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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND PLATEAU FROM 1 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FROM 10 AM
TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Drier conditions will begin to work back into western New Mexico
this afternoon with stronger winds aloft beginning to mix down to
the surface. This will lead to a few hours of critical fire
weather conditions, primarily west of the Continental Divide
across the Northwest Highlands and Plateau.

Westerly winds aloft will continue to strengthen and will spread
a very dry airmass over more of the state on Monday. Above normal
temperatures, an unstable atmosphere, and all of the necessary
ingredients will be in place for a widespread critical fire
weather event below snowpack.

NMZ102>104-106>109-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
East Central Plains-West Central Highlands-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Much of northern and central New Mexico,
  beginning late Monday morning and continuing into Monday
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent below snowpack.

* 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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
444 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

NMZ501>540-241100-
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-
444 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect between 1 to 8 pm MDT today for the
western tier of the area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

A red flag warning is in effect between 10 am to 9 pm MDT Monday.
Monday`s strong wind...low humidity and unstable atmospheric event
will be an unusually strong to extreme fire weather event.

Residual strong winds will continue on Tuesday and could lead to
another round of critical fire weather conditions favoring southeast
areas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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