Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
724 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM ACROSS THE
PLAINS PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AS WELL AS THE EAST
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHEAST AND EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE.

.FINE FUELS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE DRIED OUT SUFFICIENTLY TO BE
CONCERNED ABOUT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS WEEK ACROSS
EASTERN NEW MEXICO DESPITE A MOSAIC OF GREEN-UP. TEMPERATURES UP
TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE...SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL LEAD TO
RED FLAG CONDITIONS TODAY. HIGH MIXING HEIGHTS...AND WIDESPREAD
HAINES VALUES OF 6 ARE ALSO EXPECTED. THESE CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED REDEVELOP ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE SAME AREAS.
THEREFORE...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FOR
WEDNESDAY. EACH OVERNIGHT PERIOD PRECEDING THE CRITICAL CONDITIONS
WILL FEATURE POOR TO FAIR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AS WELL.

NMZ103-104-108-250300-
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/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0030.160525T1900Z-160526T0100Z/
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST PLAINS-EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
724 AM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN PLAINS BOTH
  TODAY AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 AND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 5 TO 10 PERCENT
  ACROSS THE LOWLANDS.

* 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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

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