Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
242 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS LATE FRIDAY
MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.A deepening lee side trough will contribute to strong downslope
winds on Friday across portions of eastern New Mexico, forecast
to develop ahead of an approaching cold front. Daytime
temperatures will climb well above normal, with new daily record
highs possible. The combination of strong winds, low humidity and
unusually warm conditions will lead to several hours of critical
fire weather conditions on Friday.

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East Central Plains-
242 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through
Friday afternoon.

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains late Friday morning
  through Friday afternoon.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to near
  40 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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