Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
550 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM THURSDAY FOR ALL
OF THE EAST AND LOWER TO MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.A classic break down pattern of an upper level ridge of high
pressure, downslope wind and low humidity will persist Thursday.
Winds will be stronger with a dry air mass from portions of the
Rio Grande Valley over the eastern plains as cloud cover
diminishes. Single digit humidity values for a period of time are
expected across the plains.

NMZ103-104-108-231400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
550 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST
THURSDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands, Northeast and East
  Central Plains Thursday afternoon into the early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 25 to 45 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph
  Thursday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values of 8 to 14 percent with the
  lowest values across the east central plains.

* 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.

&&

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NMZ106-107-231400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0005.170223T1900Z-170224T0200Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
550 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley and Sandia...
  Manzano and Gallinas mountains below significant snowpack
  Thursday afternoon to early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph
  favoring areas along and east of the mountains.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values between 8 TO 16 percent.
  Lowest values across Socorro county.

* 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.

&&

$$



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