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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
427 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

NMZ501>540-271100-
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-
427 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect from 11 am to 9 pm MDT from the I-40
corridor on south, where low humidities combined with strong winds
will create critical fire weather conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase over the holiday
weekend, especially on Monday. Widespread showers and thunderstorms
will then continue Tuesday through at least Thursday of next week.
Locations that receive multiple rain events during this time could
become prone to flash flooding.

Weather can change very rapidly. Always use the latest
forecasts...watches and warning for planning purposes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING LATE THIS MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.The subtropical jet stream crossing aloft and a lee trough
developing at the surface this afternoon will cause strong winds
to return today. Very low humidities, above normal temperatures,
an unstable atmosphere and low soil moisture will combine with a
heavy layer of dead fuel from previous growing seasons to produce
hazardous fire weather conditions. Winds will weaken with sunset,
but much of the warned area will again experience poor humidity
recovery tonight.

NMZ105>109-270300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0029.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Fire weather zones located along and south of
  Interstate 40, including the Albuquerque metro area. The most
  critical conditions are expected during the mid to late
  afternoon, when winds will be strongest.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40
  mph with locally higher gusts along the east slopes of the
  central mountain chain.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities are
  expected.

* 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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