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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
632 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE,
DAVIS, AND APACHE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, VAN HORN
AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU...

.Thursday winds will increase and shift to the west and southwest
as much warmer temperatures move back into the area pushing RHs
lower.

NMZ114-TXZ057-074-080-258-271045-
/O.CAN.KMAF.FW.W.0025.000000T0000Z-170427T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0026.170427T1800Z-170428T0000Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Marfa Plateau-
632 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /532 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR
LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER...

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR REST OF TODAY...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has cancelled the
Red Flag Warning for rest of today.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15%.

* FIRE DANGER...High to extreme.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate
sparks.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
632 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE,
DAVIS, AND APACHE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, VAN HORN
AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU...

.Thursday winds will increase and shift to the west and southwest
as much warmer temperatures move back into the area pushing RHs
lower.

NMZ115-TXZ058-271045-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0026.170427T1800Z-170428T0000Z/
Southeast Plains-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
632 PM CDT Wed Apr 26 2017 /532 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR
LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER...

* HUMIDITY...10%.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stow trailer chains properly and avoid driving in dry grass.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
202 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED AGAIN ON THURSDAY...

After a brief letdown in the winds today, increasing west-
northwest flow aloft combined with a passing trough will lead to
windy conditions again on Thursday. Relative humidities will be
back into the upper single digits to lower teens resulting in
more critical fire weather conditions everywhere except the
higher elevations of the Sacramento Mountains.

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-056-271345-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0013.170427T1800Z-170428T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0014.170427T1800Z-170428T0300Z/
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-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
202 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

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 Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...9 to 15 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...Lowland locations south and east of a line
  from Deming to Alamogordo.

* 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.

&&

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