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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
142 PM MST Wed Feb 22 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-TXZ055-056-231400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.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-
142 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
THURSDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS...

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

* HUMIDITY...8 to 15 percent.

* 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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$
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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
741 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Windy conditions across Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico
tomorrow afternoon and evening...

.Approaching upper level system with associated cold front will
move across the region tomorrow with strong winds developing for
all areas east of central Grant county starting Thursday
afternoon into early Friday morning. The strongest winds will
being early afternoon and last until shortly after sunset. Gusty
winds along east slopes of mountains will continue past midnight
into early Friday morning. Blowing dust could cause hazardous
driving conditions.

NMZ402-407>412-414>417-TXZ418-420>424-231300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.WI.Y.0005.170223T1800Z-170224T0300Z/
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston,
Fort Bayard, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
Radium Springs, Las Cruces, Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo,
Tularosa, White Sands Monument, Mescalero, Timberon,
Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit, Mayhill,
Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso, West El Paso,
Upper Valley, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City,
Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
741 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
THURSDAY...

* TIMING...winds will increase around 11 AM Thursday with strong
  winds continuing through 8 PM Thursday.

* WINDS...winds will have sustained speeds of 30 to 35 mph with
  gusts up to 45 mph...especially along the eastern facing slopes.

* IMPACTS...blowing dust could make difficult and even dangerous
  driving conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

Hefner


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
509 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

Corrected product expiration time

NMZ501>540-231300-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
509 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

West southwest wind gusts will reach near 50 mph today along and just
east of the north central and central mountains, as well as across
west central areas. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for the
northeast highlands and the eastern plains this afternoon until
sunset due to strong winds, low humidities, record high temperatures
and strong instability.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Hazardous winds will strengthen and become more widespread on
Thursday, when directions will shift out of the west with a cold
front. Gusts from 50 to 60 mph will be possible across central and
eastern parts of the forecast area. A Fire Weather Watch is in
effect from the central mountain chain eastward, and also for the
middle Rio Grande Valley, Thursday afternoon and early evening due to
the potential for strong winds, low humidities, above normal
temperatures and strong instability.

Hazardous winds look to return Monday, when wind gusts may again
reach 50 mph in many areas. Critical fire weather conditions may also
redevelop across the east central plains.

Hazardous winds could linger Tuesday when many locations along and
east of the central mountain chain may have wind speeds up to 50 mph.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
400 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

AZZ004>018-037>040-231200-
Kaibab Plateau-Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-
Coconino Plateau-Yavapai County Mountains-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas Hwy 264 Northward-Chinle Valley-
Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau-
Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-
Western Mogollon Rim-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains-
Northern Gila County-Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons-Black Mesa Area-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264-
400 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for Apache...Coconino...
Northern Gila...Navajo...and Yavapai Counties in Northern
Arizona.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Southwest winds will increase this afternoon with gusts from 30 to
40 mph lasting through early this evening. A Wind Advisory has
been issued generally from I-40 north to the Utah line. A few
showers are possible this evening and tonight as a cold front
moves through.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

An unsettled wetter pattern will develop as early as Sunday and
last through Tuesday. There is good potential for additional rain
and mountain snow across the area. Stay tuned to the forecast this
week for updates.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to standard operating procedures.

$$

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