Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
716 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING FOR MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.The significant fire weather conditions observed earlier are
starting to wind down across the plains. Localized strong wind and
low humidity alignment will remain across the northeast plains
during the next hour...otherwise...humidity values have rapidly
risen. Another round of strong wind...low humidity and abundant
sunshine will affect portions of the lower and middle Rio Grande
Valley Friday afternoon.

NMZ103-104-108-240230-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-170324T0100Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
716 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED...

Localized critical fire weather conditions will continue through 8
pm MDT across the far northeast plains. Otherwise...humidity
values have risen sharply the past couple of hours.

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NMZ106-241200-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0014.170324T1900Z-170325T0100Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
716 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley, including
  Albuquerque Friday afternoon and early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest at 20 to 30 mph with occasional
  gusts to 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 Fire Weather Watch.

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