Fire Weather Watch In Effect Sunday Afternoon Into Early Evening
Evening For South Central And Southwest New Mexico And Far West

.Another Fast Moving Upper Level Disturbance Will Move The Central
And Southern Rockies Sunday And Sunday Evening. As This Feature
Approaches...Strong Winds Aloft Will Mix Down As A Lee Surface
Trough Develops Over Eastern New Mexico...Generating Strong Winds
Near The Surface. The Result Will Be 20 Foot Sustained Winds 25 To
35 Mph From The West- Southwest...With Gusts To 45 Mph Or More
Wednesday Afternoon. This Will Occur In An Environment Supporting
Extremely Low Fuel Moisture...Lowland Min Rh Near 10% And Near
Record Afternoon High Temperatures. High To Very High Fire Dangers
Will Exist Throughout The Area. East Slopes Of Area Mountain Ranges
Will See The Highest Gusts Into The Early Evening Hours.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-
739 Am Mdt Fri Mar 28 2014

...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Sunday Afternoon Through
Sunday 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 Sunday
Afternoon Through Sunday 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 7 Pm Sunday.

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

* Humidity: Near 10%.

* Temperatures: Near Record High Temperatures In The Afternoon.

* 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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