Red Flag Warning
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
242 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS CONTINUE ON THURSDAY...

.AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BE MOVING OVER THE ROCKIES ON
THURSDAY. AS IT DOES...WEST WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE ACROSS
THE REGION. SUSTAINED 20 FT SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE FALLING INTO THE SINGLE
DIGITS FOR MOST LOCATIONS LEADING TO AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-021400-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0001.150402T1800Z-150403T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0001.150402T1800Z-150403T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
242 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY 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 RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM
MDT THURSDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING: NOON THROUGH 9 PM THURSDAY EVENING.

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

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 13 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 WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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