Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
824 Pm Mdt Tue Apr 1 2014

...critical Fire Weather Conditions Will Return to Most of the Area on Wednesday...

.an Upper Level Disturbance Over Northern California Will Move Into Northern Arizona by Tomorrow Afternoon...and into the Texas Panhandle on Thursday. Winds Aloft Will Continue to Strengthen As This System Draws Closer...and the Surface Pressure Gradient
Caused by a Deepening Lee Trough Will also Continue to Tighten. The Result Will Be a Return of Strong West to Southwest Winds Again on Wednesday Afternoon and Overall Continued Dry Conditions. Winds Will Generally Be Stronger Than They Were On
Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings Have Been Raised for Wednesday Across Most of the Area. However...slightly Higher Humidity Values May Work Their Way into the Gila Region by Tomorrow...so the Fire Weather Watch Remains in Effect for that Area.

Southwest Deserts and Lowlands-South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan and Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-

...Red Flag Warning in Effect from Noon MDT Wednesday to 3:00 am MDT Thursday Due To Strong Winds and Low Humidity...



The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has Issued a Red Flag Warning...which Is in Effect from Noon to 9 Pm Mdt Wednesday. This Upgrades the Fire Weather Watch that Was Previously in Effect for Wednesday.

* Area Affected: Most of Southwest and South-Central New Mexico Including Fire Weather Zones 111...112...and 113. Far West Texas Including Fire Weather Zones 055 and 056.

* Timing: Wednesday from Noon through Thursday 3:00 am MDT.

* Wind: West to Southwest 20 to 30 Mph with Gusts 35 to 45 Mph. Highest along East-Facing Slopes.

* Humidity: Minimum Rh 6 to 13 Percent.

* Impacts...any Fires that Develop Will Likely Spread Rapidly. Outdoor Burning Is not Recommended.

The Red Flag Warning that Was in Effect for Tuesday Has Expired As Of 8 pm MDT.

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.


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