Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1150 PM MDT MON MAY 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TUESDAY FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM ACROSS
THE PLAINS PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AS WELL AS THE EAST
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHEAST AND EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE
ATMOSPHERE.

.FINE FUELS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE DRIED OUT SUFFICIENTLY TO BE
CONCERNED ABOUT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS WEEK ACROSS
EASTERN NEW MEXICO DESPITE A MOSAIC OF GREEN-UP. TEMPERATURES UP
TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT
HUMIDITIES AND STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL WARRANT A RED FLAG
WARNING ON TUESDAY. HIGH MIXING HEIGHTS...AND WIDESPREAD HAINES
VALUES OF 6 ARE ALSO EXPECTED. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
REDEVELOP ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE SAME AREAS. THEREFORE...A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FOR WEDNESDAY. EACH OVERNIGHT
PERIOD PRECEDING THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL FEATURE POOR TO
FAIR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AS WELL.

NMZ103-104-108-241400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0025.160524T1900Z-160525T0300Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0030.160525T1900Z-160526T0100Z/
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST PLAINS-EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
1150 PM MDT MON MAY 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT
TUESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS BOTH
  TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35
  AND 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 5 TO 10 PERCENT
  ACROSS THE LOWLANDS.

* 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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$



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