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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
651 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED EAST THIS AFTERNOON...

An approaching strong Pacific trough aloft with its associated
cold front will move into the central and southern Rockies
today. This will result in strong gusty 20-ft winds 25 to 35 mph
with gusts to 50 mph or more...mainly concentrated across the
lowlands near and east of the Rio Grande valley. With very high or
greater fire dangers in place across south central New Mexico and
far west Texas...very low fuel moistures and lowland minimum
relative humidities of 9% to 15% expected.

NMZ112-TXZ055-056-240200-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0007.170323T1800Z-170324T0200Z/
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-
651 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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

* AFFECTED AREAS...Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.
  Fire weather zone 112.

* WIND...West Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 mph or
  more.

* HUMIDITY...9% 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.

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