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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
729 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...NEAR RECORD WARMTH AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

.West to southwest winds will strengthen Thursday as low pressure
deepens over southeast Colorado and an upper-level trough passes
over New Mexico. Strong winds will combine with very low relative
humidity, near record warmth and an unstable airmass to create
critical fire weather conditions from the northern mountains,
central mountain chain across the northeast and east-central
plains late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Mountain
wave activity will also increase the likelihood for erratic winds
along and immediately east of the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains.

NMZ103-104-107-108-221300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0040.201022T1700Z-201023T0100Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
729 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands and Plains, Sandia,
  Manzano and Gallinas Mountains, and the East Central Plains
  late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 6 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
729 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...NEAR RECORD WARMTH AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

.West to southwest winds will strengthen Thursday as low pressure
deepens over southeast Colorado and an upper-level trough passes
over New Mexico. Strong winds will combine with very low relative
humidity, near record warmth and an unstable airmass to create
critical fire weather conditions from the northern mountains,
central mountain chain across the northeast and east-central
plains late Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Mountain
wave activity will also increase the likelihood for erratic winds
along and immediately east of the peaks of the Sangre de Cristo
Mountains.

NMZ102-221300-
/O.EXA.KABQ.FW.W.0040.201022T1700Z-201023T0100Z/
North Central Mountains-
729 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM MDT Thursday.

* AREA AND TIMING...North-central mountains Thursday morning
  through Thursday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.


* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Ranging from 7 to 13 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 Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
704 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 10 am MDT to 7 pm
MDT Thursday for gusty winds, low humidity values and dry fuels
for fire weather zones 220...222...224...225...228 through 230...
233 and 237, which includes the San Luis Valley, the Sangre de
Cristo and Wet Mountains, Wet Mountain Valley, Lake, Chaffee,
Fremont, Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas and Baca Counties...

COZ220-222-224-225-228>230-233-237-221715-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0066.201022T1600Z-201023T0100Z/
Upper Arkansas River Valley Including Lake County and Chaffee
County-Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
San Luis Valley Including Alamosa/Del Norte/Fort Garland/Saguache-
Southern Front Range Including Sangre De Cristo Mountains/Wet
Mountains/La Veta Pass-Pueblo County Including Pueblo-
Huerfano County Including Walsenburg-
Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher-
Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
704 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 220...222...224...225...228...229...230...233 AND
237...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 220...222...224...225...
  228...229...230...233 and 237.

* Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid rates of fire
  growth and spread.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
306 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

OKZ001-TXZ001-006-011-016-221100-
/O.UPG.KAMA.FW.A.0015.201022T1700Z-201023T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KAMA.FW.W.0030.201022T1700Z-201023T0100Z/
Cimarron-Dallam-Hartley-Oldham-Deaf Smith-
306 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN PANHANDLES...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Cimarron. In Texas...Dallam...
  Hartley...Oldham and Deaf Smith.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.

* Red Flag Threat Index...1 to 4.

* Timing...Noon to early evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures will
create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread. Avoid
activities that promote open flames and sparks.

&&

$$


Freeze Watch


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
309 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

OKZ003-TXZ001>004-006-007-221100-
/O.NEW.KAMA.FZ.A.0001.201023T1000Z-201023T1400Z/
Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Hartley-Moore-
Including the cities of Beaver, Forgan, Dalhart, Stratford,
Spearman, Gruver, Perryton, Hartley, Channing, and Dumas
309 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 possible.

* WHERE...In Oklahoma, Beaver County. In Texas, Dallam, Sherman,
  Hansford, Ochiltree, Hartley and Moore Counties.

* WHEN...From late Thursday night through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other
  sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
  plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1015 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

COZ290-UTZ491-221200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.A.0042.201022T1800Z-201023T0000Z/
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Southeast Utah-
1015 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 290 AND 491...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
  Valley Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast
  Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...11 to 16 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition
  and spread of fires.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
348 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-317-221000-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
Palo Duro Canyon-
348 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Wednesday.

Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected across
the western half of the Panhandles on Thursday. Fire Weather
Watch and red Flags Warnings are in effect for portions of this
area Thursday afternoon into early evening.

Temperatures may drop below freezing across the northwestern
half of the Panhandles late Thursday night and across the
Panhandles Friday and Sunday nights. A Freeze Watch is in effect
for portions of this area what have not experienced a killing
freeze.

A very strong cold front is expected to lead to a hard freeze
Monday into Tuesday. A wintry mix is possible across the area at
times Monday through Wednesday. Exact precipitation type,
accumulations and impacts are uncertain at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials should be alert for
elevated or critical fire weather conditions Thursday.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
232 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

TXZ021>044-221945-
Parmer-Castro-Swisher-Briscoe-Hall-Childress-Bailey-Lamb-Hale-Floyd-
Motley-Cottle-Cochran-Hockley-Lubbock-Crosby-Dickens-King-Yoakum-
Terry-Lynn-Garza-Kent-Stonewall-
232 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

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

Elevated to possibly critical fire weather conditions may develop
Thursday afternoon, mainly across the extreme southwestern Panhandle
and the northwestern South Plains.

Freezing temperatures are likely across the entire South Plains
region Sunday and Monday nights. In addition, wintry precipitation in
the form of freezing rain and snow is forecast for Sunday night
through Tuesday. Light precipitation amounts are expected at this
time.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
206 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-082-
270>282-221915-
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-Loving-Winkler-
Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Eastern Culberson County-
Reeves County Plains-Chinati Mountains-Marfa Plateau-Davis Mountains-
Davis Mountains Foothills-Central Brewster County-Chisos Basin-
Presidio Valley-Lower Brewster County-
206 PM CDT Wed Oct 21 2020 /106 PM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020/

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 thunderstorms this afternoon and evening
across the Big Bend, Marfa Plateau, Davis Mountains, and Pecos
County. Any storm that develops will be capable of frequent
lightning, small hail, and gusty wind.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

Please relay any information about observed severe weather to the
NWS while following all local, state and CDC guidelines.

$$

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...
https://weather.gov/midland

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
408 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

NMZ201>241-221200-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-Tusas Mountains Including Chama-
Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Espanola Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-
Upper Tularosa Valley-South Central Mountains-
Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass-
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-
San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands-
408 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Patchy fog may impact far eastern New Mexico this morning, reducing
visibility and creating hazardous travel conditions. Patchy fog is
possible once again tonight over far east central and southeast New
Mexico.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical fire weather conditions are possible Thursday afternoon for
eastern New Mexico and again Saturday afternoon across northeast New
Mexico.

Strong northerly crosswinds are likely Thursday night for areas near
the Oklahoma and Texas borders in the wake of a cold front. This may
also produce localized areas of blowing dust and reduced visibility.

There is growing concern for winter-related hazards for early next
week, to include the first hard freeze of the season and heavy snow
potential over the higher terrain and eastern plains. There remains
uncertainty in the details, but persons in northern and central New
Mexico should stay tuned to the latest forecasts and be prepared for
potential winter-related impacts Sunday through Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Contact your local law enforcement at 911 and the National Weather
Service at 1.888.386.7637 to report wildfire outbreaks.

$$

DPorter

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
242 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221300-
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-
242 AM MDT Wed Oct 21 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Localized critical fire weather conditions are possible north of
I-70 this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A quick moving system could bring some light high elevation
snowfall to the northern Colorado mountains Thursday afternoon
and evening with localized critical fire weather conditions
possible south of I-70. A much stronger and slower system is
looking more probable to move through the region this weekend.
Valley rainfall and mountain snowfall could be more widespread if
trends in this storm continue to come together.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

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