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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
641 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY
EVENING FOR ALL ZONES BELOW SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY...

.After some potential fire starts today due to a mixture of wet
and dry thunderstorms over central and western areas, strong
winds will develop and humidities will plummet on Saturday. Haines
Indices will reach 6 in most places as high temperatures vary from
a few degrees above normal in the west to as much as 10 degrees
above normal in the east. The Red Flag Threat Index is forecast to
reach historical values in portions of Harding and San Miguel
Counties, where gusts may reach 50 mph.

NMZ101>109-072200-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0024.210508T1700Z-210509T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Plains-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
641 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...The entire fire weather forecast area below
  significant snowpack from late morning through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 30 to 40 mph west of the central mountain
  chain and from 35 to 50 mph further east.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6-15 percent, except for some higher
  readings over the highest terrain of the Sangre de Cristo and
  Tusas Mountains.


* 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
325 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

NMZ201>241-081100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
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-
San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
325 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Increased moisture will lead to scattered thunderstorms this
afternoon, mainly across central to eastern New Mexico. Some storms
may turn strong to possibly severe. Brief downpours and gusty to
potentially damaging winds will be the most likely threats, but large
hail cannot be ruled out. Thunderstorms in western New Mexico will
produce little to no rainfall today, and dry lightning strikes will
pose a concern for new wildfires.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Strengthening winds will return to many areas of northern and central
New Mexico on Saturday where low humidity will also develop. This
could create a few to several hours of critical fire weather
conditions in the afternoon and early evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters should report severe weather through the National Weather
Service Albuquerque web site 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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