Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND PLATEAU FROM 1 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FROM 10 AM
TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Drier conditions will begin to work back into western New Mexico
this afternoon with stronger winds aloft beginning to mix down to
the surface. This will lead to a few hours of critical fire
weather conditions, primarily west of the Continental Divide
across the Northwest Highlands and Plateau.

Westerly winds aloft will continue to strengthen and will spread
a very dry airmass over more of the state on Monday. Above normal
temperatures, an unstable atmosphere, and all of the necessary
ingredients will be in place for a widespread critical fire
weather event below snowpack.

NMZ105-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0022.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0022.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT
this evening. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM
to 9 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Highlands this afternoon and
  evening, then Monday late morning into Monday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west to southwest 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to near 40 mph both today and Monday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 7 to 12 percent today. Falling
  to 5 to 10 percent on Monday.

* 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.

&&

$$

NMZ101-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0022.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
Northwest Plateau-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT
this evening. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM
to 9 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau this afternoon and evening,
  then Monday late morning into Monday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west to southwest 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to near 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 7 to 12 percent today. Falling
  to 5 to 10 percent on Monday.

* 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.

&&

$$

NMZ102>104-106>109-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
East Central Plains-West Central Highlands-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Much of northern and central New Mexico,
  beginning late Monday morning and continuing into Monday
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent below snowpack.

* 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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