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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
651 PM MST Mon Mar 8 2021

CORRECTED PRODUCT EXPIRATION TIME AND DISCUSSION

...RED FLAG WARNING TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS
AND EASTERN PLAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH WEDNESDAY FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON FOR THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS, MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY, SANDIA/MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS, NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS, AND EASTERN PLAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.A broad and slow-moving low pressure system moving into the
western US will steer the jet stream and very dry air over New
Mexico with an extended period of critical fire weather conditions
Tuesday through Wednesday, and probably also Thursday and Friday.
The warmest temperatures will occur Tuesday with highs up to 16
degrees above normal. Critical wind speeds will be most widespread
Wednesday, when Haines Indices should also peak in most places.
Models indicate the storm system won`t cross New Mexico with
cooler and moister conditions until this weekend, so critical fire
weather conditions are likely to continue across eastern and
potentially southern parts of the forecast area through the end of
the work week.

NMZ105>107-109-091100-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0004.210310T1800Z-210311T0100Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-West Central Highlands-
651 PM MST Mon Mar 8 2021

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

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest and West Central Highlands, Middle
  Rio Grande Valley, and Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains

* 20 FOOT WINDS...25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...about 5 to 15 percent Wednesday.

* 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
400 AM MST Mon Mar 8 2021

NMZ201>241-091200-
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-
400 AM MST Mon Mar 8 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Critical fire weather conditions are likely across the eastern plains
Tuesday afternoon and early evening. Critical fire weather conditions
will redevelop and may become more widespread Wednesday across the
lower elevations. Critical fire weather conditions may redevelop
Thursday as well, but should be limited to eastern portions of the
state.

Winds will trend up Tuesday through Thursday, with Wednesday likely
being the windiest day of the three. Wind Advisories will likely be
required. Areas of blowing dust are possible, especially across
eastern New Mexico.

A potent Pacific storm system will impact the region late week and
into the weekend, bringing the potential for significant snowfall to
the northern mountains, northeast highlands and the Johnson/Bartlett
Mesas including Raton Pass.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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