Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING LATE THIS MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.The subtropical jet stream crossing aloft and a lee trough
developing at the surface this afternoon will cause strong winds
to return today. Very low humidities, above normal temperatures,
an unstable atmosphere and low soil moisture will combine with a
heavy layer of dead fuel from previous growing seasons to produce
hazardous fire weather conditions. Winds will weaken with sunset,
but much of the warned area will again experience poor humidity
recovery tonight.

NMZ105>109-270300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0029.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Fire weather zones located along and south of
  Interstate 40, including the Albuquerque metro area. The most
  critical conditions are expected during the mid to late
  afternoon, when winds will be strongest.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40
  mph with locally higher gusts along the east slopes of the
  central mountain chain.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities are
  expected.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

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