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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.

NMZ104-108-061400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0028.160507T1700Z-160508T0200Z/
NORTHEAST PLAINS-EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
304 PM MDT THU MAY 5 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...EASTERN PLAINS LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
  EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 6 TO 12 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

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