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

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected on Wednesday and
Thursday Afternoons...

.Strong southwesterly winds combined with very low relative
humidity values and very high to extreme fire danger to create
critical fire weather conditions this afternoon in the Gila
Region and the lowlands of southwestern and New Mexico. Winds will
increase by early afternoon and peak around 20 to 30 mph. At the
same time, minimum relative humidities will fall to 7 to 12
percent. Winds will subside by Wednesday evening, only to return
area wide on Thursday as critical fire weather conditions expand
in coverage to south central portions of New Mexico and parts of
Far West Texas.

NMZ110-111-212100-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0017.210421T1800Z-210422T0300Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0010.210422T1800Z-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-
638 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...TODAY A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

...THURSDAY A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110 and 111 in southwestern
  New Mexico. This includes the Gila, Blacks, and southwest
  deserts of southwest New Mexico.

* WIND...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...7 to 12 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.

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 Tucson AZ
358 AM MST Wed Apr 21 2021

AZZ151>154-212300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0012.210421T1800Z-210422T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.A.0009.210422T1900Z-210423T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Western half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southeast corner of Pinal County-
Extreme Eastern Pima County-Western third of Cochise County-
Santa Cruz County-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 152
Eastern half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southwest Graham County and Eastern two thirds of
Cochise County-Southern San Carlos Reservation-
Southern Greenlee County below 5000 feet-TDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 153
Northern Graham County-Northern Greenlee County-
White and Gila Mountains-Apache Sitgreaves NF-
Southern San Carlos Reservation above 5000 feet-SDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 154
Forest Woodlands FDRA including the Sky Islands of Southeast
Arizona above 5500 feet-Coronado NF-TDC-
358 AM MST Wed Apr 21 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY
AND A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER RATING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151,
152, 153, AND 154...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND A VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER RATING FOR PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151, 152,
153, AND 154...

* AFFECTED AREA...All of Fire Weather Zones 151, 152, 153 and 154
  today for the Red Flag Warning. Southern portions of Fire
  Weather Zones 151, 152, 153 and 154 for the Fire Weather Watch
  on Thursday.

* TIMING...11 AM MST through 8 PM MST today for the Red Flag
  Warning. The Fire Weather Watch is in effect Thursday afternoon
  and Thursday evening.

* WINDS...Southwest winds at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph
  today. Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph on
  Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity values 5 to 10
  percent in the valleys and 10 to 15 percent over higher terrain
  both today and Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly and be resistant to control efforts.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...Visit
  weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

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

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the warnings and watches in effect for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
350 AM MST Wed Apr 21 2021

AZZ104>118-137>140-220200-
/O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0005.210421T1800Z-210422T0200Z/
Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)-
Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)-
Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)-
Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)-
Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)-
Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone
109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)-
Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather
Zone 112)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone
113)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone
114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)-
Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)-
White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)-
Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)-
Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)-
Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone
140)-
350 AM MST Wed Apr 21 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ARIZONA...

* AFFECTED AREA...All of central and northern Arizona.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph, gusts from 40 to 50 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 5 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that start will have the potential to
  spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong
winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.

Please notify field crews of this red flag warning.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/flagstaff

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
320 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FOR PORTIONS
OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

.Southwest winds will strengthen today as humidity becomes
increasing drier. Several consecutive hours of single digit
humidity are forecast for areas west of the Continental Divide
this afternoon. Expect more of the same on Thursday afternoon and
early evening, but critical fire weather conditions will spread
further east into central New Mexico.

NMZ106-109-212130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0019.210422T1800Z-210423T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0019.210421T1800Z-210422T0200Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-West Central Highlands-
320 AM MDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley and West Central
  Highlands from midday to around sunset, then again on Thursday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40
  mph. West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph on Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent today, then 6 to 11 percent
  Thursday.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

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