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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
245 PM MDT Fri May 25 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SATURDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS,
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS, WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND THE MIDDLE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SUNDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND
NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.As a Pacific low moves inland over the western U.S. winds aloft
will strengthen while a surface trough deepens. This will yield
breezy to windy conditions over portions of northern and central
New Mexico on both Saturday and Sunday. As temperatures warm
several degrees above average and the atmosphere destabilizes,
humidity will plummet each afternoon, leading to the potential
for critical fire weather.

NMZ105-106-109-261300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0041.180526T2000Z-180527T0200Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
West Central Highlands-
245 PM MDT Fri May 25 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest and West Central Highlands of New
  Mexico and the Middle Rio Grande Valley Saturday afternoon and
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Sustained from the south southwest at 15 to 25
  mph with occasional gusts of 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 4 to 8 percent late Saturday
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will 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
439 AM MDT Fri May 25 2018

NMZ501>540-261100-
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-
439 AM MDT Fri May 25 2018

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...Saturday through Thursday

A critical fire weather pattern will develop Saturday across much of
the area and may persist into Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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