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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY...

.An upper level trough will be moving across the Rockies with a
rapidly deepening surface low over western Kansas on Thursday.
This will bring strong winds to the region which will combine with
above normal temperatures and minimum relative humidities in the
lower to mid teens to create critical fire weather conditions over
the lowlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas.


NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-212145-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0001.170223T1800Z-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-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES 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 from Thursday morning through Thursday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 111, 112, 055 and 056.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* 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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