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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
200 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.Southwest to west winds are still expected to strengthen Friday
afternoon in response to a storm system approaching New Mexico
from the west. High temperatures Friday afternoon will warm to
about 10 to 20 degrees above average over the East Central Plains
with moderate to high Haines and minimum humidities below 15
percent. Although critical conditions moderate Friday evening,
winds will increase again Saturday.

NMZ108-181400-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0001.180119T1900Z-180120T0100Z/
East Central Plains-
200 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* AREA AND TIMING...East Central Plains. Critical conditions will
  develop around midday then diminish around sunset.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 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 Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
342 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-181700-
Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase-
Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper-
Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette-
342 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas,
South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

No hazardous weather expected today and tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A storm system will increase chances for wintry precipitation
starting Sunday morning and continuing into early Sunday evening. At
this point, central Kansas looks to have the best chance to see rain
changing to snow, but this could change with later forecasts. So you
are encouraged to monitor subsequent forecasts as next weekend
approaches as this next system may impact travel, especially Sunday
and Sunday evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated tonight.

&&

For a graphical version of this information, see our webpage at:
http://weather.gov/wichita/hwo/

$$

Lawson

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
103 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-181915-
Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-Guadalupe Mountains-
103 PM CST Wed Jan 17 2018 /1203 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

There is a slight chance of light snow tonight across the Marfa
Plateau and Big Bend. Little to no accumulation is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...
http://weather.gov/midland

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
459 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-181100-
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-
459 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018 /359 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Kansas,
south central Kansas, southwest Kansas, and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Wind chill temperatures will be in the -10 to -15 degree range for a
few hours early this morning with conditions improving by 9 AM CST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected to develop through
the remainder of this week as temperatures warm back into the 60s
and 70s by Friday.

A storm system moving out over the central Plains this weekend
could bring some light snow to parts of west central and southwest
Kansas on Sunday. At this time it appears that only a few inches
of snow will be possible across central and west central Kansas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed this afternoon or tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
358 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

NMZ501>540-181100-
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-
358 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Patchy freezing fog this morning may reduce visibilities below one
mile at times along the Interstate 25 corridor from near Las Vegas
to Raton, along Interstate 40 near Moriarty, within the area from
near Taos to Espanola, and Santa Fe, as well as around Farmington.
Freezing fog in contact with any road surfaces early this morning
could create very slick travel.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Southwest winds will increase over NM Saturday with gusts up to 45
mph possible over the eastern plains and the western high terrain.

A storm system will approach from the west Saturday and spread rain
and high terrain snow over the area through Sunday morning. A strong
cold front is expected to surge eastward by Saturday afternoon and
change all rain over to snow. There is a large amount of uncertainty
with the timing of the cold front which will ultimately impact the
coverage and amount of frozen precipitation. This system may linger
over northeastern NM through Sunday afternoon.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Guyer

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
346 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

TXZ021>044-181000-
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-
Floyd-Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-
Yoakum-Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
346 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the South Plains...Rolling
Plains and the far Southern Texas Panhandle.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Wind chills around 5 below zero will occur early this morning in
some locales.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical wildfire conditions may develop Friday and Saturday in
some areas. Blowing dust and westerly winds near 30 mph are
possible on Sunday, primarily on the Caprock.

$$

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