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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
146 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY SATURDAY FOR ALL OF
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CROSSING THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES
SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING WILL PRODUCE LEE SIDE TROUGHING AT
THE SURFACE OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO. THE RESULTING TIGHT SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT COMBINED WITH DEEP MIXING WILL PRODUCE HIGH
WINDS ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. THE HIGH WINDS...COMBINED WITH LOW
HUMIDITY AND VERY DRY FUELS...WILL CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS SATURDAY.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-251415-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0012.140426T1600Z-140427T0400Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
146 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...056...110...111...112 AND 113.

* EVENT: FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500 FT MSL.

* TIMING: 10 ...AM MDT TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 15 PERCENT BELOW 7500 FT MSL.

* 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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