES AND HIGH WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111,
AND 112...

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

* 20-FOOT WIND...20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...8 to 10 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.

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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