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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
440 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

...WITH HIGH FIRE DANGER IN PLACE...CONDITIONS REMAIN CRITICALLY DRY
WITH STRONG WINDS RETURNING TODAY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND FAR
WEST TEXAS TO PRODUCE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER WINDOW...

.EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND STRONG
WINDS WILL RETURN AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL RUN
ABOUT 5-7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AS MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
DROP INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE TEENS ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.
ANOTHER APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS
THIS AFTERNOON AS WESTERLY WINDS INCREASE INTO THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE.
THE PATTERN IS NOT QUITE A CLASSIC CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN
BUT LONG-TERM DROUGHT...DRY AND ABUNDANT FUELS...AND RECENT
WILDFIRE ACTIVITY COMBINED WITH THE DRY...WARM...AND WINDY
CONDITIONS SUGGEST THAT LARGE FIRE GROWTH IS LIKELY WITH ANY NEW
IGNITIONS.

NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-140200-
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SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-EL PASO-
HUDSPETH-
440 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR ALL LOWLAND
FIRE WEATHER ZONES ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO
AND FAR WEST TEXAS. THIS INCLUDES FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...056...
111 AND 112..

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* EVENT: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
  THE LOWLANDS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO AND
  FAR WEST TEXAS DUE TO WARM TEMPERATURES...A VERY DRY AIRMASS...
  AND WINDY CONDITIONS.

* WIND: WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH AT THE 20-FOOT LEVEL WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUST TO NEAR 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY BETWEEN 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY ON-GOING FIRES OR NEW FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL
  LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. 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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

NMZ110-113-140200-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0013.140413T1900Z-140414T0200Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-
440 AM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 113 BELOW 6500 FT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* EVENT: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
  THE THE GILA REGION AND THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 6500FT
  DUE TO WARM TEMPERATURES...A VERY DRY AIRMASS...AND WINDY
  CONDITIONS.

* WIND: WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH AT THE 20-FOOT LEVEL WITH
  OCCASIONAL GUST TO NEAR 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY BETWEEN 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY ON-GOING FIRES OR NEW FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL
  LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. 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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

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