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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING LATE THIS MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.The subtropical jet stream crossing aloft and a lee trough
developing at the surface this afternoon will cause strong winds
to return today. Very low humidities, above normal temperatures,
an unstable atmosphere and low soil moisture will combine with a
heavy layer of dead fuel from previous growing seasons to produce
hazardous fire weather conditions. Winds will weaken with sunset,
but much of the warned area will again experience poor humidity
recovery tonight.

NMZ105>109-270300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0029.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Fire weather zones located along and south of
  Interstate 40, including the Albuquerque metro area. The most
  critical conditions are expected during the mid to late
  afternoon, when winds will be strongest.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40
  mph with locally higher gusts along the east slopes of the
  central mountain chain.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities are
  expected.

* 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
311 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

.High temperatures around 8 degrees above normal, gusty winds, and
minimum RHs 10 percent or less will result in very high to
extreme fire danger. The conditions yesterday along those today
have resulted in accelerated drying.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-261615-
/O.UPG.KMAF.FW.A.0026.170526T1600Z-170527T0500Z/
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0035.170526T1600Z-170527T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
311 AM CDT Fri May 26 2017 /211 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OF 10 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE,
AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ this
morning to 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ this evening. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* HUMIDITY...7 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* WIND...West 15 to 25 mph, except 25 to 35 mph Guadalupe
         Mountains.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stow trailer chains properly. Hold off on yard work or welding
near dry vegetation.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
928 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TOMORROW...

.Increasing west-southwest flow ahead of a Pacific trough will
continue to bring very dry air and strong winds to the Borderland
Friday. Single digit relative humidities are expected across the
region as temperatures warm into the 90s for the lowlands. These
dry conditions will combine with increasing winds to create very
critical fire weather conditions.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-261130-
/O.EXP.KEPZ.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-170526T0300Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0022.170526T1800Z-170527T0300Z/
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-
928 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE Humidities FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

* WIND...20 to 25 mph with gusts near 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 12 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands.

* 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.

&&

$$

MLP

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