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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
725 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTH
SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS...

.A MODERATE TO STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE
INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES WEDNESDAY WHICH WILL PRODUCE
A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AT THE SURFACE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS IN COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO. THE RESULTING SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL HELP TO MIX DOWN HIGH WINDS ALOFT AND THESE
WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH VERY LOW HUMIDITIES AND HIGH FIRE DANGER
TO PRODUCE RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

NMZ110>113-TXZ055-056-221400-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0011.140423T1900Z-140424T0200Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-EL PASO-HUDSPETH-
725 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...056...110...111...112 AND 113...

* EVENT: FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. ...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 111 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 112 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE
  VALLEY. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO
  MOUNTAINS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 EL PASO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  056 HUDSPETH.

* FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500 FEET MEAN SEA LEVEL.

* TIMING: 1 PM MDT TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY 23 APRIL.

* WIND: WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
356 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS AND MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...EXCLUDING
AREAS WITH SNOW PACK...DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.WINDS WILL BEGIN TO STRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND MORESO
WEDNESDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM TRACKS FROM WEST TO EAST
OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. HIGH HAINES NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL
TUESDAY WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD WEDNESDAY. HIGHS WILL BE
ABOVE AVERAGE OVERALL TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL UNDERGO SOME
COOLING FAR WEST WEDNESDAY BUT REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL CENTRAL AND
EAST.

NMZ101-105-106-212130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0025.140422T1900Z-140423T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0026.140423T1700Z-140424T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
NORTHWEST PLATEAU/FARMINGTON BLM/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
356 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FROM
WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS AS WELL AS THE
  MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. CRITICAL CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON THEN PERSIST UNTIL AROUND
  SUNSET. CRITICAL CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP BY LATE
  WEDNESDAY MORNING AND PERSIST UNTIL EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 40 MPH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND 8 TO 12 PERCENT WEDNESDAY AFTEERNOON.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
356 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS AND MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...EXCLUDING
AREAS WITH SNOW PACK...DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.WINDS WILL BEGIN TO STRENGTHEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON...AND MORESO
WEDNESDAY...AS AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM TRACKS FROM WEST TO EAST
OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. HIGH HAINES NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL
TUESDAY WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD WEDNESDAY. HIGHS WILL BE
ABOVE AVERAGE OVERALL TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL UNDERGO SOME
COOLING FAR WEST WEDNESDAY BUT REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL CENTRAL AND
EAST.

NMZ102>104-107>109-212130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0026.140423T1700Z-140424T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/WESTERN CARSON-SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
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-
356 AM MDT MON APR 21 2014

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...ALL OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW
  MEXICO...EXCLUDING AREAS WITH SNOW PACK. CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND PERSIST UNTIL
  AROUND SUNSET.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  AROUND 45 MPH. STRONGEST GUSTS EXPECTED FROM THE CENTRAL
  MOUNTAIN CHAIN OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 PERCENT AT THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS AND CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40.
  RANGING FROM 10 TO 20 PERCENT NORTHWEST AND SANGRE DE CRISTO
  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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

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