Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
321 AM MDT Mon Apr 24 2017

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

.Westerly winds aloft will continue to strengthen and will
spread a very dry airmass over a majority of northern and central
New Mexico. Combined with above normal to near record high
temperatures and an unstable atmosphere, expect a widespread
critical fire weather event below snowpack today and into this
evening before conditions moderate.

NMZ101>109-250300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Plains-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
321 AM MDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Much of northern and central New Mexico below
  significant snowpack, beginning late this morning and
  continuing into this evening before diminishing.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west 20 to 35 mph with gusts to near
  50 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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