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Red Flag Warnings Sunday and Monday, May 18 & 19

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From Noon Today To 8 Pm Mdt This
Evening Due To Strong Winds And Extremely Low Humidity...

* Area Affected: Portions Of Southwest And South-Central New
Mexico Including Fire Weather Zones 110...Portions Of 111 In
Southern Hidalgo County...And 112. This Includes The Gila And
Lincoln National Forests.

* Timing: Today From Noon To 8 Pm Mdt.

* Humidity: Minimum Rh 2 To 5 Percent.

* Haines Index: 6.

* Wind: Southwest Around 20 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With Gusts
To 30 Mph.

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

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

 

* Area Affected: All Of Southwest And South-Central New Mexico
Including Fire Weather Zones 110...111...112...And 113. This
Includes The Gila And Lincoln National Forests.

* Timing: Monday From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt.

* Humidity: Minimum Rh 2 To 6 Percent.

* Rh Recovery: Very Poor Sunday Night Into Monday Morning With
Max Rh Ranging From 8 To 14 Percent.

* Haines Index: 5 To 6.

* Wind: West-Southwest Around 20 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With
Gusts To 30 Mph.

* 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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