Fire Danger High This Week For Dona Ana County
Things aren't that different between Dona Ana County and El Paso county so, you may as well figure that the fire danger is high all over the Borderland.
People are being cautioned against outdoor burning this week, especially on Thursday, due to high temperatures, winds and low humidity levels. According to the Las Cruces Sun News:
The National Weather Service's Santa Teresa office issued has issued a "red flag warning" for south-central and southwest New Mexico counties, including Doña Ana, from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday. Stray sparks can easily start brush fires; vegetation is already dry across the southern part of the state.
Wind speeds will range from 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph, according to the agency. The relative humidity will range from 5 to 10 percent. - Las Cruces Sun News
Again, conditions for Dona County aren't much different than those for El Paso County. Just because our local authorities haven't issued such a warning doesn't mean it's any safer to burn here in El Chuco although, a slight rain chance does exist for us today and tomorrow. That could help but, still, be careful!!