Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
241 AM MDT Fri Mar 23 2018

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-
241 AM MDT Fri Mar 23 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Red Flag Warning is in effect this afternoon and early evening from
the Rio Grande Valley eastward to the Texas border where strong
winds and low humidities will create critical fire weather
conditions. Winds will be strongest across northeast and east central
New Mexico where gusts will be near 55 mph. Areas of blowing dust
may reduce visibility.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Critical fire weather conditions will return on Saturday and Monday
across portions of eastern New Mexico. However, critical fire
weather conditions may be much more widespread on Sunday as humidity
values drop further and winds pick up in response to a dry slot
moving squarely over the state.


Spotters are encouraged to report high wind speeds and wildfires
through the National Weather Service Albuquerque web site at
weather.gov/abq or by calling 1.888.386.7637. You can also submit
storm reports and photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter using
the hashtag nmwx.



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