Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
300 AM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BELOW
SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Stronger westerlies will spread a very dry airmass over the state
Monday, with above normal temperatures and an unstable atmosphere
forecast. All of the ingredients will be in place for a widespread
critical fire weather event below snowpack.

NMZ101>109-222100-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Plains-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
300 AM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Much of northern and central New Mexico,
  beginning late Monday morning and continuing into Monday
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent below snowpack.

* 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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