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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
415 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

NMZ501>540-221300-
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-
415 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Hazardous wind speeds will be possible along and just east of the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Wednesday, including the I-25 corridor,
when southwest winds may gust around 50 mph. A Red Flag Warning is
already in effect for the northeast highlands and the eastern plains
Wednesday afternoon until sunset due to strong winds, low
humidities, near record high temperatures and strong instability.

Hazardous winds will strengthen and become more widespread on
Thursday, when directions will shift out of the west with a cold
front. Gusts from 50 to 55 mph will be possible from the east slopes
of the west central and southwest mountains eastward, and also from
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains eastward. A Fire Weather Watch is in
effect from the central mountain chain eastward, and also for the
middle Rio Grande Valley, Thursday afternoon and early evening due to
the potential for strong winds, low humidities, near record high
temperatures and strong instability.

Hazardous winds could return Monday, when wind gusts may again reach
50 mph along and east of the central mountain chain. Critical fire
weather conditions may also redevelop across the east central plains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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