Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
251 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM TODAY FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FOR STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.Strong winds will develop late this morning through the early
evening over the central mountain chain of New Mexico eastward
into portions of the high plains. Occasional gusts of 35 mph will
be possible along the Interstate 40 corridor between Clines
Corners and Santa Rosa while relative humidity will be 10 percent
or less.

NMZ107-108-210100-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0033.171120T1700Z-171121T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0035.171120T1700Z-171121T0100Z/
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
251 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 6 PM MST
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Winds will strengthen late this morning with
  humidity rapidly falling into the afternoon across the highlands
  of eastern Torrance county and the high plains of Guadalupe and
  De Baca counties. Critical conditions will likely last into the
  early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Sustained from the west northwest at 20 to 25
  mph with occasional gusts to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 7 to 10 percent by late
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS....Rapid fire growth will be possible in these
  critical conditions. 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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