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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
206 PM CDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM
MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS,
20` WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

.Unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty west winds, and very
high to extreme Fire Danger have combined to produce critical
fire weather conditions across Southeast New Mexico and most of
Culberson County.  These conditions will continue into this
evening.  Warm, dry, and windy conditions will continue on
Friday, and while wind speeds will be slightly lower, critical
fire weather conditions are expected to redevelop across the
same areas during the afternoon and evening.

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-260500-
/O.COR.KMAF.FW.W.0034.000000T0000Z-170526T0500Z/
/O.COR.KMAF.FW.A.0026.170526T1600Z-170527T0500Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
206 PM CDT Thu May 25 2017 /106 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM
MDT/ TONIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS,
20` WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER...

* WIND...This afternoon and evening...Above 5000 feet, west 30 to
  40 mph with higher gusts. Below 5000 feet, west 25 to 35 mph
  with higher gusts. Friday...Above 5000 feet, west 30 to 40 mph.
  Below 5000 feet, southwest to west 20 to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...This afternoon and evening...4% to 11%.  Friday...6%
  to 14%.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* 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 dangerous fire behavior.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.  Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
256 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FROM THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE ARIZONA
BORDER AS WELL AS FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU DUE TO STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MDT TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY
FROM THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND
WESTWARD TO THE ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...

.Strong winds and low humidities will persist over much of
central and western New Mexico until around sunset before
diminishing. Winds may remain gusty over the higher terrain
overnight, and mostly poor overnight humidity recoveries will be
widespread. Winds will increase again Friday but especially for
locales along and south of Interstate 40, leading to critical fire
weather conditions by midday.

NMZ105>109-260300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0028.000000T0000Z-170526T0300Z/
/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-
256 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest and West Central Highlands, Middle
  Rio Grande Valley, Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains, and
  East Central Plains. Critical conditions to persist until around
  sunset this evening, then redevelop Friday late morning and
  persist until Friday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest and west 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to
  50 mph through sunset. Southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up
  to 40 mph on Friday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 5 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
  fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
  done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

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

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED NEXT 2 DAYS...

.Increasing west-southwest flow ahead of a Pacific trough will
bring very dry air and strong winds to the Borderland through
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-TXZ055-056-260300-
/O.CON.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-
213 PM MDT Thu May 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES.....
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...

* WIND...20 to 25 mph with gusts near 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 12 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands west of the Rio
  Grande.

* 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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