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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.

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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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
348 PM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

NMZ106-107-051400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0027.160506T1900Z-160507T0100Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS-
348 PM MDT WED MAY 4 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SANDIA...MANZANO
  AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS BETWEEN
  35 OR 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

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