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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
627 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS AS WELL AS THE
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND THE SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING FOR THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RETURN ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NEW MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY AND ACROSS ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT
SNOW PACK ON THURSDAY. MID LEVEL WINDS AND MIXING HEIGHTS WILL
INCREASE THROUGH THIS PERIOD AS A SURFACE LOW DEEPENS OVER
SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DRY CONDITIONS WILL
PERSIST WITH POOR TO FAIR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW HUMIDITIES TO QUICKLY DROP
DURING THE DAY THURSDAY AS TEMPERATURES RISE WELL ABOVE NORMAL.
SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY.
HAINES INDICES OF 5 OR 6 ARE ALSO EXPECTED EACH DAY.

NMZ103-104-107-108-011400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0004.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0003.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0005.150402T1800Z-150403T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS/EASTERN CARSON AND SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
627 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT WEDNESDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH
REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
  PLAINS AS WELL AS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND SANDIA...MANZANO
  AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK. CRITICAL
  FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BOTH WEDNESDAY AND
  ESPECIALLY THURSDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...ON WEDNESDAY...WESTERLY 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 8 TO 12 PERCENT WEDNESDAY
  AND 7 TO 13 PERCENT THURSDAY.

* 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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

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