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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
202 PM MDT MON APR 19 2021  
 
...A 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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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-  
202 PM MDT MON APR 19 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES  
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110, 111, AND 112...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS  
ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY  
MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110. FIRE WEATHER ZONE  
111. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112.  
 
* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH  
 
* HUMIDITY...6 TO 12 PERCENT  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.  
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE  
RED FLAG WARNINGS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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