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Red Flag Warning issues for SW NM for this afternoon 032114

Red Flag Warning
 Fri Mar 21 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect Friday Afternoon For South Central And
Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas...

.An Upper Level Disturbance Is Forecast To Move From The West
Into The Central And Southern Rockies Today. This System Will
Bring Stronger Winds Aloft As Well As 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
30 To 35. These Winds With Very Low Relative Humidity Of 7% To 12%
And Fire Danger Ratings Of High Or Greater...Will Create Critical
Fire Conditions.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-
724 Am Mdt Fri Mar 21 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 2 Pm This Afternoon To 7 Pm
MDT This 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 Red Flag Warning...Which Is In Effect From 2 Pm This
Afternoon To 7 Pm MDT This 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.....: 2 Pm To 7 Pm.

* Wind.......: West Winds 20 To 25 Mph With Gusts Of 30 To 35 Mph.

* Humidity...: 7% To 12%.

* 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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