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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
644 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
ROCKIES THIS AFTERNOON WILL PRODUCE LEE SIDE TROUGHING AT THE
SURFACE IN EASTERN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. THE TIGHT SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT COMBINED WITH DEEP MIXING DUE TO AFTERNOON
HEATING WILL CAUSE STRONG WINDS ACROSS THE AREA. THE STRONG
WINDS...COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY DRY FUELS...WILL
CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-232045-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0015.140423T1900Z-140424T0200Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
644 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055...056...110...111...112 AND 113...

* FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL.

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

* WIND: WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 7 TO 15 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 HIGH NFDRS FIRE DANGER
RATINGS WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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