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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
251 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO
DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Dry, windy and unstable conditions will likely lead to critical
fire weather conditions across portions of western and central New
Mexico Thursday afternoon and evening. Expect several hours of
single digit humidity accompanied with mostly sunny skies, above
normal temperatures, high Haines and impressively elevated mixing
heights. Strong gusts up to 45 mph possible.

NMZ101-105>109-241300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0026.170525T1800Z-170526T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
251 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

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

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau and Highlands, including
  central New Mexico from the Middle Rio Grande Valley to the
  Texas Border. Critical conditions are expected during the
  afternoon to early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest to west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45
  mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimums 5 to 10 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.

&&

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
434 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

NMZ501>540-251100-
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-
434 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

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...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical fire weather conditions are expected across much of western
and central New Mexico and portions of the east central plains
Thursday due to strong winds, low humidity, dry fuels, and an
unstable atmosphere. Critical fire weather conditions are possible
again on Friday across many of the same areas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
401 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-250915-
Trego-Ellis-Scott-Lane-Ness-Rush-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-
Pawnee-Stafford-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-
Pratt-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-Barber-
401 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 /301 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south
central...southwest and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Day 1 Discussion
----------------

Strong radiational cooling will allow for cold temperatures at
sunrise, with many locations in the 30s. Some record low
temperatures are expected.

Day 1 Hazards
-------------
No Hazards.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Days 2-7 Discussion
-------------------

Isolated thunderstorms are possible near the Colorado/Kansas
border Thursday evening, with more scattered thunderstorms
possible across the northern zones Thursday night. There is a
limited/marginal risk that some of these storms may be severe,
with large hail and damaging winds.

Additional thunderstorm potential is expected on Friday.
Thunderstorms that initiate in eastern Colorado Friday afternoon
are expected to organize into a complex of thunderstorms and enter
western Kansas Friday night. Some of these storms are expected to
be severe, with large hail and damaging winds.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain possible on
Saturday, but the threat of severe weather will be diminished.

Days 2-7 Hazards
----------------
* Thursday
  - Lightning: Limited risk
  - Severe thunderstorm: Limited risk

* Friday
  - Lightning: Elevated risk
  - Severe thunderstorm: Elevated risk

* Saturday
  - Lightning: Elevated risk

* Sunday
  No hazards.

* Monday
  - Lightning: Limited risk

* Tuesday
  - Lightning: Limited risk

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

For more details visit our webpage http://weather.gov/ddc/ehwo

$$

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