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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
332 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY
AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RETURN ACROSS EASTERN NEW
MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY AND ACROSS ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW
PACK ON THURSDAY. MID LEVEL WINDS AND MIXING HEIGHTS INCREASES
THROUGH THIS PERIOD AS A SURFACE LOW DEEPENS OVER SOUTHEAST
COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
WITH POOR TO FAIR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW HUMIDITIES TO QUICKLY DROP
DURING THE DAY AS TEMPERATURES RISE WELL ABOVE NORMAL. SEVERAL
HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY. HAINES
INDICES OF 5 OR 6 ARE ALSO EXPECTED EACH DAY.

NMZ101-102-105-106-109-311400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0005.150402T1800Z-150403T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
NORTHWEST PLATEAU/FARMINGTON BLM/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/WESTERN CARSON-SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
332 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...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...THIS INCLUDES ALL AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WESTERLY 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 7 AND 11 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
600 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

NMZ501>540-311200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
600 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY GUST FROM 30 TO A LITTLE OVER 40 MPH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MAINLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND
ADJACENT SECTIONS OF THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...THEN 30 TO NEARLY 50
MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF THE WEST THIRD OF NEW
MEXICO...THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN
EAST TO THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS. IN THESE LOCALES BOTH
DAYS AREAS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE LIKELY...
ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST ACROSS MUCH
OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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