Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
339 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT TODAY FOR THE
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...SANDIA... MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS AND THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.WINDS WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN AS THE NEXT IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC
STORM SYSTEMS APPROACHES THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. LOW HUMIDITY...STRONG
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WINDS AND MODERATE TO HIGH HAINES INDICES WILL
ALIGN WITH GREATEST AREAL EXTENT AND FOR THE LONGEST DURATION THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING FROM THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE
VALLEY EASTWARD TO THE HIGH PLAINS OF EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TO
EXCLUDE THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS.

NMZ106>108-290100-
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MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS-
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
339 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AREA AND TIMING...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...SANDIA...MANZANO
  AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW 8500 FEET...EAST CENTRAL PLAINS
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 8 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

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