Central Tularosa Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:46 PM MST Feb. 25, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM MST Sunday
afternoon for low relative humidities and sustained wind speeds
over 20 mph for fire weather zones 055, 056, and 112...

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM MST Sunday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 055.
Fire weather zone 056.

* 20-foot wind... 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph

* humidity... 11 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Be careful if you have to operate gas or electrical powered
machinery outside. 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.