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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING BETWEEN 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER, AS WELL AS FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU, DUE TO
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...RED FLAG WARNING BETWEEN 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT FRIDAY FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.Sunny skies combined with increased west winds, widespread Haines
6, and several hours of single digit RH will allow for critical
fire conditions across western and central NM Thursday. Winds
decrease somewhat Friday decreasing coverage of critical fire
condition across far NW Plateau. Low soil moisture and dry fuels
will enhance fire ignition potential across west-central NM to the
central valley Thursday and Friday.

NMZ101-251300-
/O.EXT.KABQ.FW.W.0028.170525T1700Z-170526T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-
254 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau including Farmington. The
  most critical fire weather conditions are expected between 2pm
  to 6pm MDT Thursday and Friday.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities
  are expected.

* 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 Denver/Boulder CO
1033 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

COZ030>051-251645-
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1033 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Sunny and warm conditions can be expected as a ridge of high
pressure dominates our weather today. Westerly winds will be
breezy at times, especially in and near the mountains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

On Thursday, a weak cold front moves in bringing a chance for
afternoon and evening thunderstorms. More thunderstorms will be
possible on Friday as an upper level disturbance slowly crosses
over northern Colorado. It is possible that some of the
thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday may become strong or severe.
Cool and unsettled weather is expected to continue Saturday. Some
warming is expected Sunday and Monday, but with just a slight
chance of thunderstorms each day.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.


$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
522 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-251200-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
522 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A cold front will approach eastern Utah and western Colorado
tonight. This front will bring a scattered showers and possibly a
few thunderstorms to the area after 9 pm mdt this evening. Gusty
outflow winds to 45 mph and brief heavy precipitation will
accompany the strongest storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Periodic disturbances in northwest flow will bring additional
showers, mainly to northwest and west central Colorado, off and
on through the early next week. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms are possible each day. Thunderstorm chances increase
Friday and Saturday week with the approach of another spring
storm.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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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