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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
435 AM CDT Fri May 7 2021

NMZ116>118-TXZ270-271-273-072100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0021.210508T1800Z-210509T0200Z/
Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains-Chaves Plains-
Eddy Plains-Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-
Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains-Eastern Culberson County-
435 AM CDT Fri May 7 2021 /335 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS IN THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS.

* AFFECTED AREA...Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains,
  Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000
  Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains and Eastern Culberson
  County.

* TIMING...Saturday afternoon and early evening.

* WINDS...West 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph in the
  mountains. West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the
  plains.

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

* RFTI...7 to 8 or extreme.

* IMPACTS...Observe local burn bans. Avoid the use of open flames
  or any activities that may generate sparks.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
641 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY
EVENING FOR ALL ZONES BELOW SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.After some potential fire starts today due to a mixture of wet
and dry thunderstorms over central and western areas, strong
winds will develop and humidities will plummet on Saturday. Haines
Indices will reach 6 in most places as high temperatures vary from
a few degrees above normal in the west to as much as 10 degrees
above normal in the east. The Red Flag Threat Index is forecast to
reach historical values in portions of Harding and San Miguel
Counties, where gusts may reach 50 mph.

NMZ101>109-072200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0024.210508T1700Z-210509T0300Z/
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-
641 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...The entire fire weather forecast area below
  significant snowpack from late morning through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 30 to 40 mph west of the central mountain
  chain and from 35 to 50 mph further east.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6-15 percent, except for some higher
  readings over the highest terrain of the Sangre de Cristo and
  Tusas Mountains.


* 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
419 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Possible on Saturday...

.The approach of an upper trough on Saturday brings very dry
weather and gusty southwesterly winds for southern New Mexico.
Minimum relative humidity will drop to the single digits, while
winds will be above 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. The most
affected areas will be southwest New Mexico east of the
Continental Divide and moving to the northeast along the Rio
Grande Valley, and the Sacramento Mountains. Currently, we are
uncertain about the fuel moisture levels in Texas due to the
precipitation expected this afternoon and evening. If the area
does not receive enough precipitation, the Texas zones will be
added to the product as they meet the wind and humidity criteria.

NMZ110>113-072100-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0013.210508T1800Z-210509T0200Z/
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-
419 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND VERY 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 Saturday
afternoon through Saturday evening.

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

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

* HUMIDITY...5 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop 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.

&&

$$

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