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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
222 PM MDT Sat Jun 23 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.The combination of an upper level trough crossing the central
Rockies, strong mixing and a deepening surface low across
eastern New Mexico will increase wind speeds across northern New
Mexico Sunday. Additionally, humidity values will remain low and
high Haines values are expected. As a result, critical fire
weather conditions are expected for 3 to 5 hours across the North
Central Mountains and Northwest Plateau. Spotty critical fire
weather conditions are also possible between Las Vegas and Santa
Rosa.

NMZ101-102-241300-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0048.180624T2000Z-180625T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0052.180624T2000Z-180625T0100Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-
222 PM MDT Sat Jun 23 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM MDT SUNDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 2 PM to 7 PM MDT Sunday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...This includes the Northwest Plateau and the
  North Central Mountains Sunday afternoon and early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity values between 8 and 15
  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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
900 PM MDT Sat Jun 23 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO
FIRE ZONES 207 AND 295...

.A weather disturbance and associated cold front will move
through the rest of the area Sunday, allowing the stronger winds
to shift to southwest Colorado resulting in another round of
critical fire weather conditions. The rest of the area will see
less wind and higher relative humidity values.

COZ207-295-241200-
/O.EXP.KGJT.FW.W.0022.000000T0000Z-180624T0300Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0023.180624T1700Z-180625T0200Z/
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
900 PM MDT Sat Jun 23 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
SUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
207 AND 295...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207 AND 295...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
  Colorado Lower Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 295
  Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area.

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible
  under these conditions.

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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