Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...Updated
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1038 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

NMZ501>540-231100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
411 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for portions of
central and southwestern New Mexico where low humidities combined
with strong winds and above normal temperatures will create critical
fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A potent upper level system will impact the state Thursday through
Friday with breezy to windy conditions central and east...with areas
of strong to potentially damaging winds from the east slopes of the
central mountains to the Texas border. Rain and mountain snow will
favor the western and northern mountains. It will turn much colder
Thursday in west and central NM, and sharply colder in the east on
Friday.

A fire weather watch is in effect for the eastern plains Thursday
afternoon as warm, dry and windy conditions linger. Wind advisories
and high wind watches/warnings will be issued over the next 18 to 24
hours. Winter weather advisories may be needed for portions of the
northern mountains Thursday night into Friday.

Two more upper level systems will bring cooler, windier and wetter
conditons to New Mexico Saturday night and Sunday, and Tuesday into
Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Contact local law enforcement or the National Weather Service at
1.888.386.7637 to report high winds and snowfall amounts.

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