Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
307 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM THIS
EVENING FOR THE WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY
AND SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Strong and gusty south to southwest winds in advance of an upper
low over the Great Basin are expected today. Poor humidity
recoveries early this morning precede the combination of strong
and gusty winds, low humidities and moderate to high Haines this
afternoon and evening. Temperatures however will be near to
several degrees below normal. In addition, mid level moisture
seeping northward into the state, combined with afternoon heating,
will likely result in some dry showers or isolated short lived
dry thunderstorms from the Continental Divide to the central
mountain chain.

NMZ106-107-109-270200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0013.190526T1800Z-190527T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0012.190526T1800Z-190527T0200Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
West Central Highlands-
307 AM MDT Sun May 26 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...West Central Highlands, Middle Rio Grande
  Valley and Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains. Critical
  conditions are expected to develop by early afternoon and
  persist into the early evening hours before diminishing.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Sustained 20 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45
  or 50 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 7 to 13 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will have the ability to
  spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

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