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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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