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Red Flag Warning

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Thu 04/08/2021 04:00 PM EDT

End Time

Fri 04/09/2021 12:00 AM EDT

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Locations Affected

El Paso, TX ∙ Las Cruces, NM ∙ Winston, NM ∙ Picacho, NM ∙ Three Rivers, NM ∙ Tornillo, TX ∙ Reserve, NM ∙ Arenas Valley, NM ∙ Sierra Blanca, TX ∙ Windmill, NM

Headline

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
.West winds will increase mid to late afternoon today 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.

Full Alert Message

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM 432 AM MDT Thu Apr 8 2021 ...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON... .West winds will increase mid to late afternoon today 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. NMZ110>112-TXZ055-056-082100- /O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0013.210408T2000Z-210409T0400Z/ 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- TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 HUDSPETH COUNTY- 432 AM MDT Thu Apr 8 2021 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY... * AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110...111...112 in New Mexico and zones 055...056 in Texas. * WIND...West winds 20 to 30 mph. * HUMIDITY...5 to 11 percent. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. * HIGHEST THREAT...is located over Luna and Hidalgo counties late in the afternoon. 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior. &&