Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
338 AM MDT SAT APR 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT TODAY FOR THE
NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS BELOW ANY SNOW PACK AND THE
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR THE
SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW ANY SNOW PACK AND
THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.A COMBINATION OF STRONG WESTERLY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES...ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CREATE
CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS TODAY FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND
HIGHLANDS BELOW ANY SNOW PACK...AND THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY. DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WITH STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL SHIFT INTO EASTERN NEW MEXICO SUNDAY...WHERE CRITICAL
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY.

NMZ104-107-108-240100-
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NORTHEAST PLAINS-SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS-
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
338 AM MDT SAT APR 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AREA AND TIMING...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW
  ANY SNOW PACK..AND THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS.
  CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AROUND MIDDAY SUNDAY
  AND THEN DIMINISH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 13 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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NMZ101-105-106-240100-
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NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
338 AM MDT SAT APR 23 2016

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

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS
  BELOW ANY SNOW PACK...AND THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE. CRITICAL
  CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND
  PERSIST UNTIL EARLY THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 45 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$



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