Western El Paso County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 7:57 PM MDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM MDT
Monday for strong winds and low relative humidities for fire
weather zones 055, 056, 111, 112, and 113...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening for strong winds and low relative
humidities for fire weather zones 055, 056, 111, 112, and 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 9 PM
MDT Monday. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire
Weather Watch is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through early
Tuesday evening.

* Wind Monday and Tuesday... west-southwest 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to 45 mph.

* Humidity Monday... 5 to 8 percent.

* Humidity Tuesday... 7 to 11 percent lowlands. 12 to 15 percent
Sacramento Mountains.

* Highest threat Monday... west of a line from Alamogordo to El
Paso. Highest threat Tuesday... south and east of a line from
Truth or Consequences to Deming to Animas.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.