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New Mexico, Northern Dona Ana County

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 6:51 AM MDT on April 18, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on April 18, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM
MDT this evening due to strong winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a red flag warning... which is in effect from 1 PM this
afternoon to 8 PM MDT this evening. This replaces the Fire
Weather Watch previously in effect.

* Areas affected: much of the southern New Mexico lowlands
including fire weather zones 111 and the southern half of zone
112. Also Texas fire weather zones 055 and 056.

* Timing: today from 1 PM through 8 PM MDT.

* Winds: sustained 20-foot winds of around 20 mph with gusts to
30 mph.

* Humidity: 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 will
create extreme fire growth potential.






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