Red Flag Warning
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
713 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST
NEW MEXICO FRIDAY AFTERNOON. AS THIS FEATURE MOVES THROUGH...
SUSTAINED 20-FT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
GUSTS TO 35 MPH. THIS WILL OCCUR IN AN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTING
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LOWER...LOW FUEL
MOISTURE AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE MET PARTICULARLY IN SOUTHERN HIDALGO AND LUNA
COUNTIES.

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SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
713 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING.


* EVENT: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111 ...SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND
  LOWLANDS.

* TIMING: 2 PM TO 7 PM FRIDAY.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS 20-25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AROUND 10%.

* FIRE DANGER: HIGH TO VERY HIGH.

* 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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