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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
241 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY
CONDITIONS WITH AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR MUCH OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY
CONDITIONS WITH AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Drier and stronger southwesterlies will develop over far western
New Mexico Wednesday. Humidity will plummet to single digits in
many areas with occasional gusts reaching 35 mph over areas along
and west of the Continental Divide. In addition, Haines values of
6 will also be possible across western New Mexico Wednesday
afternoon and early evening, indicating the potential for an
unstable atmosphere that will create critical fire weather
conditions. Expect these conditions to redevelop Thursday and
spread further east to include much of central New Mexico.
Critical fire weather conditions are expected below significant
snowpack.

NMZ102-106-107-141300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0017.210415T1800Z-210416T0200Z/
North Central Mountains-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
241 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...North Central Mountains, Middle Rio Grande
  Valley and the Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with occasional gusts to
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
229 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.Southwesterly winds will increase by mid-day on Thursday and
persist through the afternoon hours across southern New Mexico as
a surface low pressure develops over the state. Gusty winds
combined with relative humidities of 6 to 12 percent will create
fairly widespread critical fire conditions. The strongest winds
are expected to occur west of the Rio Grande and into the NM
Bootheel.

NMZ110>113-141300-
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.A.0008.210415T1900Z-210416T0300Z/
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-
229 PM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 110, 111, 112, AND 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday
afternoon through Thursday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 110, 111, 112, and 113 in
  southwest and south-central New Mexico.

* WIND...Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...6 to 12 percent.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

Pegram

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