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CANCELLEDCritical Fire Weather Conditions Monday and possibly Tuesday, May 19 & 20

Critical Fire Weather Conditions With Extreme Dryness Monday
And Possibly Tuesday...

.A Ridge Of High Pressure Aloft Has Moved East Of The Area
This Will Allow Hot/Dry Southwest To West Winds To Return
Monday Ahead Of A Broad East-West Upper Trough Centered Of The
Pacific Northwest Coast. Max Temperatures Will Be 6 To 10 Degrees
Above Average Monday And Tuesday While Minimum Relative Humidity
Values Will Remian Below 10 Percent Over Most Areas...Even In Some
Higher Terrain Areas. Overnight Rh Recovery Will Be Very Poor...With
Max Rh Values Mostly In The Teens Expected. Deep Mixing And
Extremely Dry Conditions Aloft Will Also Yield Haines Index Values
Of 5 To 6 Both Monday And Tuesday. Winds At The 20-Foot Level Will
Also Approach Or Exceed 20 Mph In Many Locations...Leading To
Critical Fire Weather Conditions...However The Emphasis Through
Tuesday Continues To Be The Extremely Low Humidity... Dry
Fuels...And High Haines Index.

 

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-
759 Pm Mdt Sun May 18 2014

...Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt
Monday For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire Weather Zones
110...111 And 113...
...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Tuesday Afternoon Through
Tuesday Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire
Weather Zones 110...111 And 113...
...Red Flag Warning Is Cancelled For Strong Winds And Low
Humidity For Fire Weather Zones 110...111 And 113...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Has
Issued A Fire Weather Watch...Which Is In Effect From Tuesday
Afternoon Through Tuesday Evening. The Red Flag Warning For
Sunday Has Been Cancelled.

...Red Flag Warning Remains 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 3 To 7 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.

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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