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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
254 AM MDT Thu Apr 2 2020

NMZ201>241-031100-
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-
254 AM MDT Thu Apr 2 2020

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 from noon until 8 pm MDT today for
central New Mexico along Interstate 40, the Middle Rio Grande Valley,
Northeast Highlands, and Northeastern Plains where low humidities
combined with strong winds will create critical fire weather
conditions.

Strong winds with gusts upwards of 45 mph from the west will be
likely through portions of central New Mexico along Interstate 40 and
northward along the upper Rio Grande Valley as well as the Sangre de
Cristo Mountains this afternoon.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Stronger southwest winds combining with dry conditions and low
humidities will likely bring back elevated to critical fire weather
conditions favoring northeastern New Mexico Sunday and Monday,
potentially lingering Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather
Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfire outbreaks. Please relay
any information about observed severe weather to the NWS while
following all local, state and CDC guidelines.

$$

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
250 AM MDT Thu Apr 2 2020

NMZ202-205>207-210-212>216-218-219-221>223-229-021800-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0019.200402T1800Z-200403T0200Z/
Chuska Mountains-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
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-
Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-Northeast Highlands-
250 AM MDT Thu Apr 2 2020

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northeast,
  northwest and west central New Mexico.

* WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Strong cross winds can be expected on some roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
649 PM MDT Wed Apr 1 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
EASTERN NEW MEXICO...THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND NORTHWEST
HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Winds will continue to strengthen across the area on Thursday
with gusts up to 40 to 45 mph expected. Combined with minimum
humidities of 10 to 15 percent, above normal temperatures, and
unstable conditions, widespread critical fire weather conditions
are expected Thursday afternoon and evening.

NMZ103-105>107-021200-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0008.200402T1800Z-200403T0200Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
649 PM MDT Wed Apr 1 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and Sandia, Manzano and
  Gallinas Mountains below any snowpack from 12 PM until 8 PM.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 15 to 30 mph with gusts of
  40 to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 10 to 15 percent.

* 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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