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Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
323 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN
20 MPH, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, THE NORTHWESTERN PERMIAN
BASIN, UPPER TRANS PECOS, GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.Warm, windy and dry conditions will return to area, first in the
Guadalupe Mountains today then spreading across southeast New
Mexico, northwestern Permian Basin, and much of the Trans Pecos on
Friday. The driest and windiest day will be Friday when minimum
RHs below 5 pct will possible across much the Trans Pecos. Fire
danger will likely be very high and significant fire potential
will likely be moderate to high.

NMZ114-TXZ258-302100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0018.170330T1800Z-170331T0200Z/
/O.EXT.KMAF.FW.A.0013.170331T1800Z-170401T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-
223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening.

* WIND...West 25 to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

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 dangerous fire behavior.

&&

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Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
449 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

AZZ014-017-302000-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WI.Y.0012.170330T2100Z-170331T1700Z/
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-White Mountains-
Including the cities of St. Johns, Springerville, Show Low,
Greer, and Pinetop
449 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 AM MST FRIDAY...

* TIMING...Strong winds will develop this afternoon and continue
  into Friday morning. The strongest winds are expected by late
  tonight...just north of the White Mountains...including
  Springerville and Eagar.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can make travel difficult,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph...or
gusts from 40 to 57 mph...are expected.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for
high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your
property.

Additional weather information is on the web at
www.weather.gov/flagstaff.

&&

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High Wind Watch


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
1059 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS RETURNING THIS AFTERNOON
INTO FRIDAY...

.A potent Pacific storm system rapidly approaching New Mexico
from the Great Basin will increase winds across the state later
today into Friday, both ahead of and behind a Pacific cold front.
After strong winds develop across far western New Mexico this
afternoon, damaging winds will be possible across the south
central mountains and southwest Chaves County later tonight into
Friday.

NMZ526-540-310200-
/O.CON.KABQ.HW.A.0011.170331T0600Z-170401T0000Z/
South Central Mountains-Southwest Chaves County-
1059 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...South central mountains and southwest Chaves County.

* WINDS...Southwest 35 to 45 mph with occasional gusts to 60 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen after midnight, then peak toward
  mid day Friday before gradually decreasing.

* VISIBILITY...Localized restrictions in blowing dust likely.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...Unsecured objects may become airborne, power
  lines may topple over and roofs may be damaged. Power outages
  will be possible. Cross winds will be dangerous, especially for
  vehicles on northwest-to-southeast oriented roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

&&

$$

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
325 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS LATE
FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

Strong west winds are expected to affect the Guadalupe Mountains
Friday morning through late Friday evening as an upper trough
approaches the region from the west.

NMZ027-TXZ258-302130-
/O.EXT.KMAF.HW.A.0016.170331T1700Z-170401T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Queen, Guadalupe Mountains NP,
and Pine Springs
225 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

* TIMING...late Friday morning through Friday evening.

* WINDS...West 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph.

* IMPACTS...These winds could make driving difficult for high
  profile vehicles such as campers, vans and tractor trailers.
  Airplanes flying over the Guadalupe Mountains may experience
  severe turbulence.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...EXTREMELY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON
FRIDAY...

.A strong upper low will be moving out of the Great Basin and
into the Four Corners region on Friday. Very strong west-
southwest winds will increase ahead of this system to 25 to
35 mph. Warm temperatures and dry low levels will contribute to
relative humidities falling into the upper single digits to lower
teens which when combined with the winds will create extremely
critical fire weather conditions. Cooler temperatures will move
in for the weekend.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-302045-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0008.170331T1800Z-170401T0200Z/
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-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, AND
113...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 110 below 7000 feet. Fire
  weather zone 111. Fire weather zone 112. Fire weather zone 113
  below 7000 feet. Fire weather zone 055. Fire weather zone 056.

* WIND...20 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 13 percent.

* HIGHEST THREAT...is located over the lowlands east of the Rio
  Grande. A cold front will move in from the west during the
  afternoon and raise humidities west of the river.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
634 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
AND PORTIONS OF THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITY...

.As a low pressure system dives southeast toward New Mexico on
Friday, winds aloft will strengthen with a pronounced dry slot
accompanying. Deep atmospheric mixing will bring the stronger
winds and low humidity down to the surface Friday afternoon,
leading to critical fire weather conditions. Some uncertainties
still exist in the east central plains with regards to fuel
moisture due to recent rainfall, and this could mitigate the
critical fire weather hazard there.

NMZ104-106-108-302100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0016.170331T1800Z-170401T0200Z/
Northeast Plains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-East Central Plains-
634 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande valley and east central
  plains of New Mexico Friday afternoon through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...20 to 25 mph with occasional gusts of 35 to 40
  mph. Stronger winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 50
  mph will be possible in portions of the east central plains.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 15 percent by late afternoon.

* 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
323 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN
20 MPH, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, THE NORTHWESTERN PERMIAN
BASIN, UPPER TRANS PECOS, GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.Warm, windy and dry conditions will return to area, first in the
Guadalupe Mountains today then spreading across southeast New
Mexico, northwestern Permian Basin, and much of the Trans Pecos on
Friday. The driest and windiest day will be Friday when minimum
RHs below 5 pct will possible across much the Trans Pecos. Fire
danger will likely be very high and significant fire potential
will likely be moderate to high.

NMZ114-TXZ258-302100-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.W.0018.170330T1800Z-170331T0200Z/
/O.EXT.KMAF.FW.A.0013.170331T1800Z-170401T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-
223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening.

* WIND...West 25 to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

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 dangerous fire behavior.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
323 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN
20 MPH, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, THE NORTHWESTERN PERMIAN
BASIN, UPPER TRANS PECOS, GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.Warm, windy and dry conditions will return to area, first in the
Guadalupe Mountains today then spreading across southeast New
Mexico, northwestern Permian Basin, and much of the Trans Pecos on
Friday. The driest and windiest day will be Friday when minimum
RHs below 5 pct will possible across much the Trans Pecos. Fire
danger will likely be very high and significant fire potential
will likely be moderate to high.

NMZ115-TXZ057>059-074-080-302100-
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.A.0013.170331T1800Z-170401T0300Z/
Southeast Plains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Marfa Plateau-
323 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /223 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

* WIND...West 15 to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...3 to 10 percent.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high.

* IMPACTS...Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
713 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

AZZ004>017-038>040-310645-
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-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons-Black Mesa Area-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264-
713 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central
Arizona...northeast Arizona and west central Arizona.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An approaching cold front will cause strong winds to develop
by this afternoon and evening across most of northern Arizona. A
variety of High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued
for today and tonight.

The strongest winds are anticipated over northwest Coconino
County, including the Grand Canyon. Strong winds will persist
well into Friday morning over east central Arizona, including
Springerville and Saint Johns.

Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the cold front as it
moves across the region this evening and overnight. Snow levels
will fall to 4500 to 5500 feet behind the front after Midnight
MST. Some light snow accumulations are possible above 6000 feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Rain and snow showers will persist Friday and Saturday, especially
in the afternoon hours. Isolated thunderstorms remain possible.

Fair weather returns Sunday, with gusty winds arriving again on
Monday, ahead of yet another cold front.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report significant weather according to
standard operating procedures.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
559 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-311100-
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-
559 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /459 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Critical fire weather conditions expected in the Guadalupe Mountains
today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

Critical fire weather conditions possible in southeast New Mexico,
the northwestern Permian Basin, upper Trans Pecos, Davis Mountains,
and Marfa Plateau Friday. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect.

Strong winds are possible in the Guadalupe Mountains on Friday. A
High Wind Watch is in effect.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be requested late this afternoon or this
evening.

$$
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 El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
335 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-311245-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila
Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black
Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500
Feet-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-East Slopes Sacramento
Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco
Mountains-Salt Basin-Southern Hudspeth Highlands-Rio Grande Valley
of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-Rio Grande Valley of
Eastern Hudspeth County-
335 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
West winds will gust around 30 to 40 mph this afternoon and this
evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday
Windy on Friday with winds gusting from 50 to 60 mph. Blowing dust
will reduce the visibility to under a half mile over a few locations
resulting in dangerous driving conditions including along portions
of Interstate 10 between El Paso and Las Cruces and also around
Deming and Lordsburg.

There will also be a few lowland rain showers with high mountain
snows possible Saturday through Sunday with rain and snow amounts
generally light.

Breezy to windy Monday and Tuesday with winds gusting around 40 mph.
Blowing dust may occur over a few areas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Rogash

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
328 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

NMZ501>540-311130-
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-
328 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A wind advisory is in effect today for the west-central plateau and
Chuskas mountains for strong southwest winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Another Pacific storm system will impact the area Friday and Saturday.
Friday will feature strong southwest winds and the potential for
critical fire weather conditions across eastern and southern portions
of the area. Snow impacts are possible late Friday night into
Saturday across the northern mountains and Raton pass area.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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