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Time extended: Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon And Evening June 11, 2014

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
652 Am Mdt Wed Jun 11 2014

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon And Evening...

.West Winds Aloft Across The Area Will Be Strong Enough To Cause
Development Of A Lee Side Trough Over Eastern New Mexico Today.
The Resulting Tight Pressure Gradient And Winds Mixing Down From
Aloft Will Bring Breezy To Windy Conditions This Afternoon Into
This Evening. Though Winds Will Be Marginal...The Dry Fuels With
High Fire Danger Ratings And Very Low Humidity Are Enough To Meet
Red Flag Warning Criteria.

 

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth-
652 Am Mdt Wed Jun 11 2014

...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To 7 Pm
Mdt This Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire Weather
Zones 055...056...110...111...112 And 113...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Has
Issued A Red Flag Warning...Which Is In Effect From 1 Pm This
Afternoon To 7 Pm Mdt This Evening.

* Timing: 1 Pm Mdt To 8 Pm Mdt Today.

* Wind: Southwest To West 20 Mph With Gusts To 30 Mph

* Humidity: 5 To 10 Pct Lowlands; 10 To 15 Pct Above 6500 Ft Msl.

* 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 High Fire Danger
Ratings Will Create Extreme Fire Growth Potential.

 

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