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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
732 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTH SOUTHWEST
NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES WEDNESDAY WHICH WILL PRODUCE A DEEPENING
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AT THE SURFACE EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS IN
COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. THE RESULTING SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
WILL HELP TO MIX DOWN HIGH WINDS ALOFT AND THESE WINDS WILL
COMBINE WITH VERY LOW HUMIDITIES AND HIGH FIRE DANGER TO PRODUCE
RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-211400-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0011.140423T1900Z-140424T0200Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
732 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055...056...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 WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* EVENT: FIRE WEATHER ...ZONE 110 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 111 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 112 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 EL PASO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  056 HUDSPETH.

* TIMING: 1 PM MDT TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL.

* WIND: WEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 10 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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20 NOVLAN

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