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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
307 AM MDT Thu Apr 22 2021

NMZ201>241-231130-
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-
307 AM MDT Thu Apr 22 2021

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 for
much of the forecast area where low relative humidity values
combined with strong winds will create critical fire weather
conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Isolated showers with a few dry thunderstorms are possible Friday
afternoon and early evening. Moderate to strong northwest winds will
develop for all areas Friday afternoon.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
636 AM MDT Thu Apr 22 2021

...Today Critical Fire Weather Conditions across Southwest and
South Central New Mexico...

.Strong southwesterly winds combined with very low relative
humidity values will create high fire danger once again on
Thursday across southern New Mexico. Winds will strengthen during
the afternoon hours, becoming sustained at 15 to 25 mph. At the
same time, minimum relative humidities will fall to 7 to
12 percent. Dry and susceptible fuels will be especially prone to
rapid and uncontrollable fire growth. The strongest winds are
expected for much of southwest New Mexico, including the Gila
National Forest.

NMZ110>113-222045-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0018.210422T1800Z-210423T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
636 AM MDT Thu Apr 22 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110, 111, 112, and 113 in
  southwestern New Mexico. This includes the Gila National
  Forest, Lincoln National Forest, Black Range, and lowland
  deserts of southwest New Mexico.

* WIND...Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...7 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$




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