Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
809 PM MDT SAT APR 12 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM SUNDAY ACROSS
THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... EASTWARD ACROSS THE MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY TO THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND THE NORTHWEST
PLATEAU DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

DESPITE SOME COOLING ON SUNDAY...ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND DRY
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO. GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY MID DAY AND
STRENGTHEN DURING THE AFTERNOON AS THE ATMOSPHERE BECOMES UNSTABLE.
THUS...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP
ON SUNDAY FROM THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS EASTWARD TO THE EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS. CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS REMAIN MORE UNCERTAIN
ACROSS NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO...DUE TO CLOUD COVER...PRECIPITATION
POTENTIAL AND MARGINAL HUMIDITIES.

NMZ106>109-131400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-140413T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0018.140413T1700Z-140414T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
809 PM MDT SAT APR 12 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
SUNDAY...

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
SUNDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS ACROSS THE MIDDLE
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY...SANDIA...MANZANO...AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS
  THROUGH THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
  EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 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.

&&

$$

NMZ104-130315-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0017.000000T0000Z-140413T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
809 PM MDT SAT APR 12 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

WHILE DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST...WINDS HAVE DROPPED BELOW CRITICAL
THRESHOLDS AND THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR TODAY IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

$$

NMZ101-105-131400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0024.140413T1700Z-140414T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
NORTHWEST PLATEAU/FARMINGTON BLM/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
809 PM MDT SAT APR 12 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND THE NORTHWEST
  PLATEAU SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$







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