Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY...THE SANDIA...MANZANO...AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS...AND THE
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS...THE NORTHEAST PLAINS AND THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS
DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.The record warm and dry pattern will continue for one last day
before significant changes arrive with a potent upper level storm
system Thursday. Windy conditions with single digit humidities
and a very unstable atmosphere are expected to develop ahead of
this system today from the west central highlands over the Rio
Grande Valley to the nearby central mountains. The focus for dry,
warm, windy, and unstable conditions will shift into the eastern
plains Thursday as the system crosses New Mexico.

NMZ106-107-109-230100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0012.170322T2000Z-170323T0100Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
West Central Highlands-
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...The West Central Highlands, Middle Rio Grande
  Valley, and the Sandia, Manzano, and Gallinas Mountains this
  afternoon and early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 14 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.

&&

$$

NMZ103-104-108-230100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0013.170323T1900Z-170324T0000Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
601 AM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* AREA AND TIMING...The East Central Plains, Northeast Plains, and
  Northeast Highlands Thursday afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$


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