East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet

Statement as of 3:31 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

High Wind Watch

... High wind watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
issued a high wind watch... which is in effect from Saturday
morning through Saturday evening.

* Event: high winds Saturday with blowing dust.

* Timing: winds will increase throughout the morning Saturday and
reach their peak of 35 to 50 mph in the early/mid afternoon.
Winds will begin diminishing mid evening.

* Impact: strong winds will make travel difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Blowing dust will also be a hazard.

* Visibility: widespread dust mainly along and south of a line
from Hatch to Alamogordo with visibilities to three to five
miles. Local visibilities could drop to less than one mile mainly
south of Interstate 10 from El Paso west.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest

Statement as of 1:46 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

Fire Weather Watch

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday morning
through Saturday evening for strong winds and low humidity for
fire weather zones 055... 056... 110... 111... 112 and 113.

* Event: Fire Weather Watch for elevations below 7500 ft msl.

* Timing: 10 ... am MDT to 10 PM MDT Saturday.

* Wind: southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Humidity: 5 to 15 percent below 7500 ft msl.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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