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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.

&&

$$

20 NOVLAN


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
525 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

NMZ501>540-211200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
525 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO TODAY. SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN ON MONDAY AND
TUESDAY. SOME STORMS MAY PRODUCE LOCALLY GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST
FORECASTS...WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE AT 1.888.386.7637 OR VIA
THE WEB AT WEATHER.GOV/ABQ. YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT RAINFALL REPORTS
ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR VIA TWITTER USING THE HASHTAG N M W X.

$$

52

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
409 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-210915-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-
LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-
BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
409 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014 /309 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO...SOUTHWEST TEXAS AND WEST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE
PERMIAN BASIN SOUTHWARD INTO TERRELL COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. SOME STORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE WITH THE MAIN THREATS
BEING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THERE IS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SPOTTER ACTIVATION.

$$

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...
AND STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN
MIDLAND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT /LOWER CASE/
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1006 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

NMZ512>515-527>532-534>536-201800-
CURRY COUNTY-EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-HARDING COUNTY-
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-QUAY COUNTY-
RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-UNION COUNTY-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CLAYTON...
CLOVIS...CONCHAS...LAS VEGAS...PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...PORTALES...
RATON...SPRINGER...RED RIVER...ROY...TUCUMCARI
1006 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

.NOW...
SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NOON. SHOWERS
NEAR THE COLORADO LINE WILL DRIFT SOUTH ALONG INTERSTATE 25 TOWARD
RATON...MAXWELL..AND SPRINGER. THUNDERSTORMS OVER UNION COUNTY WILL
DRIFT SOUTH ACROSS CAPULIN...DES MOINES...AND FOLSOM...AND HIGHWAYS
64 AND 87...AND 56 AND 412. EXPECT THUNDER AND RAINFALL UP TO A TENTH
OF AN INCH IN HEAVIER SHOWERS...ALONG WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
ELSEWHERE...EXPECT OCCASIONAL THUNDER AND LIGHT RAINFALL IN
SCATTERED SHOWERS THROUGH NOON.

$$

SHY

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