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Fire Watch now a Red Flag Warning for 3/30/14 afternoon

Red Flag Warning In Effect Sunday Afternoon Into Early Sunday
Evening For South Central And Southwest New Mexico And Far West
Texas......

.Another Upper Level Disturbance Will Quickly 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. 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 Moistures...Lowland Min
Rh Near 10% And Near Record Afternoon High Temperatures. High To
Very High Fire Dangers Will Also 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-
127 Pm Mdt Sat Mar 29 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 Pm To 7 Pm Mdt Sunday 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 1 Pm To 7 Pm
Mdt Sunday.

* 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 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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