AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LASTING THROUGH TUESDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS, VERY LOW HUMIDITY, WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND DEEP INSTABILITY... For today we will see wide-spread windy conditions with very low min RH's, and therefore a Red Flag Warning is in effect for both the mountains and the lowlands on this afternoon. Our winds and dry conditions will continue on Monday so a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Monday. An approaching upper level storm system will give us even stronger winds on Tuesday, though a slight uptick in moisture may keep western areas out of Red Flag conditions. Areas to the east will likely reach Red Flag criteria. As of now, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Tuesday for mostly the lowland areas.
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND
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 Monday. a Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire
Weather Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* 20 FOOT WINDS...West to southwest winds will increase to 20 to
30 mph by early afternoon with gusts to 45-50 mph after mid
* HUMIDITY...An extended duration of very low relative humidity
is expected. Lowlands will see minimum relative humidity in
the 5-10 percent range, while area mountain see minimums in
the 8- 15 percent range. Overnight recoveries will be poor
with maximum relative humidity only in the 25-40 percent
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Be careful with anything
that might cause sparks.
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.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.