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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
415 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

NMZ501>540-221300-
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-
415 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

Hazardous wind speeds will be possible along and just east of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Wednesday, including the I-25 corridor,
when southwest winds may gust around 50 mph. A Red Flag Warning is
already in effect for the northeast highlands and the eastern plains
Wednesday afternoon until sunset due to strong winds, low
humidities, near record high temperatures and strong instability.

Hazardous winds will strengthen and become more widespread on
Thursday, when directions will shift out of the west with a cold
front. Gusts from 50 to 55 mph will be possible from the east slopes
of the west central and southwest mountains eastward, and also from
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains eastward. A Fire Weather Watch is in
effect from the central mountain chain eastward, and also for the
middle Rio Grande Valley, Thursday afternoon and early evening due to
the potential for strong winds, low humidities, near record high
temperatures and strong instability.

Hazardous winds could return Monday, when wind gusts may again reach
50 mph along and east of the central mountain chain. Critical fire
weather conditions may also redevelop across the east central plains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
430 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-231030-
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-Guadalupe Mountains-
430 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017 /330 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Windy...warm and dry conditions expected to result in critical fire
weather conditions across the Guadalupe Mountains this afternoon. A
Red Flag Warning is in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

Windy...warm and dry conditions will result in critical fire weather
conditions across southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas
Thursday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect.

Strong west winds will be possible in the Guadalupe Mountains
Thursday. A High Wind Watch remains in effect.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$
This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...
http://weather.gov/midland

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
355 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

TXZ021>044-231000-
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-
Floyd-Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-
Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
355 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains...Rolling
Plains and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Elevated fire weather is expected this afternoon mainly on the
caprock.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical to extremely critical fire weather, strong winds, and
blowing dust are likely Thursday. A red flag warning is in effect
from Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Sustained winds
could reach in excess of 30 mph on the caprock on Thursday
afternoon.

Critical fire weather conditions may also develop on Friday on
the caprock. A fire weather watch is in effect for the South
Plains on Friday. Elevated fire weather conditions will be
possible on Monday and Tuesday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
308 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-222200-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
308 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across the southwest
Texas Panhandle this afternoon into early this evening due to
westerly winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph along with
minimum afternoon relative humidities of 15 to 20 percent and very
dry fuels.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions will
likely develop Thursday afternoon and evening across all of the
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles due to strong winds and low relative
humidity values. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of the
Panhandles from 10 AM CST Thursday morning until 9 PM CST
Thursday evening. Also, a Wind Advisory may become necessary
Thursday afternoon across portions of the Texas Panhandle due to
strong west winds sustained at 35 mph with higher gusts expected.

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will be possible
during the afternoons on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday across parts
of the area due to dry west to southwest winds Monday and
Tuesday, and dry northwest winds Friday, along with low relative
humidity values.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials across the Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles should be alert for critical to extremely
critical fire weather conditions on Thursday, and for elevated to
critical fire weather conditions today, Friday, Monday, and
Tuesday.

$$

Schneider

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
521 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221300-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
521 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated to scattered snow showers can be expected over the
higher mountains through tonight. No significant accumulations are
expected through this period. Breezy to windy conditions will also
develop by this afternoon with temperatures climbing up to 15
degrees above seasonal normals.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

There is a good chance for valley rain showers and mountain snow
showers each afternoon and evening as a series of moist Pacific
storms pass through. Colder air moving in may flip the valleys
over to all snow by Thursday morning. Expect moderate to heavy
snow accumulations for the mountains with light accumulating snow
in the valleys Thursday. A brief break will arrive Friday and
Saturday, although more rain and snow arrives Sunday and will be
sticking around through Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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