Urgent - Fire Weather Message

National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm

117 Pm Mdt Thu Mar 13 2014


...Fire Weather Watch In Effect Saturday Afternoon For South Central And

Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas...

.A Fast Moving Disturbance Aloft Is Forecast To Move Rapidly From

The Central Rockies Into Eastern New Mexico By Saturday Afternoon

This System Will Bring Stronger Winds Aloft As Well As A Deepening

Surface Low Pressure Over Eastern New Mexico. This Combination Will

Produce Sustained Winds From The West Around 20 To 25 Mph With

Gusts Of 35 Mph Or More. These Winds With Minimum Relative Humidity

In The Low To Mid Teens...And Nfdrs Fire Danger Ratings Of High Or

Greater Will Create Critical Fire Conditions Over South Central

And Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas Saturday Afternoon..




Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-

South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-

Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-

117 Pm Mdt Thu Mar 13 2014


...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through

Saturday 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 Saturday

Afternoon Through Saturday 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 To 8 Pm Mdt Saturday.


* Wind:     Westerly 20-25 Mph Gusting To 35 Mph.


* Humidity: 10 To 17 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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