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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
908 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ207-021200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0002.150402T1800Z-150403T0300Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-
908 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 DURANGO
  FORECAST AREA.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL DEVELOP
  BY MIDDAY THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
  GUSTY SURFACE WINDS WILL MAKE ANY FIRES DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND AFFECTED FIELD
PERSONNEL OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT (ALL LOWER CASE)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
658 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO
STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND ABUNDANT INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD THURSDAY BELOW
SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DUE TO
ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES...A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS AND
STRENGTHENING WINDS ALOFT.

NMZ101-102-106-109-021400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0004.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
NORTHWEST PLATEAU/FARMINGTON BLM/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/WESTERN CARSON-SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
658 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL
  HIGHLANDS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK AS WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY AND NORTHWEST PLATEAU LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...VARYING FROM 5 TO 8 PERCENT AT THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS TO 8 TO 15 PERCENT WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND NORTH
  CENTRAL MOUNTAINS.

* 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 ALBUQUERQUE NM
658 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO
STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND ABUNDANT INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WIDESPREAD THURSDAY BELOW
SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK OVER NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DUE TO
ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES...A DRY AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS AND
STRENGTHENING WINDS ALOFT.

NMZ103>105-107-108-021400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0004.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
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 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
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-
658 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
  PLAINS AS WELL AS THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND
  SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW
  PACK LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 6 TO 15 PERCENT.

* 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 PUEBLO CO
657 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES FROM NOON TO 6 PM THURSDAY FOR FIRE ZONES 224... 230
AND 233 WHICH INCLUDES THE SAN LUIS VALLEY AND LAS ANIMAS
COUNTY...

COZ224-230-233-021700-
/O.CAN.KPUB.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0004.150402T1800Z-150403T0000Z/
SAN LUIS VALLEY-WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
657 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 230 AND 233...
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 230 AND 233 HAS EXPIRED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ALLOWED THE RED FLAG
WARNING TO EXPIRE.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 224...230 AND 233.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE IGNITION...GROWTH AND
  SPREAD.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
225 PM MST WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT ON THURSDAY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FOR MUCH OF NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

AZZ109>114-116-117-139-140-021200-
/O.UPG.KFGZ.FW.A.0001.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KFGZ.FW.W.0001.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
109)-CHINLE VALLEY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110)-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 112)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
113)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
114)-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 116)-
WHITE MOUNTAINS (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117)-
BLACK MESA AREA (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 139)-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264 (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
140)-
225 PM MST WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT ON THURSDAY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT ON THURSDAY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA FROM THE EASTERN MOGOLLON
  RIM AND WHITE MOUNTAINS NORTH TO THE UTAH BORDER.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THURSDAY MORNING...BECOMING STRONG
  AND GUSTY THROUGH SUNSET THURSDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST SOUTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO
  50 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 7 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

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