Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
542 AM MDT Tue Apr 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY FOR CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
AND EAST CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.Strengthening westerly winds aloft will be observed over portions
of New Mexico on Wednesday. The warm, dry, and rather unstable
atmosphere will allow these stronger winds aloft to mix down to
the surface Wednesday afternoon, leading to potentially critical
fire weather conditions.

NMZ107-108-191300-
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Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
542 AM MDT Tue Apr 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...The central highlands, including the Sandia,
  Manzano, and Gallinas mountains, as well as the east central
  high plains of New Mexico.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Sustained from west at 20 to 25 mph with
  occasional gusts of 35 to perhaps 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 9 to 13 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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