Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...RESENT
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
650 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Very dry and windy conditions will continue Friday over the east
central plains where another round of critical conditions are
possible. Marginal critical conditions are likely over portions of
central New Mexico however cooler temperatures will mitigate the
potential on Friday.

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East Central Plains-
650 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Critical conditions are most likely to develop
  over the East Central Plains by late Friday morning then persist
  through the afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph
  Friday afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 9 to 13 percent Friday
  afternoon.

* 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

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Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
650 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

Winds will continue to diminish this evening as humidities
increase. Therefore the red flag warning will be allowed to
expire. Spotty critical conditions may return Friday afternoon due
to winds and low humidities across the area although temperatures
will be below average.

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