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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
328 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

...Widespread Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected
Thursday...

KSZ061>064-074>078-080-084>090-241000-
/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.A.0001.180125T1800Z-180126T0000Z/
Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-
Kiowa-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-Barber-
328 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018 /228 PM MST Tue Jan 23 2018/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...062...063...
064...074...075...076...077...078...080...084...085...086...087...
088...089 AND 090...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Fire
Weather Watch For wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect Thursday afternoon.

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...
  Fire Weather Zone 062 Kearny...Fire Weather Zone 063 Finney...
  Fire Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire Weather Zone 074
  Stanton... Fire Weather Zone 075 Grant...Fire Weather Zone 076
  Haskell... Fire Weather Zone 077 Gray...Fire Weather Zone 078
  Ford...Fire Weather Zone 080 Kiowa...Fire Weather Zone 084
  Morton...Fire Weather Zone 085 Stevens...Fire Weather Zone 086
  Seward...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade...Fire Weather Zone 088
  Clark...Fire Weather Zone 089 Comanche and Fire Weather Zone
  090 Barber.

* Winds...South 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
  and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

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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http://weather.gov/ddc

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
223 PM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.A deepening lee side trough will contribute to gusty southwest
winds across the northeast plains Thursday afternoon and early
evening, with an already dry atmosphere in place. These two
ingredients, combined with cured grasses, above normal
temperatures and a relatively unstable atmosphere will create
the potential for the rapid spread of fire.

NMZ104-241400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0003.180125T1900Z-180126T0200Z/
Northeast Plains-
223 PM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast plains Thursday afternoon and
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with peak gusts to 35
  mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 14 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
224 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>005-241200-
/O.CON.KAMA.FW.A.0004.180125T1800Z-180126T0000Z/
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
224 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
AND THE NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE FROM 12 PM CST THROUGH 6 PM CST
THURSDAY...

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Cimarron...Texas and Beaver. In
  Texas...Dallam...Sherman...Hansford...Ochiltree and Lipscomb.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.

* Timing...Critical Fire Weather conditions expected between 12
  PM and 6 PM CST on Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that the potential for critical fire
weather conditions exists. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit...
www.weather.gov/ama


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
540 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-241300-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
540 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Two to four inches of snow are expected for the northern mountains
today as a weak disturbance and favorable orographics cause some
light snow to fall.

The rest of the area will see cool temperatures and generally
sunny skies.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

High pressure builds in bringing warmer temperatures and continued
sunny skies. Another weak disturbance may bring some precipitation
to our northern areas late Thursday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
244 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

NMZ501>540-241130-
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-
244 AM MST Tue Jan 23 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A Pacific storm system moving east through Colorado is forecast to
result in increasing southwest winds on Thursday, especially for
eastern areas. The associated dry cold front will move through New
Mexico on Friday, resulting in gusty west and northwest winds along
with cooler temperatures.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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