Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
316 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM TODAY FOR MUCH
OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...

.Extremely critical fire weather conditions will return to
western New Mexico today as a potent storm system moves into the
Great Basin. Very strong winds, a very dry and unstable airmass,
and above normal temperatures will combine to produce the extreme
fire weather conditions. Critical fire weather conditions will
also impact the Middle Rio Grande Valley this afternoon with
potential for isolated dry showers and thunderstorms towards the
evening.

NMZ101-105-109-200000-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0033.180419T1700Z-180420T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-Northwest Highlands-West Central Highlands-
316 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau, Northwest and West Central
  Highlands late this morning through this evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...South to southwest increasing to 25 to 35 mph
  with gusts of 45 to 55 mph by this afternoon, diminishing this
  evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Lowering to 6 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
  and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
  fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
  done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

NMZ106-200000-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0033.180419T1800Z-180420T0000Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
316 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley from early afternoon
  through early this evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...South to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45
  to 55 mph late this afternoon. Winds will continue to be strong
  in the evening but moisture levels will be increasing.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 17 percent this afternoon.

* 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$


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