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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY BETWEEN 1 PM AND 7 PM FOR THE
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS...AND THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.DISCUSSION...
Strong to damaging winds are expected today with gusts between 50 and
60 mph possible. Low humidities mainly south of I-40 will create
critical fire weather conditions for several hours this afternoon.
On Friday, a storm system will approach the state and drop a Pacific
front into New Mexico, increasing the chance for showers and
thunderstorms. On Saturday, a cold upper level low will cross the
state while a strong cold front will drop from north to south. Much
colder temperatures will be in store area wide while snow returns for
much of northeast and possibly east central New Mexico. A gradual
warm up begins Sunday and continues through Tuesday.

NMZ101-272100-
Northwest Plateau-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........55-75 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
50 to 55. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 63. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ102-272100-
North Central Mountains-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Showers and thunderstorms likely.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-26 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 30 to 40 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-78 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....40-45.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers with rain showers likely.
Highs 39 to 44. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 33 to
43 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.

$$

NMZ103-272100-
Northeast Highlands-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....22-27.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....62-82 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-69 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....42-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 35 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Areas of blowing snow. Snow showers. Highs 36 to
41. North winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 53 to 63 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 47 to 52. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 32 to 42 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.

$$

NMZ104-272100-
Northeast Plains-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers
  and thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........52-72 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph becoming southwest 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Areas of blowing snow. Rain and snow showers.
Highs 40 to 45. Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 49 to
59 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 48 to 53. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 31 to 41 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.

$$

NMZ105-272100-
Northwest Highlands-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....54-59.
*    Below 8000 ft....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 5 moderate in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-30.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....62-82 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-71 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
47 to 52. North winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to
35 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ106-272100-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....73-78.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........10-15 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph increasing to west 25
  to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........37-57 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 30 to 40 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
52 to 57. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to
28 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 8 to 13 percent.

$$

NMZ107-272100-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....56-61.
*    Below 8000 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 30 to 45 mph. Gusts up to 65 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-36.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....37-57 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-61 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 60 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....49-54.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph decreasing to 35 to 45 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers. Highs 43 to 48.
North winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.

$$

NMZ108-272100-
East Central Plains-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing dust.
* Max Temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....71-76.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph becoming southwest 30 to 40
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers. Highs 48 to 53.
North winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 36 to 46 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ109-272100-
West Central Highlands-
651 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....62-67.
*    Below 8000 ft....70-75.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph increasing to 50 to 60 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....40-45.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....47-67 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....55-60.
*    Below 8000 ft....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
46 to 51. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to
29 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 9 to 14 percent.

$$

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