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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
339 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Strong and dry west winds combined with above average high
temperatures as well as high Haines and impressively high mixing
heights will lead to critical fire weather conditions from the
Arizona border over the Middle Rio Grande Valley and into the East
Central Plains Thursday afternoon and evening.

NMZ101-108-232130-
/O.EXA.KABQ.FW.A.0026.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-East Central Plains-
339 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau and East Central Plains.
  Critical conditions are expected to develop late Thursday
  morning and become widespread early in the afternoon before
  diminishing after sunset Thursday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
  around 40 or 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 5 to 10 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.

&&

$$

NMZ105>107-109-232130-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0026.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-West Central Highlands-
339 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest and West Central Highlands, Middle
  Rio Grande Valley and Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains.
  Critical conditions are expected to develop late Thursday
  morning and become widespread early in the afternoon before
  diminishing after sunset Thursday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
  around 40 or 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 5 to 10 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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