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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM
745 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...

A strong upper low will move across northern New Mexico on Friday
and bring gusty southwest winds to southern New Mexico and far
west Texas. Gusty Winds will start to increase by late morning and
contribute to more drying in the lowlands. Relative humidities
will be falling back below 15% for most lowland locations with
winds becoming westerly over 20 mph. Mountain Fire zones 110 and
113 will have humidities over 15%.

NMZ110-113-201445-
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NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
745 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
cancelled the Red Flag Warning.

.Although winds will be over 20 mph, relative humidities will in
general be above 15%.

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NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-210300-
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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-
745 AM MDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055,
056, 111, AND 112...

* WIND...West to southwest at 20 to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* 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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