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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
229 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.Southwesterly winds will increase by mid-day on Thursday and
persist through the afternoon hours across southern New Mexico as
a surface low pressure develops over the state. Gusty winds
combined with relative humidities of 6 to 12 percent will create
fairly widespread critical fire conditions. The strongest winds
are expected to occur west of the Rio Grande and into the NM
Bootheel.

NMZ110>113-141300-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0008.210415T1900Z-210416T0300Z/
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-
229 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday
afternoon through Thursday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110, 111, 112, and 113 in
  southwest and south-central New Mexico.

* WIND...Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...6 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will likely
  spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

Pegram




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