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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
211 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LOW WILL REMAIN OVER SOUTHERN COLORADO ON SATURDAY
WITH A SURFACE LOW CENTERED NEAR THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE. THIS WILL
SETUP A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WITH
SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS AROUND 20 MPH EXPECTED. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL ALSO BE FALLING INTO THE LOWER TO MID TEENS
CREATING A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER SITUATION.

NMZ111-112-TXZ055-056-181300-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0006.150418T1800Z-150419T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-EL PASO-
HUDSPETH-
211 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

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

* TIMING: NOON THROUGH 9 PM SATURDAY.

* WIND: SUSTAINED 20-FOOT WINDS OF AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
        30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 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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