Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
227 PM MDT Thu May 24 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SATURDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS OF
NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.Strengthening winds aloft and a deepening surface trough will
yield breezy to windy conditions over portions of northeastern New
Mexico. As temperatures warm several degrees above average and the
atmosphere destabilizes, humidity will plummet through the
afternoon. This will bring the potential for critical fire weather
Saturday afternoon and early evening.

NMZ103-251300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0041.180526T2000Z-180527T0200Z/
Northeast Highlands-
227 PM MDT Thu May 24 2018

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast highlands of New Mexico Saturday
  afternoon and evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Sustained from the south at 15 to 25 mph with
  occasional gusts of 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 6 to 9 percent late Saturday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will 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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