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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
158 PM MDT Mon Apr 19 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITIES AND AN UNSTABLE AIR MASS...

.Southwest to west winds will strengthen Wednesday as humidities
become increasing drier. Several consecutive hours of single digit
humidities are forecast for areas west of the Continental Divide
Wednesday afternoon.

NMZ101-105-106-109-201300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0018.210421T1800Z-210422T0200Z/
Northwest Plateau-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
West Central Highlands-
158 PM MDT Mon Apr 19 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau and Highlands, Middle Rio
  Grande Valley and West Central Highlands from midday Wednesday
  to around sunset Wednesday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40
  mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from around 7 to 13 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
301 AM MDT Mon Apr 19 2021

NMZ201>241-201100-
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-
301 AM MDT Mon Apr 19 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A potent back door cold front will race southward through eastern NM
this evening with northeast winds of 25 to 40 mph and gusts up to 50
mph. Areas of blowing dust along the cold front may lower visibility
below one mile at times.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph will return
Wednesday with the potential for widespread critical fire weather
conditions.

Just enough mid level moisture will be in place near the CO border
Wednesday through Friday for a few high-based rain showers and
perhaps a dry thunderstorm with strong downburst winds each day.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotters are encouraged to report winds in excess of 45 mph and low
visibility from blowing dust 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.

$$

Guyer



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