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Red Flag Warning for Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 to 9:00 pm

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm

...Red Flag Conditions Likely on Wednesday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Move across the Rockies and Shift Winds around to the West Wednesday. These Winds Are Expected to Increase to 20 to 35 Mph and Combine with Minimum Relative Humidities in the Single Digits to Create Critical Fire Weather Conditions.

Southwest Mountains-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 Wednesday Afternoon Through Wednesday 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 Red Flag Warning...which Is in Effect from Wednesday Afternoon through Wednesday 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: ...2 Pm Mdt to 9 Pm Mdt Wednesday.

* Wind: West 20 to 35 Mph with Gusts around 45 Mph.

* Humidity: 5 to 10 Percent.

* 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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