Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
354 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING FOR MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.In the wake of a low pressure system, winds will remain strong
across the middle Rio Grande valley this afternoon through the
early evening. In addition to the winds, dry conditions and low
relative humidity will lead to a few hours of critical fire
weather.

NMZ106-250100-
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Middle Rio Grande Valley-
354 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM MDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley this afternoon and
  early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest at 20 to 30 mph with occasional
  gusts to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 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 Red Flag Warning.

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