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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
323 AM MDT Sun Aug 19 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-
323 AM MDT Sun Aug 19 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A few thunderstorms will be possible in eastern New Mexico late this
afternoon and this evening with hail and gusty downburst winds
possible. A cold front will surge through gaps and canyons within the
central mountain chain tonight, leading to gusty winds of 45 to
perhaps 50 mph near the Albuquerque metro area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

After minimal thunderstorm activity on Monday, moisture will begin
increasing in western and northern New Mexico through the middle of
the week with slow-moving storms and possible locally heavy rainfall
returning. Storms could begin expanding into central New Mexico by
late in the week.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



Air Quality Alert


Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
227 PM MDT Sun Aug 19 2018

Smoke from wildfires burning over California, Oregon, and Nevada is
being transported southeastward into New Mexico today. Smoke will
have significant impacts on air quality over much of central and
western New Mexico through this evening. A few communities where
impacts will likely continue include Farmington, Gallup, Grants, Santa
Fe, Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Socorro, and Edgewood. East winds
developing in the Rio Grande Valley late this evening will help force
smoke westward out of the area. Smoke impacts will likely continue
over western New Mexico through Monday morning.

Remember, your eyes are your best tools to determine if it is safe to
be outside. If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.


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