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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1124 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT UNTIL 9 PM MDT
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

.A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE ROCKIES WILL INTENSIFY TODAY
AND TONIGHT. AS A RESULT...WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE
AFTERNOON TO OVER 20 MPH. DRY AIR IS ALREADY IN PLACE...AND WITH
STRONG HEATING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL INTO THE
SINGLE DIGITS BY MID AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
RECOVER SLIGHTLY AFTER SUNSET BUT WILL REMAIN BELOW 15 PERCENT.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL PRODUCE
GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS...AND DRY LIGHTNING STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE
IN AND NEAR ANY THUNDERSTORM.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-070030-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0030.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
1124 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016 /1024 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 114...115 AND 258...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 114. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 258.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DRY
  LIGHTNING STRIKES POSSIBLE. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AND ERRATIC IN
  AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
654 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 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 20 TO 30 MPH
ACROSS THE REGION. ALSO RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW
15 PERCENT ACROSS THE AFFECTED AREA. HUMIDITIES WILL BE A LITTLE
ABOVE THRESHOLDS IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS AND WINDS WILL BE A
BELOW LITTLE THRESHOLDS IN EASTERN OTERO AND HUDSPETH COUNTIES.
FIRE DANGER WILL STILL REMAIN ELEVATED IN THOSE LOCATIONS.

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-070100-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0017.160506T1800Z-160507T0100Z/
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-
654 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 055... 110...111 AND 112...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUST OF 40 TO
  45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST HUMIDITIES WILL BE UNDER 10%

* THUNDERSTORMS...AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM WITH SOME DRY
  LIGHTNING POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINOUS.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN FIRES SPREADING
  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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