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National Weather Service Red Flag Warning In Effect From 2 Pm To 8 Pm MDT Wednesday

Red Flag Warning In Effect Wednesday Afternoon Through Early Wednesday Evening For The Lowlands Of South Central New Mexico AndFar West Texas...

.An Upper Level Disturbance Will Quickly Move Through The AreaLate Wednesday And Early Wednesday Evening. As This FeatureApproaches...Mix Down Of Strengthening Winds Aloft Will Occur. In Addition...Development Of A Lee Surface Trough Will Generate Increasing Winds Near The Surface. The Result Will Be 20 FootSustained Winds 25 To 35 Mph From The West-Southwest...With GustsTo 45 Mph Or More Wednesday Afternoon. This Will Occur In An EnvironmentSupporting Extremely Low Fuel Moistures...Lowland Min Rh To The Single Digits And High Or Greater Fire Dangers. East Slopes Of Area Mountain Ranges Will See The Highest Gusts Into The Early Evening Hours.

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-El Paso-Hudspeth-234 Pm MDT Tue Mar 25 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 2 Pm To 8 Pm MDT Wednesday 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 HasIssued A Red Flag Warning...Which Is In Effect From 2 Pm To 8 Pm Mdt Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch Is No Longer In Effect.

* 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 County.

* Timing: 2 Pm To 8 Pm Wednesday.

* Wind: West-Southwest 25 To 35 Mph With Gusts To 45 Mph.

* Humidity: 8 To 14 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 ConditionsAre Either Occurring Now...Or Will Shortly. A Combination OfStrong Winds...Low Relative Humidity...And Warm Temperatures WillCreate Extreme Fire Growth Potential.

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