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Red Flag Warning today- Fire Weather Watch Monday, 042814

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

.An Upper Level Low Pressure System Moving Into Southeastern
Colorado This Morning Will Slowly Move Into Western Nebraska By
Monday Morning. Strong Winds Aloft And A Tight Pressure Gradient
Will Remain In Place Across The Desert Southwest. Though Winds
Will Not Be As Strong As They Were On Saturday...They Will Remain
Above Critical Fire Weather Thresholds. Cooler But Drier Air Will
Also Continue To Filter Into The Area...Keeping Relative Humidity
Values Low. Winds Will Diminish Slightly On Monday Afternoon...
But May Again Reach Critical Values.


Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-El Paso-
Hudspeth-
713 Am Mdt Sun Apr 27 2014

...Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To
8 Pm Mdt 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 30 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With Gusts To 40
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.

...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Monday Afternoon Through
Monday 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: 1 Pm Mdt To 8 Pm Mdt Monday.

* Wind: West-Northwest 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 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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