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Red Flag Warnings Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6 & 7

Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect Today From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt
Due To Strong Winds And Low Humidity...

* 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: Today From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt.

* Wind: Southwest 20 To 25 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With Gusts
40 To 45 Mph. Strongest Along Exposed Ridges And East-Facing
Slopes.

* Humidity: Min Rh 6 To 14 Percent.

* Haines Index: 4 To 5 Over Most Areas...Except 6 Over Texas Zone
056/Hudspeth County.

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

...Red Flag Warning In Effect Wednesday From 11 Am To 9 Pm Mdt
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 11 Am To 9 Pm
Mdt Wednesday. This Replaces The Fire Weather Watch Previously In
Effect.

* Area Affected: Portions 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 11 Am To 9 Pm Mdt.

* Wind: West-Southwest 20 To 25 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With
Gusts 40 To 45 Mph. Strongest Along Exposed Ridges And East-
Facing Slopes.

* Humidity: Min Rh 7 To 15 Percent.

* Haines Index: 5 To 6.

* 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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