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Grant County Red Flag Warning Tuesday 5/20/2014 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM MDT

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
704 Am Mdt Tue May 20 2014

...critical Fire Weather Conditions Characterized by Extremely Low Humidity to Return to the Gila and Lincoln Zones Today...

.a Strong Upper Level Low Over Central California This Morning Will Move into Southern Nevada by This Evening. Gusty Southwest Winds Will Develop Ahead of This System...mainly Over the Higher Terrain of the Gila and Lincoln National Forests This Afternoon. Meanwhile...humidity Levels Will Remain Extremely Dry While Overnight Recovery Last Night Remained Poor. Haines Index Values This Afternoon Will Reach 6 Due to Very Dry and Unstable Conditions.

Southwest Mountains-Capitan and Sacramento Mountains-
704 Am Mdt Tue May 20 2014

...Red Flag Warning in Effect from Noon Today to 8 Pm Mdt This
Evening Due to Strong Winds and Very Low Humidity...

* Event: Fire Weather ...zone 110 Southwest Mountains. Fire
Weather Zone 113 Capitan and Sacramento Mountains.

* Timing: Today from Noon to 8 Pm Mdt.

* Humidity: Minimum Rh 4 to 8 Percent.

* Wind: Southwest up to 20 Mph with Gusts to 30 Mph.

* Haines Index: 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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