Red Flag Warning for Wednesday and for Thursday, 0421-2221

red flag warning 041021Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected Wednesday and Thursday Afternoons... .Southwesterly winds will increase and combine with very low relative humidity values to create critical fire weather conditions Wednesday afternoon in the Gila Region and the lowlands of southwestern and New Mexico. Winds will increase by early Wednesday afternoon and peak around 20 to 30 mph. At the same time, minimum relative humidities will fall to 8 to 10 percent. Winds will subside by Wednesday evening, only to return area wide on Thursday as critical fire weather conditions expand in coverage.

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-
1225 PM MDT Tue Apr 20 2021

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Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday, 042121

fire weather watch 042121A Fire Weather Watch for Strong Winds and Low RH's is in effect for Wednesday afternoon... .On Wednesday afternoon, westerly winds will increase and combine with very low relative humidity values to give us critical fire weather conditions for the Gila Region and the lowlands of New Mexico Wednesday afternoon. Winds will increase by early Wednesday afternoon to 20 to 30 mph. At the same time min RH's in the Gila Region will drop to near 10% and min RH's in the lowlands of New Mexico will drop into the single digits. The strong winds and low humidity values will give us critical fire weather conditions that will allow any fire starts to spread quickly Wednesday afternoon. Winds will slow by Wednesday evening, but we will see only modest RH recoveries in the overnight hours into Thursday morning.

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Unsettled weather Saturday through Monday 0417-1921

unsettled weather 0417 1921Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,

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Red Flag Warning today 041421, Fire weather watch 041521

red flag warning 0414 1521CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY AND TOMORROW... .Southwesterly winds will increase across southern New Mexico the next two afternoons as surface low pressure develops over the state. Gusty winds combined with relative humidities of 6 to 12 percent will create critical fire conditions in southwestern New Mexico this afternoon, and all of southern New Mexico Thursday afternoon.

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-
631 AM MDT Wed Apr 14 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this
afternoon to 8 PM MDT this evening.

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REVISED: Red Flag Warning on Thursday, April 15, 2021

fire weather watch 033021

CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TO INTENSIFY TODAY... .Strong westerly flow aloft combined with a surface low pressure system over central New Mexico will result in an increase in southwesterly winds today. Wind will quickly intensify this afternoon across most of the area with sustained speeds of 20 to 30 mph throughout the afternoon and evening hours. At the same time very dry surface air and warm daytime temperatures will produce critical relative humidities of 6 to 12 percent. These weather conditions will create high fire danger across much of the U.S. Southwest. Winds are expected to subside by midnight, along with poor overnight RH recovery.

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
HUDSPETH COUNTY-
627 AM MDT Thu Apr 15 2021

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Red Flag Warning 041021

red flag warning 041021CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING... .Westerly winds across portions west of the Rio Grande intensify this afternoon as a surface low develops over western New Mexico. The strongest winds are expected in the southern portions of the Gila region and the southwest deserts this afternoon and early this evening. Also humidity continues to be below 10 percent. Thus, critical fire weather conditions are expected today.

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-
250 AM MDT Sat Apr 10 2021

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 110 AND 111...

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Red Flag Warning 040821

red flag warning 040821CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .West winds will increase mid to late afternoon on Thursday across most of southern New Mexico and far west Texas as surface low pressure develops over northeast New Mexico, but the strongest winds are expected across the lowlands mainly from the Rio Grande west. Combined with very low relative humidities, critical fire conditions are likely

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Updated to Red Flag Warning 040821

fire weather watch 030921CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .West winds will increase mid to late afternoon on Thursday across most of southern New Mexico as surface low pressure develops over northeast New Mexico, but the strongest winds are expected across the lowlands mainly from the Rio Grande Valley west. Combined with very low relative humidities, critical fire conditions are likely. Winds will also increase over zone 110, but at this time look to remain just below criteria.

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-
323 AM MDT Wed Apr 7 2021

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