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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
959 PM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected Again Thursday
Afternoon...

.Strong southwesterly winds combined with very low relative
humidity values will create high fire danger once again on
Thursday across southern New Mexico. Winds will strengthen during
the afternoon hours, becoming sustained at 15 to 25 mph. At the
same time, minimum relative humidities will fall to 7 to 12
percent. Dry and susceptible fuels will be especially prone to
rapid and uncontrollable fire growth. The strongest winds are
expected for much of southwest New Mexico, including the Gila
National Forest.

NMZ110>113-221300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0018.210422T1800Z-210423T0300Z/
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-
959 PM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

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

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110, 111, 112, and 113 in
  southwestern New Mexico. This includes the Gila National
  Forest, Lincoln National Forest, Black Range, and lowland
  deserts of southwest New Mexico.

* WIND...Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...7 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.

&&

$$

Dennhardt




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
651 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-221300-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
651 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Windy west and breezy east. Not extreme wind conditions, but
coupled with dry air and high fire danger, Critical Fire Weather
will be a threat this afternoon. Minor blowing dust locally
possible but not anticipated to cause any areas of severe
visibility restrictions.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Strong southwest to westerly winds continue Thursday and Friday as
a Pacific low pressure system slowly passes across southern New
Mexico. This combined with dry conditions, and very high to
extreme fire danger will continue the Critical Fire Weather
conditions across the region. Some blowing dust in vicinity of
source region also possible, along with widespread areas of haze
due to lofted sand and dust. A few brief and light mountain
sprinkles possible Friday as the system moves across. More mild
conditions return for the weekend, but warmer and continue dry,
with lighter winds. Another storm system approaches Monday with
another strong wind day expected.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Bird




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