Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
641 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS
DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.West and southwest surface winds will become strong on Friday
afternoon as an upper level trough approaching from the west
causes the flow aloft to strengthen, and a stout surface trough
develops in the lee of the southern Rockies. High temperatures
will soar 12 to 22 degrees above normal, while the Haines Index
climbs to 5, and humidities crater below 15 percent. Conditions
will improve as winds weaken at sunset.

NMZ108-172200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0001.180119T1900Z-180120T0100Z/
East Central Plains-
641 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect Friday afternoon.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains. The most widespread
  critical conditions will occur around mid afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West and southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...11 to 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

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