CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS... .A very dry airmass continues to stay parked over far west Texas, southwest New Mexico, and south central New Mexico. Above normal temperatures, deep instability, very dry fuels, and increasing winds this afternoon will all lead to critical fire weather conditions.
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND 113 which includes far west Texas,
southwest New Mexico, and south central New Mexico...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to
8 PM MDT this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110, 111, 112, 113, 055, and
056 which includes far west Texas, southwest New Mexico, and
south central New Mexico.
* WIND...West winds between 20 and 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* HUMIDITY...5 to 12 percent.
* 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.