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Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons April 1, 2 and 3, 2014

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

.An Approaching Upper Level Disturbance Will Cause Strong Winds
Aloft Across The Area This Afternoon. The Strong Upper Level Winds
And A Lee-Side Trough Over Eastern New Mexico Will Cause Sustained
20-Foot Winds Of 20 To 25 Mph With Gusts Near 35 Mph This Afternoon
And Evening. The Strong Winds With Minimum Rh In The Single Digits
To Low Teens And High Or Greater Nfdrs Fire Danger Ratings Will
Cause Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon And Evening.
Critical Fire Weather Conditions Are Likely Again Wednesday And
Thursday As That Upper Level Disturbance And Associated Pacific
Front Move Across The Area.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-
729 Am Mdt Tue Apr 1 2014

...Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To
8 Pm MDT This Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire
Weather Zones 055...056...110...111...112 And 113...

...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Wednesday Afternoon Through
Wednesday Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire Weather
Zones 055...056...110...111...112 And 113...

* Event: Red Flag Warning Today For South Central And Southwest
New Mexico And Far West Texas. Fire Weather Watch Wednesday.

* Timing: Red Flag Warning 1 Pm Til 8 Pm Today. Fire Weather Watch
Noon Til 9 Pm Wednesday.

* Wind: West To Southwest 20 To 25 Mph With Gusts To 35 Mph.

* Humidity: Below 15%.

* 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 High Or Greater Nfdrs
Fire Danger Ratings Will Create Extreme Fire Growth Potential.

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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