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Urgent: Fire Weather Watch - Saturday April 12, 2014

Urgent - fire weather message
national weather service el paso tx/santa teresa nm
642 am mdt thu apr 10 2014

...critical fire weather conditions expected saturday as extremely
dry conditions continue...

.very dry conditions and above normal temperatures will persist
through the remainder of the week with minimum rh values dropping
into the single digits even in the higher terrain. Overnight
recovery will be very poor. These dry conditions will persist
through saturday when an approaching upper level disturbance will
bring increasing southwest winds to the area. The addition of
winds to the already dry conditions will lead to critical fire
weather conditions saturday.



southwest mountains-southwest deserts and lowlands-
south central lowlands and southern rio grande valley-
capitan and sacramento mountains-el paso-hudspeth-
642 am mdt thu apr 10 2014

...fire weather watch in effect from saturday afternoon through
saturday evening due to strong winds and low humidity...

The national weather service in el paso tx/santa teresa has
issued a fire weather watch...which is in effect from saturday
afternoon through saturday evening.

* area affected: southwest and south-central new mexico including
fire weather zones 110...111...112...and 113. Far west texas
including fire weather zones 055 and 056.

* timing: saturday from noon to 9 pm mdt.

* wind: southwest 20 to 30 mph at the 20-foot level with gusts 35
to 40 mph.

* humidity: minimum rh 4 to 9 percent saturday with extremely dry
conditions and poor overnight recovery in the preceding days.

* 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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