Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
302 PM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MUCH OF
EASTERN NEW MEXICO BELOW SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.INCREASED WINDS ALOFT WILL MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE ON MONDAY
AFTERNOON WHILE DRY CONDITIONS PREVAIL IN AN ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURE REGIME. AREAS BELOW SNOW PACK WILL OBSERVE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THE
EARLY EVENING.

NMZ103-104-107-108-221400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0002.150323T1800Z-150324T0100Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS/EASTERN CARSON AND SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
302 PM MDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT
  SNOW PACK. WINDS WILL INCREASE EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH
  HUMIDITY PLUMMETING INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SUSTAINED WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH
  WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 AND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING TO 11 TO 15 PERCENT BY LATE
  AFTERNOON.

* 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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