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red flag111717RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER, RH BELOW 15% AND WINDS OVER 20 MPH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, AND 112...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM MST this afternoon.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 111.Fire weather zone
112.Fire weather zone 055.Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...West Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph

* HUMIDITY...10% to 15%

* High Fire Danger over the warned area.

* 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.