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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
451 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

NMZ501>540-201100-
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 Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/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-
451 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong west and west southwest winds will develop from mid day until
sunset. Gusts will should peak near 50 mph in the southern San Juan
and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and also across the east central
highlands and plains.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect this afternoon until sunset for
northwest and west central areas, where low humidities combined with
strong winds will create critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

An upper level trough is forecast to stall west of New Mexico this
weekend steering a steady stream of moisture for showers and
thunderstorms north and northeastward across the eastern plains.
Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, the potential exists for
some severe thunderstorms to develop east of the central mountain
chain where large hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado will
be possible.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be required across portions of the eastern
plains Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.

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