Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
325 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...

.Critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon and
early evening. Areas of greatest concern include the Rio Grande
Valley south of the Albuquerque Metro, the Sandia, Manzano and
Gallinas Mountains south of Highway 60, and portions of the east
central plains where rainfall has not recently occurred. Strong
westerly winds will develop as an upper level jet crosses the
state and a surface low deepens over northeast New Mexico.
Humidities are expected to fall between 10 and 15 percent as high
temperatures rise just above normal.

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West Central Highlands-
325 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CANCELLED...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has cancelled the
Fire Weather Watch.

Humidities across the West Central Highlands will largely stay
above 15 percent this afternoon. Though an hour or two of critical
fire weather conditions are possible across the lower elevations
surrounding the San Mateo Mountains, the duration and areal extent
is not enough to warrant a Red Flag Warning. Therefore, the Fire
Weather Watch is cancelled.

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NMZ106>108-280100-
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Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
East Central Plains-
325 AM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

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

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...This afternoon and early evening for the
  Middle Rio Grande Valley south of the Albuquerque Metro area,
  Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains south of Highway 60, and
  the East Central Plains where significant rainfall did not occur
  recently.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Westerly 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 50 mph.
  Winds may be locally higher near Clines Corners.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimums between 10 and 15 percent.

* 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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