Updated to Red Flag Warning 033021
CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS POSSIBLE TUESDAY... .Westerly winds will be on the increase Tuesday as zonal flow over the region increases and a surface low intensifies over south- central New Mexico. The westerly winds will bring in very dry air dropping relative humidities into the single digits for the lowlands with some teens in area mountains. By mid afternoon, winds will be in the 20 to 25 mph range and combine with the dry air to create critical fire weather conditions
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
149 PM MDT Sun Mar 28 2021
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM
MDT Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* WIND...West at 20 to 25 mph.
* HUMIDITY...5 to 12 percent.
* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over Southwest New Mexico where
winds are expected to be the strongest across the region.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.