Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
312 PM MDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE
EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND SANDIA/MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS
BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO
STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.DEEP ATMOSPHERIC MIXING AND A LEE SIDE SURFACE TROUGH WILL INDUCE
STRONG DOWNSLOPE SURFACE WINDS MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE HUMIDITY
PLUMMETS NEAR AND BELOW 15 PERCENT. HIGH TEMPERATURES 10 TO 18
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND UNSTABLE HAINES INDICES VARYING FROM 4 TO
6 WILL EXACERBATE THE FIRE WEATHER THREAT. THE PLAINS HAVE A HIGH
PROBABILITY OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...BUT THERE IS
STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY ABOUT HOW LOW THE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP
ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN ON MONDAY. IN
ADDITION...THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY
AGAIN ON TUESDAY...MOSTLY IMPACTING AREAS IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN OF NEW MEXICO.

NMZ104-108-231400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0002.150323T1900Z-150324T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
312 PM MDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT
MONDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT MONDAY.
ALSO...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS OF NEW
  MEXICO. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
  HUMIDITY WILL PLUMMET INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST
  WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN EASTERN SAN MIGUEL...GUADALUPE AND WESTERN
  QUAY COUNTIES. AFTER DECREASING IN SPEED MONDAY EVENING...WINDS
  WILL LIKELY RESTRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS HUMIDITY PLUMMETS
  AGAIN.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 30
  TO 40 MPH ON MONDAY. ON TUESDAY WINDS WILL NOT BE AS STRONG AS
  ON MONDAY...WITH THE HIGHEST SPEEDS REMAINING NEAR AND WEST OF A
  ROY TO SANTA ROSA LINE WHERE SUSTAINED WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF
  15 TO 20 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 13 PERCENT ON MONDAY...DROPPING AGAIN
  ON TUESDAY TO 9 TO 12 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.

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

&&

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NMZ103-107-231400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0002.150323T1900Z-150324T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS/EASTERN CARSON AND SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
312 PM MDT SUN MAR 22 2015

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

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
ALBUQUERQUE HAS ALSO ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM TUESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND THE SANDIA/MANZANO AND
  GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK. WINDS WILL
  STRENGTHEN EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON AND HUMIDITY WILL PLUMMET INTO
  THE LATE AFTERNOON. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM LAS
  VEGAS TO CORONA. CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL POTENTIALLY REDEVELOP
  OVER THE SAME AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 30
  TO 45 MPH. AFTER DECREASING SOME IN SPEED MONDAY NIGHT...WEST
  WINDS WILL RESTRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON WITH SPEEDS OF 20 TO
  25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 TO 18 PERCENT ON MONDAY...FALLING AGAIN
  ON TUESDAY TO 10 TO 17 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$







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