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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
448 AM MDT Fri May 27 2022

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY...

.An approaching upper level system will create stronger west to
southwest winds Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Winds look to
become gusty in the higher terrain locations as stronger winds
aloft move over the area, especially over the Gila Region and
Sacramento Mountains. Afternoon humidity values will remain in the
single digits through the weekend as well, with overnight
humidity recoveries struggling to make it over 30%. A very dry
spring has led to extremely dry fuels over much of southern New
Mexico and far west Texas. These critical fire weather conditions
are expected to persist through the holiday weekend; with winds
strengthening in the afternoon hours, afternoon humidity values
remaining extremely dry, and overnight humidity recoveries hardly
reaching 30%.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-280230-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0021.220528T1700Z-220529T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0035.220528T1700Z-220529T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0022.220529T1600Z-220530T0300Z/
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-
448 AM MDT Fri May 27 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056,
110, 111, 112, AND 113... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM
SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND
STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND
113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM
MDT Saturday. a Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This
Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Sunday morning through
Sunday evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.


* WIND...Southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40
  mph. Potentially stronger gusts in higher terrain areas.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10%.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended. Please check with the
  local agencies for updated burn ban information.


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 Midland/Odessa TX
148 PM CDT Fri May 27 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%, 20FT WINDS OF 15 MPH
OR MORE, AND CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR FAR WEST TEXAS
AND THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%, 20FT WINDS OF 15 MPH
OR MORE, AND CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO AND MUCH OF WEST TEXAS...

NMZ116>119-TXZ059-270>274-281200-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0046.220528T1700Z-220529T0200Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.A.0043.220529T1500Z-220530T0200Z/
Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains-Chaves Plains-
Eddy Plains-Lea-Loving-Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-
Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Eastern Culberson County-Reeves County Plains-
148 PM CDT Fri May 27 2022 /1248 PM MDT Fri May 27 2022/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ SATURDAY FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN
10%, 20FT WINDS OF 15 MPH OR MORE, AND CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER FOR FAR WEST TEXAS AND THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%, 20FT
WINDS OF 15 MPH OR MORE, AND CRITICAL TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MUCH OF WEST TEXAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...Loving, Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe
  Mountains, Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Lea, Guadalupe
  Mountains Above 7000 Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains,
  Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor, Eastern Culberson County and
  Reeves County Plains.

* TIMING... Saturday afternoon and evening. Sunday afternoon and
  evening.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 4 percent.

* RFTI...7 or extreme.

* IMPACTS... Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that
  may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the
  potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires.

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 will increase
potential for fire growth.

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
138 AM MDT Fri May 27 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
ALL AREAS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WELL ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR ALL AREAS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY
AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

.Increasing southwest winds combined with above normal warmth,
and an extremely dry and unstable air mass will lead to critical
fire weather conditions across all of northern and central New
Mexico Saturday. A significant fire growing pattern will continue
Sunday and Memorial Day as winds strengthen further with extreme
dryness, well above normal temperatures, and poor overnight
humidity recoveries.

NMZ101>109-272130-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0048.220528T1700Z-220529T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0049.220528T1700Z-220529T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0049.220529T1600Z-220530T0400Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Plains-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
138 AM MDT Fri May 27 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 11 AM to 9 PM MDT Saturday. A
Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch
is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau, Northwest and West Central
  Highlands, Middle Rio Grande Valley, North Central and Sandia,
  Manzano and Gallinas Mountains, Northeast Highlands, Northeast
  and East Central Plains from 11 AM to 9 PM MDT Saturday and
  again from Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40
  mph Saturday. Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50
  mph Sunday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...4 to 9 percent Saturday. Ten to 15 hours of
  single digit humidity is likely for most areas between the
  Continental Divide and the Pecos Valley with 7 to 10 hours
  elsewhere on Saturday. Five to 15 percent Sunday.

* 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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