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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
753 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2015

...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...

.AN HOUR OR TWO OF LOCALIZED CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
EVENING...BUT OVERALL THREAT HAS DIMINISHED FOR TODAY. THERE IS
POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO RETURN TUESDAY
FOR AREAS EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
AFTERNOON...WITH WIND POTENTIALLY BEING THE LIMITING FACTOR AS
WINDS ALOFT DECREASE AND THE LEE SIDE TROUGH MOVES FARTHER EAST.

NMZ104-108-241400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150324T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0100Z/
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-
753 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS OF NEW
  MEXICO. WINDS WILL POTENTIALLY STRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS
  HUMIDITY VALUES PLUMMET.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 TO 12 PERCENT TUESDAY 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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NMZ103-107-241400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0100Z/
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-
753 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2015

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND THE SANDIA/MANZANO
  AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK TUESDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON
  WITH SPEEDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 17 PERCENT TUESDAY.

* 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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