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Dry Lightning possible Friday followed by wind on Saturday

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
237 Pm Mdt Thu Jun 12 2014

...Dry Lightning Strikes Possible Friday Followed By Dry And
Windy Conditions Saturday...

.An Upper Level Disturbance Will Move Across The Northern And
Central Rockies On Saturday. Lee Side Troughing Over Eastern
Colorado Will Develop As Westerly Winds Aloft Increase. The
Tightening Pressure Gradient Combined With Momentum Transfer Of
Strong Winds Aloft Due To Deep Mixing...Will Lead To West To
Southwest Winds At The Surface Reaching Critical Thresholds. In
The Meantime...Dry Conditions Will Return To The Area Saturday
Afternoon After A Brief Influx Of Moisture On Friday. Dry And
Windy Conditions On Saturday Could Pose A Problem Should Lightning
Start Any New Fires Friday.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-
237 Pm Mdt Thu Jun 12 2014

...Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through
Saturday Evening Due To Strong Winds And Low Humidity...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Has
Issued A Fire Weather Watch...Which Is In Effect From Saturday
Afternoon Through Saturday Evening.

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

* Timing: Saturday From Noon To 9 Pm Mdt.

* Wind: West To Southwest 20 To 25 Mph At The 20-Foot Level With
Gusts To 40 Mph.

* Humidity: Fair Recovery Friday Night...But Min Rh Values Will
Quickly Drop To The 8 To 15 Percent Range...Highest In The
Sacramento Mountains.

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

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

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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