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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
634 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
AND PORTIONS OF THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITY...

.As a low pressure system dives southeast toward New Mexico on
Friday, winds aloft will strengthen with a pronounced dry slot
accompanying. Deep atmospheric mixing will bring the stronger
winds and low humidity down to the surface Friday afternoon,
leading to critical fire weather conditions. Some uncertainties
still exist in the east central plains with regards to fuel
moisture due to recent rainfall, and this could mitigate the
critical fire weather hazard there.

NMZ104-106-108-302100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0016.170331T1800Z-170401T0200Z/
Northeast Plains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-East Central Plains-
634 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande valley and east central
  plains of New Mexico Friday afternoon through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...20 to 25 mph with occasional gusts of 35 to 40
  mph. Stronger winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 50
  mph will be possible in portions of the east central plains.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 15 percent by late 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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