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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
531 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

NMZ501>540-061200-
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-
531 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALIZED
STRONG WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL TO ENCOUNTER THIS
ACTIVITY WILL BE IN THE VICINITY OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
PARTICULARLY BETWEEN GALLUP AND GRANTS EXTENDING SOUTHWARD TO THE
UPPER GILA REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST AREAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING....AS WINDS
INCREASE AHEAD OF THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM AND COMBINE WITH LOW
HUMIDITY. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY EXTEND INTO
SATURDAY BUT THE FOCUS FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO
SHIFT MORE INTO EASTERN AREAS OF THE STATE. ADDITIONALLY...AN
ISOLATED STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR EASTERN
NEW MEXICO LATER FRIDAY AND ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
415 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EARLY EVENING
FOR THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND
SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS...

.THE COMBINATION OF VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RELATIVELY HOT...
UNSTABLE AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR THE
SPREAD OF FIRE AND LARGE FIRE GROWTH ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

NMZ106-107-052200-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0027.160506T1900Z-160507T0100Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS-
415 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

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

* AREA AND TIMING...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SANDIA...
  MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
  EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
  BETWEEN 30 AND 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT...WITH SOME
  SINGLE DIGITS IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* 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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