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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
205 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO RETURN FOR WEDNESDAY...

.AN UPPER LOW WILL BE MOVING INTO WESTERN ARIZONA ON WEDNESDAY
WITH STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF IT. DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS
WILL BE ENHANCED AS THIS SYSTEM APPROACHES THE REGION. 20-FOOT
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH STRONGER GUSTS AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS...EVEN IN
MANY MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-250415-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0015.160525T1800Z-160526T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0020.160525T1800Z-160526T0300Z/
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-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
205 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM
MDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...6 TO 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

* AREAS FROM THE NEW MEXICO BOOTHEEL NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN SIERRA
  COUNTY WILL EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS AND THE MOST CRITICAL
  CONDITIONS.

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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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
223 AM MST TUE MAY 24 2016

AZZ151-152-242200-
/O.UPG.KTWC.FW.A.0012.160525T2000Z-160526T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KTWC.FW.W.0014.160525T1900Z-160526T0200Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152
SOUTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE NATION
IN GRAHAM COUNTY-CORONADO NF-SAFFORD BLM-TDC-
223 AM MST TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST WEDNESDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...FROM NOON MST THROUGH 7 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER SUNRISE THEN
  BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO 40
  MPH ARE LIKELY ACROSS SANTA CRUZ AND COCHISE COUNTIES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BEGINNING TO DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT AFT 1000
  WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 6 TO 14
  PERCENT RANGE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP OR ARE ONGOING WILL HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. A
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID AND ERRATIC FIRE
GROWTH.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA.

&&

$$

CERNIGLIA
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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1246 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...WINDY WITH BLOWING DUST ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO...

.AN UPPER DISTURBANCE APPROACHING FROM THE WEST WILL COMBINE WITH
A SURFACE LOW TO THE EAST TO PRODUCE WINDY CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL HAVE SUSTAINED SPEEDS
AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. BLOWING DUST
WILL REDUCE THE VISIBILITY TO UNDER A MILE OVER SOME AREAS CAUSING
DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

NMZ404>406-251100-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.WI.Y.0018.160525T2000Z-160526T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LORDSBURG...RED ROCK...VIRDEN...
ANTELOPE WELLS...ANIMAS...HACHITA...CLOVERDALE
1246 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 6 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE IN THE LATE MORNING WITH MAXIMUM
  SPEEDS FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM BEFORE DIMINISHING IN THE EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL HAVE SUSTAINED SPEEDS
  AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING DUST WITH THE
  VISIBILITY UNDER A MILE OVER A FEW LOCATIONS. THE COMBINATION
  WIND AND DUST WILL CREATE DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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.

&&

$$

ROGASH


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
538 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

NMZ501>540-251200-
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-
538 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT FOR THE
PLAINS PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AS WELL AS THE EASTERN
PLAINS DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY, STRONG WINDS AND AN UNSTABLE
ATMOSPHERE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY
EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS. STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL RETURN TO THE EASTERN PLAINS ON
THURSDAY.

STRONG DRYLINE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE EAST SUNDAY INTO
SUNDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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