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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
204 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY...

.A strong upper low will be moving out of the Great Basin and into
the Four Corners region on Friday. Very strong west-southwest
winds will increase ahead of this system to 25 to 35 mph.
Warm temperatures and dry low levels will contribute to relative
humidities falling into the upper single digits to lower teens
which when combined with the winds will create extremely critical
fire weather conditions. Cooler temperatures will move in for the
weekend.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-301400-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0008.170331T1800Z-170401T0200Z/
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-
204 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110. Fire weather zone 111.
  Fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 113 below 7000 feet.
  Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 13 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands east of the Rio Grande.
  A cold front will move in from the west during the afternoon and raise
  humidities west of the river.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
340 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-301245-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila
Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black
Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern 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-
Eastern/Central 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-
340 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
West to northwest winds will gust around 30 to 40 mph this morning
with winds diminishing in the afternoon. There will also be isolated
showers and thunderstorms across the lowlands with snow showers
possible over the higher mountains. Thunderstorms may produce small
hail...otherwise rain and snow amounts will be light with
precipitation ending by midnight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday
Windy on Friday with winds gusting from 50 to 60 mph. Blowing dust
will reduce the visibility to under a half mile over a few
locations.

There will also be a few lowland rain showers with high mountain
snows possible Saturday through Sunday with rain and snow amounts
generally light.

Breezy to windy Monday and Tuesday with winds gusting around 30 to
40 mph.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Rogash

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
429 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

NMZ501>540-301200-
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-
429 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Winter storm warnings and advisories continue through today across
north central and northeast New Mexico.

A wind advisory is in effect today for the Northeast Plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Another Pacific storm system will impact the area Friday through
Saturday. Friday will feature strong winds and the potential for
critical fire weather conditions across eastern and southern portions
of the area. Winter storm impacts are possible late Friday night
into Saturday across the Northern Mountains and Raton Ridge.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report rain and snowfall amounts through
the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at weather.gov/abq
or by calling 1.888.386.7637.

$$

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