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Fire Weather Watch

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
328 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

NMZ501>540-311130-
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-
328 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A wind advisory is in effect today for the west-central plateau and
Chuskas mountains for strong southwest winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Another Pacific storm system will impact the area Friday and Saturday.
Friday will feature strong southwest winds and the potential for
critical fire weather conditions across eastern and southern portions
of the area. Snow impacts are possible late Friday night into
Saturday across the northern mountains and Raton pass area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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