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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
123 PM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
FRIDAY EVENING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES.
THIS SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN SURFACE WINDS BETWEEN 25 TO 35 MPH
ACROSS THE REGION. ALSO RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW
15 PERCENT ACROSS THE AFFECTED AREA.

NMZ113-TXZ056-042030-
/O.CAN.KEPZ.FW.A.0013.160506T1900Z-160507T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
123 PM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CANCELLED FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 056 AND
113 AS SURFACE WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE JUST BELOW THRESHOLDS IN
THE TIME FRAME...


$$

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-051400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0013.160506T1900Z-160507T0200Z/
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-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
123 PM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES...STRONG WINDS AND A HIGH
FIRE DANGER RATING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...110...111 AND
112...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 055. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME GUST OF 45
  TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST HUMIDITIES WILL BE UNDER 10%

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH SOME DRY
  LIGHTNING POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

* IMPACTS...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN FIRES SPREADING
  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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