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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
AFTERNOONS...

An approaching strong Pacific trough aloft with its associated
cold front will approach the west coast overnight and move into
the central and southern Rockies Thursday. This will result in
gusty 20-ft winds with sustained speeds 20 to 25 mph with gusts
to 30 mph or more across southwest New Mexico Wednesday
afternoon. On Thursday...strong gusty 20-ft winds 25 to 35 mph
with gusts to 45 mph or more will mainly be concentrated to the
lowlands east of the Continental Divide. With high or greater
fire dangers in place across all of southern New Mexico and far
west Texas...very low fuel moistures in place and lowland minimum
relative humidities OF 8% to 15% expected...there is an
increasing risk in the development of critical fire conditions in
these areas Wednesday and Thursday.

NMZ110-111-222015-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0006.170322T2000Z-170323T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0006.170322T2000Z-170323T0100Z/
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-
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MDT
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREAS...Fire weather zone 110. Fire weather zone 111.

* WIND...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph or more.

* HUMIDITY...8% to 15%.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Be careful if you have to operate gas or electrical powered
  machinery outside. 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.

&&

$$

NMZ112-TXZ055-056-222015-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0005.170323T1900Z-170324T0100Z/
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-
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, AND
112...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 112 especially south of
  Sierra County .Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...West Southwest 25 to 35 MPH with gusts of 45 mph or
  more.

* HUMIDITY...10% to 15%

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Be careful if you have to operate gas or electrical powered
  machinery outside. 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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