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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
639 AM MDT Sat Mar 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SUNDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING
FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.The potential exists for several hours of critical fire weather
conditions as an upper level trough passing north of New Mexico
and a surface lee trough induce strong downslope winds across
northeast and east central areas. Record and near record high
temperatures, humidities around 10%, strong atmospheric mixing,
and Haines Indices mostly from 5 to 6 will exacerbate the fire
weather concern. The critical conditions will ease with sunset.

NMZ103-104-108-191400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0011.170319T1700Z-170320T0200Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
639 AM MDT Sat Mar 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...the eastern plainS and northeast highlands below
  significant snowpack. The most critical conditions are expected
  around mid afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...20 to 30 mph with gusts around 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 13%.

* 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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