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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
800 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE NORTHWEST
AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST CENTRAL PLAINS AND THE SANDIA/MANZANO
AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EVENING FOR THE
NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT
SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE CEASED WITH THE
SETTING SUN...SO TODAYS RED FLAG WARNING WILL BE ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE. STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL REDEVELOP WEDNESDAY AS AN
UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM PASSES NORTH OF NEW MEXICO CAUSING WINDS
ALOFT TO STRENGTHEN AND A SURFACE TROUGH TO DEEPEN IN THE LEE OF
THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES. IN ADDITION A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER FROM THE
WEST WEDNESDAY...SHIFTING WINDS OUT OF THE WEST IN LOCATIONS WEST OF
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE
FORECAST AREA WILL AGAIN EXPERIENCE WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
HIGH HAINES INDICES...SO A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR
THESE AREAS. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWEST
AND NORTH CENTRAL AREAS WEDNESDAY DUE TO SLIGHTLY COOLER
TEMPERATURES...SLIGHTLY HIGHER HUMIDITIES AND UNCERTAINTY ABOUT
WIND SPEED STRENGTH.

NMZ103-104-107>109-231400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0020.140423T1700Z-140424T0200Z/
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-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
800 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST CENTRAL
  PLAINS...SANDIA/MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS...AND WEST
  CENTRAL HIGHLANDS LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL AROUND SUNSET.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST AND WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH. STRONGEST GUSTS EXPECTED EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
  CHAIN.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 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
251 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY
LEVELS AND DRY FUELS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES
THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
PLAINS...

COZ226>237-231300-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0015.140423T1800Z-140424T0200Z/
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-PUEBLO COUNTY-
HUERFANO COUNTY-WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-CROWLEY COUNTY-
OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-KIOWA COUNTY-BENT COUNTY-
PROWERS COUNTY-BACA COUNTY-
251 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...230...231...232...233...
234...235...236 AND 237...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...
  230...231...232...233...234...235...236 AND 237.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE
  GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

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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