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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
304 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING 12 PM MDT TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR THE WEST
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SANDIA...MANZANO
AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO
STRONG WIND...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE CURRENTLY FOUND OVER THE AREA WILL BREAK
DOWN DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS MEANS STRONG WIND...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE FOR A PORTION OF THE AREA.
FUEL CONDITIONS ARE MIXED DUE TO RECENT MOISTURE AND GREENUP
CONSIDERATIONS. THUS THE RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH
HIGHLIGHT THE AREAS WHERE MORE ACTIVITY FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE
IF AN IGNITION WERE TO OCCUR. THE HIGHER FIRE DANGER WILL SHIFT
EASTWARD ON SATURDAY DUE TO COOLER TEMPERATURES AND LESS WIND
ACROSS WESTERN/CENTRAL AREAS.

NMZ106-107-109-061400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0027.160506T1900Z-160507T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0022.160506T1800Z-160507T0200Z/
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
304 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AREA AND TIMING...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY AND SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BETWEEN NOON
  TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
  BETWEEN 35 AND 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 7 TO 11 PERCENT
  LOWLANDS AND 11 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
1245 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ152-153-060330-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0012.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152
SOUTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE NATION
IN GRAHAM COUNTY-CORONADO NF-SAFFORD BLM-TDC-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 153
NORTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
WHITE AND GILA MOUNTAINS-APACHE SITGREAVES NF-SDC-
1245 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 152 AND SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF ZONE 153 INCLUDING EASTERN COCHISE...GRAHAM AND
SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 AND SOUTHERN FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 153.

* TIMING...11 AM THROUGH 8 PM MST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20-FT WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN
  45 AND 50 MPH FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAYTIME MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
  FRIDAY WILL RANGE BETWEEN 6 AND 14 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP OR ARE ONGOING WILL HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. A
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID AND ERRATIC FIRE
GROWTH.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
727 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
FRIDAY EVENING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL LOW SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES.
THIS SYSTEM WILL STRENGTHEN SURFACE WINDS BETWEEN 20 TO 30 MPH
ACROSS THE REGION. ALSO RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW 15
PERCENT ACROSS THE AFFECTED AREA. HUMIDITIES WILL BE A LITTLE
ABOVE THRESHOLDS IN THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS AND WINDS WILL BE A
BELOW LITTLE THRESHOLDS IN EASTERN OTERO AND HUDSPETH COUNTIES.
FIRE DANGER WILL STILL REMAIN ELEVATED IN THOSE LOCATIONS.

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-060200-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0013.160506T1900Z-160507T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0017.160506T1800Z-160507T0100Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
727 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITIES AND HIGH WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...110...111
AND 112...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM
MDT FRIDAY. THIS WARNING REPLACES THE PREVIOUS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.


* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME GUST OF 40 TO
  45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...LOWEST HUMIDITIES WILL BE UNDER 10%

* THUNDERSTORMS...AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM WITH SOME DRY
  LIGHTNING POSSIBLE MAINLY OVER THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINOUS.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN FIRES SPREADING RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ507-508-060300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE...POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD
  TO MOTORISTS. THIS WILL ESPECIALLY BE A CONCERN ALONG INTERSTATE
  10 NEAR SAN SIMON AND PICACHO. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO
  BE AFFECTED BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE
  BLOWN AROUND. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY
  SUSPEND DUST INTO THE AIR THAT PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE.
  INDIVIDUALS WITH HEART DISEASE AND RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY
  WANT TO REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY
  BREATHE INTO THEIR LUNGS... ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NEAR DUST-
  PRONE LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST AT RISK MAY FEEL BETTER OF THEY
  AVOID OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY...KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED
  TO HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...THE BLOWING DUST ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM NOON
  TO 8 PM TODAY AND THE WIND ADVISORY FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
  FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35
  MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH FRIDAY. EXPECT HIGHER
  WINDSPEEDS IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* VISIBILITY...OCCASIONAL BLOWING DUST WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
  BELOW 1 MILE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT SHOULD REMAIN
  ABOVE A QUARTER OF A MILE.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
  COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
  WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER
ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS...OR 35 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE
5000 FEET. HIGHER GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY. THIS COULD MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ511>513-060300-
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY...

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITY. THIS WILL ESPECIALLY BE A CONCERN ALONG
  INTERSTATE 10 NEAR SAN SIMON. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO
  BE AFFECTED BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL
  BE BLOWN AROUND.

* TIMING...11 AM TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50
  MPH. EXPECT HIGHER WINDSPEEDS IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER
ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS...OR 35 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE
5000 FEET. HIGHER GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY. THIS COULD MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$

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Blowing Dust Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ507-508-060300-
/O.NEW.KTWC.DU.Y.0005.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.WI.Y.0007.160506T1800Z-160507T0300Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...
DOUGLAS
919 AM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...BLOWING DUST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A BLOWING DUST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST MAY QUICKLY AND DANGEROUSLY
  REDUCE VISIBILITY BELOW ONE MILE...POSING A SIGNIFICANT HAZARD
  TO MOTORISTS. THIS WILL ESPECIALLY BE A CONCERN ALONG INTERSTATE
  10 NEAR SAN SIMON AND PICACHO. HIGH PROFILES VEHICLES WILL ALSO
  BE AFFECTED BY STRONG CROSS WINDS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE
  BLOWN AROUND. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY
  SUSPEND DUST INTO THE AIR THAT PEOPLE AND ANIMALS BREATHE.
  INDIVIDUALS WITH HEART DISEASE AND RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITIES MAY
  WANT TO REDUCE THEIR LEVEL OF EXERTION TO LIMIT THE DUST THEY
  BREATHE INTO THEIR LUNGS... ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NEAR DUST-
  PRONE LOCATIONS. THOSE MOST AT RISK MAY FEEL BETTER OF THEY
  AVOID OUTSIDE EXERCISE TODAY...KEEPING WINDOWS AND DOORS CLOSED
  TO HELP REDUCE EXPOSURE.

* TIMING...THE BLOWING DUST ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM NOON
  TO 8 PM TODAY AND THE WIND ADVISORY FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
  FRIDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35
  MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH FRIDAY. EXPECT HIGHER
  WINDSPEEDS IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* VISIBILITY...OCCASIONAL BLOWING DUST WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES
  BELOW 1 MILE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...BUT SHOULD REMAIN
  ABOVE A QUARTER OF A MILE.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

* CURRENT AIR POLLUTION LEVELS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PIMA
  COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE AT
  WWW.PIMA.GOV/DEQ OR BY CALLING (520) 724-7446

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER
ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS...OR 35 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE
5000 FEET. HIGHER GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY. THIS COULD MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY MEANS THAT BLOWING DUST WILL RESTRICT
VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE IN SOME AREAS. TRAVELERS ARE URGED TO
USE CAUTION. IF YOU ENCOUNTER LOCALIZED DENSE BLOWING DUST...
ESPECIALLY NEAR PLOWED FIELDS OR CONSTRUCTION SITES...DO NOT
DRIVE INTO IT IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
217 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

AZZ004>018-037>040-060300-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
217 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTH WINDS FROM 20-35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 40 TO 50 MPH
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS COCONINO COUNTY
AND MUCH OF YAVAPAI COUNTY WHERE A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.
SEE PHXNPWFGZ FOR DETAILS.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FOR AREAS
BELOW 6000 FEET FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA. SEE PHXRFWFGZ
FOR DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL AFFECT THROUGH NORTHERN
ARIZONA FROM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING FROM 30 TO 40 MPH WILL
CONTINUE FRIDAY ACROSS NAVAJO AND APACHE COUNTIES.

COLD AND SHOWERY WEATHER WILL DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
AS THIS SYSTEM SETTLES OVER ARIZONA. SNOW LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO
DROP TO BETWEEN 7000 TO 8000 FEET FOR THE WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
531 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

NMZ501>540-061200-
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-
531 AM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LOCALIZED
STRONG WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN NEW MEXICO THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE GREATEST POTENTIAL TO ENCOUNTER THIS
ACTIVITY WILL BE IN THE VICINITY OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
PARTICULARLY BETWEEN GALLUP AND GRANTS EXTENDING SOUTHWARD TO THE
UPPER GILA REGION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST AREAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING....AS WINDS
INCREASE AHEAD OF THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM AND COMBINE WITH LOW
HUMIDITY. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY EXTEND INTO
SATURDAY BUT THE FOCUS FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO
SHIFT MORE INTO EASTERN AREAS OF THE STATE. ADDITIONALLY...AN
ISOLATED STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR EASTERN
NEW MEXICO LATER FRIDAY AND ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHEAST PLAINS SATURDAY
NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

$$

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