Western El Paso County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 6:48 AM MDT Mar. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM
MDT this evening for strong winds and low relative humidities...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Wind... west around 20 mph.

* Humidity... 9 to 13 percent.

* Highest threat... is located south of a line from Las Cruces to
Alamogordo.

* 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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


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