Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
000
WWUS85 KABQ 231226
RFWABQ

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
526 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM TODAY FOR EASTERN
NEW MEXICO...THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...THE SANDIA...MANZANO...
AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Windy conditions will develop rapidly this morning and peak this
afternoon before tapering off early this evening. Low humidity and
above normal temperatures with an unstable atmosphere will create
critical fire weather conditions over much of central and eastern
NM today. Extremely critical conditions are even possible across
eastern NM where a few hours of single digit humidity is expected.
Very dry and windy conditions will continue into Friday over the
east central plains where more critical conditions are possible.
Marginal critical conditions are likely over central NM however
cooler temperatures and a more stable atmosphere will mitigate the
threat on Friday.

NMZ108-240200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0007.170224T1700Z-170225T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
East Central Plains-
526 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday afternoon.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains this afternoon into the
  early evening. East Central Plains late Friday morning through
  Friday afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph
  today. Northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph Friday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 7 to 11 percent today then
  9 to 13 percent on Friday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
  fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
  done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

NMZ103-104-106-107-240200-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
526 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands, Northeast Plains, Middle
  Rio Grande Valley, and the Sandia, Manzano, and Gallinas
  Mountains this afternoon into the early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph
  this afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 8 to 14.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
  fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
  done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.