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Red Flag Warning Saturday and Sunday April 26/27

...Red Flag Warning Saturday For Much Of South Central And
Southwest New Mexico And Far West Texas...

.An Upper Level Low Pressure System Moving Across Northern
Arizona This Afternoon Will Swing Into Eastern Colorado By
Sunday. Lee Cyclogenesis Is Occurring Now Over Eastern Colorado
Where Surface Pressure Is Falling Rapidly. The Tightening
Pressure Gradient Across New Mexico...Along With Deep Mixing
Tapping Into Strong Winds Aloft...Will Result In Strong Southwest
Winds Across The Area Into This Evening. Some Limited Moisture
Will Work Into The Gila Region And The Higher Elevations Of The
Sacramento Mountains...But It Will Remain Critically Dry
Elsewhere Resulting In Critical Fire Weather Conditions. Cooler
But Drier Conditions Are Expected Sunday. Winds Will Diminish
Slightly...But Will Remain Above Critical Fire Weather Thresholds
Sunday Afternoon As The System Slowly Moves North And The
Pressure Gradient Remains Tight Across The Region.

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-El Paso-
Hudspeth-
145 Pm Mdt Sat Apr 26 2014

...Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect Until 10 Pm Mdt This
Evening Due To Strong Winds And Low Humidity...

* Area Affected: Portions Of Southwest And South-Central New
Mexico Including Fire Weather Zones 111 And 112. Far West Texas
Including Fire Weather Zones 055 And 056.

* Timing: 10 Am Mdt To 10 Pm Mdt Saturday.

* Wind: Southwest 25 To 35 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With Gusts
To 50 Mph In The Afternoon.

* Humidity: 8 To 15 Percent.

* Impacts...Any Fires That Develop Will Likely Spread Rapidly.
Outdoor Burning Is Not Recommended.

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 Pm To 8 Pm Mdt Sunday Due To
Strong Winds And Low Humidity...

* Area Affected: Portions Of Southwest And South-Central New
Mexico Including Fire Weather Zones 111 And 112. Far West Texas
Including Fire Weather Zones 055 And 056.

* Timing: 1 Pm Mdt To 8 Pm Mdt Sunday.

* Wind: West 20 To 25 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With Gusts To 35
Mph In The Afternoon.

* Humidity: 10 To 15 Percent.

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 Fire Danger
Ratings Will Create Extreme Fire Growth Potential.

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