Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
222 PM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM WEDNESDAY FOR THE
EASTERN PLAINS AND NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK
DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM THURSDAY
FOR ALL OF THE EAST AND LOWER TO MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO
STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.A Classic break down of the upper ridge and downslope wind and
low humidity pattern will take shape during the next couple of
days. Wednesday will be the more unstable day with record to near
record high temperatures and unusually high mixing heights.
Thursday will be the stronger wind day as the main jet maximum
moves over the area. The airmass will be quite dry across the
eastern plains...especially northeast plains on Wednesday and
spread to other areas of the state on Thursday following the cold
frontal passage. Single digit humidity values for a period of time
is expected across the plains.

NMZ103-104-108-221400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0006.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0004.170222T1900Z-170223T0100Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
222 PM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MST
WEDNESDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MST Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and Eastern plains both
  Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as well as into early Thursday
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph
  Wednesday. West 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 5 to 12 percent. Lowest
  values across the northeast on Wednesday and east central and
  southeast plains on Thursday.

* 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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NMZ106-107-221400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0006.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
222 PM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MST Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley and Sandia...Manzano
  and Gallinas mountains below significant snowpack Thursday
  afternoon to early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph
  favoring areas along and east of the central mountains.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values between 8 TO 16 percent.
  Lowest values across Socorro county.

* 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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