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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
550 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

NMZ501>519-527-010230-
ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-NORTHWEST PLATEAU-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SANTA FE METRO AREA-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTOS ABOVE 9500 FEET-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBUQUERQUE...LOS LUNAS...RIO RANCHO...
ANGEL FIRE...MORA...CAPULIN...CHAMA...CUBA...DULCE...EL MORRO...
ESPANOLA...FARMINGTON...GALLUP...GLENWOOD...GRANTS...LOS ALAMOS...
PECOS...CERRO/QUESTA...QUEMADO...RED RIVER...SANTA FE...TAOS
550 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.NOW...
SCATTERED MOSTLY DRY SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A SHORT LIVED THUNDERSTORM
OR TWO WILL TRACK TO THE EAST OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW
MEXICO BEFORE SUNSET. WHILE GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS TO AROUND 50 MPH
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACTIVITY...EXPECT LITTLE TO NO RAIN.
ANY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL BE SPORADIC AND
RANDOM. SOME LOCATIONS WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDE FARMINGTON...
LINDRITH...CROWNPOINT...QUEMADO LAKE...ALAMO...AND THE VERY LARGE
ARRAY.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
311 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS AND THE SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW
SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS/LOW HUMIDITY AND ABUNDANT
INSTABILITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO
STRONG WINDS/LOW HUMIDITY AND ABUNDANT INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INCLUDING ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES...A VERY DRY AIRMASS AND GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP
ACROSS WESTERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF NEW MEXICO WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. A LARGE AND POTENTIALLY MORE
SIGNIFICANT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER EVENT IS EXPECTED FOR THURSDAY
ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. MOST OF THE LOWLANDS ARE
STILL IN THE PRE GREENUP STATE SO FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY UNDER
THE EXPECTED ATMOSPHERIC AND FUEL CONDITIONS. FIRE DANGER IS LOWER
ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS BUT THE LOWER ELEVATION RANGES OF THE
MOUNTAINS SHOULD SEE HIGH FIRE DANGER.

NMZ101-102-106-109-011400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0005.150402T1800Z-150403T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0004.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
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 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-
311 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND
  WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS BELOW BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK AS WELL
  AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 PERCENT LOWLANDS
  AND 9 TO 15 PERCENT HIGHLANDS.

* 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
559 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

NMZ501>540-011200-
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-
559 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 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...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

STRONG WEST WINDS WILL GUST FROM 30 TO A LITTLE OVER 40 MPH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MAINLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND
ADJACENT SECTIONS OF THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS AS WELL AS A PORTION
OF WEST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...THEN GUSTING FROM 30 TO NEARLY 50
MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS NEARLY ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW
MEXICO FROM THE ARIZONA LINE EAST TO AT LEAST THE WESTERN
PORTIONS OF THE PLAINS. IN THIS LARGE PORTION OF THE STATE BOTH
DAYS AREAS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE
LIKELY...ALONG WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST.

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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