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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
607 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTH
SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.A MODERATE TO STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL
MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES WEDNESDAY WHICH WILL
PRODUCE A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AT THE SURFACE EAST OF
THE MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. THE RESULTING SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL HELP TO MIX DOWN HIGH WINDS ALOFT AND
THESE WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WHICH SHOULD
DRY OUT MOST FUELS AND CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
607 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM
MDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL.

* TIMING: 1 PM MDT TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* WIND: WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 7 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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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