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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING FRIDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR ALL AREAS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, WELL
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM NOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR
THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AN UNSTABLE
AIRMASS AND WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

.Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will develop all
areas today, ahead of a strong surface cold front. Winds will
taper off slowly after sunset while relative humidity begins
rising across the region. Critical conditons are possible once
again for the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley as well as the
west central highlands Saturday afternoon into early evening.

NMZ101>105-107-108-210300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0047.220520T1600Z-220521T0300Z/
Northwest Plateau-North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Plains-Northwest Highlands-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau and Highlands, North
  Central Mountains, Northeast Highlands and Plains,
  Sandia/Manzano and Gallinas Mountains, and the East Central
  Plains from 10 am MDT to 9 pm MDT Friday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West-southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50
  mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...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
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING FRIDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR ALL AREAS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, WELL
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM NOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR
THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AN UNSTABLE
AIRMASS AND WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

.Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will develop all
areas today, ahead of a strong surface cold front. Winds will
taper off slowly after sunset while relative humidity begins
rising across the region. Critical conditons are possible once
again for the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley as well as the
west central highlands Saturday afternoon into early evening.

NMZ106-109-210300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0045.220521T1700Z-220522T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0047.220520T1600Z-220521T0300Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-West Central Highlands-
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley and West Central
  Highlands Friday from 10 am MDT to 9 pm MDT Friday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph today.
  Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph Saturday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 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 Red Flag Warning.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
217 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

AZZ104>118-138>140-210300-
/O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0014.220520T1700Z-220521T0300Z/
Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)-
Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)-
Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)-
Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)-
Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)-
Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone
109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)-
Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather
Zone 112)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone
113)-
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone
114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)-
Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)-
White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)-
Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)-
Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone
140)-
217 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR MOST OF NORTHERN ARIZONA...

* AFFECTED AREA...Locations near Alpine, Buffalo Pass, Chinle,
  Dilkon, Doney Park, Eagar-Springerville, Flagstaff, Forest
  Lakes, Fredonia, Ganado, Grand Canyon, Heber-Overgaard,
  Holbrook, Jacob Lake, Kayenta, Kykotsmovi, North Rim, Page,
  Payson, Pine- Strawberry, Pinetop-Lakeside, Prescott, Prescott
  Valley, Saint Johns, Sedona, Seligman, Shonto, Show Low,
  Snowflake-Taylor, Tuba City, Valle, Whiteriver, Williams,
  Window Rock and Winslow. This includes portions of the Apache-
  Sitgreaves National Forest, Coconino National Forest, Kaibab
  National Forest, Prescott National Forest and Tonto National
  Forest.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 to 55 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Around 12 to 22 percent.

* IMPACTS...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can
  cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first
  responders can contain them.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong
winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.

Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/flagstaff

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
316 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...Warm...dry and windy conditons expected along with a
cold frontal passage today...

.Warm...dry and windy conditions are expected over areas of
southeast Utah and southwest Colorado ahead of an approaching
cold front today. This cold front will bring a sharp turn in
wind direction to the Northwest and keep a threat of gusty
winds in place. Far southern portions of Zone 295 look to
remain in prefrontal conditions through the day under warm and
windy conditions.

COZ207-294-295-UTZ491-202200-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0020.220520T1400Z-220521T0300Z/
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-Southeast Utah-
316 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, DRY FUELS AND
A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207, 294, 295, AND
491...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry
fuels, which is in effect from 8 AM this morning to 9 PM MDT this
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
  Colorado Lower Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 294 Southwest
  Colorado Upper West Forecast Area and mainly southern portions
  of Fire Weather Zone 295 in Southwest Colorado Upper East
  Forecast Area. In Utah, southern areas of Fire Weather Zone 491
  in Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph. Winds
  will turn West then Northwest with the cold frontal passage
  with a continued threat of gusts over 25 mph through the
  afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...14 to 19 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will become favorable for easy ignition
  and rapid spread of fires due to low relative humidity and
  strong gusty winds.

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. A cold frontal passage is
also expected to turn winds from Southwest to West and Northwest
through the day.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
212 AM PDT Fri May 20 2022

AZZ101-NVZ466-210300-
/O.CON.KVEF.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-220521T0300Z/
Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side-Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-
NV side-
212 AM PDT Fri May 20 2022 /212 AM MST Fri May 20 2022/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT /8 PM MST/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE LAKE MEAD
NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AND LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY...

* TIMING...Through 8 pm PDT/MST Friday evening.

* WIND...North winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Daytime humidity 5 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm
temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$


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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
203 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

AZZ150>154-201715-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0014.220520T1700Z-220521T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Sonoran FDRA-Most of Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O`odham Nation-Tucson Metropolitan area-TDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Western half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southeast corner of Pinal County-
Extreme Eastern Pima County-Western third of Cochise County-
Santa Cruz County-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 152
Eastern half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southwest Graham County and Eastern two thirds of
Cochise County-Southern San Carlos Reservation-
Southern Greenlee County below 5000 feet-TDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 153
Northern Graham County-Northern Greenlee County-
White and Gila Mountains-Apache Sitgreaves NF-
Southern San Carlos Reservation above 5000 feet-SDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 154
Forest Woodlands FDRA including the Sky Islands of Southeast
Arizona above 5500 feet-Coronado NF-TDC-
203 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND A
VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER RATING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
150, 151, 152, 153, AND 154...

* AFFECTED AREA...The eastern two thirds of fire weather zone
  150 and all of fire weather zones 151, 152, 153 and 154.

* TIMING...From Friday morning through Friday evening.

* WINDS...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent valleys and 10 to 17
  percent mountains.

* IMPACTS...Due to these weather conditions and the extreme
  dryness of the fuels, any fires that develop or are ongoing
  will have the potential to spread rapidly and resist control
  efforts.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...Visit
  weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Red Flag Warning for portions of Southeast Arizona.

&&

$$

Visit us on Facebook...Twitter...YouTube...and at weather.gov/Tucson

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
236 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

UTZ497-202045-
/O.CAN.KSLC.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-220521T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KSLC.FW.W.0004.220520T1000Z-220521T0300Z/
Mojave Desert-
236 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 497...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect until 9 PM MDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 497 Mojave Desert.

* WINDS...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions will occur. Any new
  fire starts could spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
236 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

UTZ498-202045-
/O.NEW.KSLC.FW.W.0004.220520T1600Z-220521T0300Z/
Grand Staircase-
236 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 498...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 10 AM this morning to 9 PM MDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 498 Grand Staircase.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions will occur. Any new
  fire starts could spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/saltlakecity

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
126 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

AZZ133-210000-
/O.CON.KPSR.FW.W.0005.220520T1900Z-220521T0300Z/
Southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest Foothills-
126 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY AND TONTO NATIONAL
FOREST FOOTHILLS...

* AFFECTED AREA...Southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest
  Foothills.

* TIMING...Noon to 8 pm Friday.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 13 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fuels are very dry and fire danger is very high.
  These conditions combined with low relative humidity and
  strong winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
  conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

&&

$$

National Weather Service Phoenix is on the internet at

weather.gov/phoenix

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
226 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

... ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY..

Elevated conditions are expected for areas west of the
Continental Divide (NW FW Zone 110) today. Conditions will become
critical on Friday as dry weather and gusty winds are expected to
return to the region as an upper level system approaches the
area.

NMZ111>113-TXZ055-056-201400-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0019.220520T1700Z-220521T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0033.220520T1700Z-220521T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
226 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055,
056, 111, 112, AND 113...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM
MDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.


* WIND... West between 15 and 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...6 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.


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 El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
226 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

... ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY..

Elevated conditions are expected for areas west of the
Continental Divide (NW FW Zone 110) today. Conditions will become
critical on Friday as dry weather and gusty winds are expected to
return to the region as an upper level system approaches the
area.

NMZ110-201400-
/O.UPG.KEPZ.FW.A.0019.220520T1700Z-220521T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KEPZ.FW.W.0033.220520T1700Z-220521T0200Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0032.000000T0000Z-220520T0300Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
226 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
110... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY
FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
110...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 8 PM
MDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.


* WIND...West southwest between 15 and 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY..6 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.



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.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
320 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

NMZ201-202-204>207-210>212-214>216-218-219-221>223-233-201730-
/O.NEW.KABQ.WI.Y.0050.220520T1800Z-220521T0200Z/
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Northwest Highlands-West
Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-West Central Highlands-
Tusas Mountains Including Chama-Jemez Mountains-Glorieta Mesa
Including Glorieta Pass-Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains-East
Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-Santa
Fe Metro Area-Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque
Metro Area-Sandia and Manzano Mountains including Edgewood-
Estancia Valley-Central Highlands-Guadalupe County-
320 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
  northwest, and west central New Mexico.

* WHEN...From Noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
  limbs may be blown down. Expect strong cross winds on area
  roadways.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
155 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

AZZ009>017-039-040-210300-
/O.NEW.KFGZ.WI.Y.0024.220520T1700Z-220521T0300Z/
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas Hwy 264 Northward-Chinle Valley-
Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau-
Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-
Western Mogollon Rim-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains-
Black Mesa Area-Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264-
Including the cities of Keams Canyon, Kaibito, Canyon De Chelly,
Chinle, Kayenta, Window Rock, Ganado, Wupatki N.M., Tuba City,
Winslow, Holbrook, Snowflake, St. Johns, Springerville,
Flagstaff, Williams, Munds Park, Heber, Happy Jack, Forest Lakes,
Show Low, Greer, Pinetop, Navajo N.M., Dilkon, and Kykotsmovi
155 AM MST Fri May 20 2022

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 55 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Eastern Coconino County including Flagstaff and Tuba
  City, Navajo County, and Apache County.

* WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 8 PM MST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. In
  addition, winds this strong can make driving difficult,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some areas of dense blowing dust are
  possible across lower elevation areas of northeast Arizona. This
  includes Highway 89 north of Flagstaff, Highway 191 from Chinle
  to Many Farms and Rock Point, and I-40 from Two Guns to Winslow
  and Holbrook.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/flagstaff

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
Issued by National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
227 PM PDT Thu May 19 2022

CAZ523-201200-
/O.CON.KVEF.WI.Y.0026.000000T0000Z-220520T1200Z/
Western Mojave Desert-
Including Barstow, Daggett, and Fort Irwin
227 PM PDT Thu May 19 2022

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* WHERE...Western Mojave Desert.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM PDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Patchy blowing dust may result in reduced
  visibility, making travel difficult at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/lasvegas


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING FRIDAY FROM LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING
FOR ALL AREAS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, WELL
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES, AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM NOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR
THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND WEST CENTRAL
HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AN UNSTABLE
AIRMASS AND WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...

.Critical to extreme fire weather conditions will develop all
areas today, ahead of a strong surface cold front. Winds will
taper off slowly after sunset while relative humidity begins
rising across the region. Critical conditons are possible once
again for the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley as well as the
west central highlands Saturday afternoon into early evening.

NMZ106-109-210300-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0045.220521T1700Z-220522T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0047.220520T1600Z-220521T0300Z/
Middle Rio Grande Valley-West Central Highlands-
329 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening.

* AREA AND TIMING...Middle Rio Grande Valley and West Central
  Highlands Friday from 10 am MDT to 9 pm MDT Friday.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...West 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph today.
  Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph Saturday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 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 Red Flag Warning.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

$$


Air Quality Alert


NMZ208-212>215-220-224-228-229-241-201900-

Air Quality Alert Message
Relayed by National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
344 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

...AIR QUALITY ALERT...

The following message is transmitted at the request of the New Mexico
Departments of Health and Environment, United States Forest Service
and the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

* WHAT...Strengthening west to southwest winds through the res of the
  his afternoon and especially into Friday, combined with very dry air
  will create widespread critical fire weather conditions across much
  of New Mexico for the next 36 hours or so. Smoke from on-going
  wildfires will be transported nearly due east through this evening,
  then generally to the east and northeast on Friday. An approaching
  weather disturbance will maintain windy conditions across the
  higher elevations of northern New Mexico tonight and broadly disrupt
  typical nighttime drainage winds in the vicinity of the large
  fires. The one exception of the state where winds may decouple
  enough to allow smoke to drift down-valley impacting areas south and
  southeast of the Black Fire.

* WHERE...Locations most likely to experience the greatest impacts
  from smoke include the following counties: Catron, Colfax, Mora, San
  Miguel, Sierra, and Socorro counties. Impacted communities include
  but are not limited to: Arrey, Chacon, Elephant Butte, Gallinas,
  Guadalupita, Hatch, Las Vegas, Magdalena, Mora, Ocate, Pecos, Radium
  Springs, Sapello, San Antonio, Truth or Consequences and Winston.

* WHEN...Through at least 1 pm MDT Friday, May 20th.

* IMPACTS...Those with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive
  pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and heart
  disease will be especially vulnerable to impacts from poor air
  quality, as will adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant
  women if smoke concentrations become unhealthy.

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method available
at https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting New Mexico and with the
wildfire season underway, New Mexicans will need to take extra
precautions. Smoke from wildfires may cause people to have more
severe reactions if they are infected COVID-19. The best way to
protect against the potentially harmful effects of wildfire smoke and
to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and create a clean
indoor air space. NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/IndoorQuality.html and
https://cv.nmhealth.org

New Mexicans will also need to take steps to keep their homes cool to
avoid heat-related illnesses. NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/health/heatstress/Heat.html.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.

$$

NMZ401>403-408>410-201900-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Hillsboro, Winston,
Truth Or Consequences, Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch,
and Radium Springs
313 PM MDT Thu May 19 2022

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM MDT FRIDAY...

The New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment has issued an
Air Quality Alert, until 1 PM MDT Friday.

An Air Quality Alert for Smoke has been issued.

* WHAT... Strengthening west and southwest winds through the rest of
  the afternoon and especially into Friday combined with very dry air
  will create widespread critical fire weather conditions across much
  of New Mexico for the next 36 hours or so. Smoke from on-going
  wildfires will be transported nearly due east through this evening
  then generally to the east and northeast on Friday. An approaching
  weather disturbance will maintain windy conditions across the
  higher elevations of northern New Mexico tonight and broadly
  disrupt typical nighttime drainage winds in the vicinity of the
  large fires. The one exception may be in southwest areas of the
  state where surface winds may decouple enough to allow smoke to
  drift down-valley impacting areas south and southeast of the Black
  fire.

* WHERE...Locations most likely to experience the most significant
  impacts from smoke include the following counties: Catron, Colfax,
  Mora, San Miguel, Sierra, and Socorro counties. Impacted
  communities include but are not limited to: Arrey, Chacon, Elephant
  Butte, Gallinas, Guadalupita, Hatch, Las Vegas, Magdalena, Mora,
  Ocate, Pecos, Radium Springs, Sapello, San Antonio, Truth or
  Consequences, and Winston.

* WHEN... Remainder of this afternoon through at least 1pm MDT
  Friday, May 20th

* HEALTH INFORMATION...Remember, your eyes are your best tools to
  determine if it is safe to be outside. Use the 5-3-1 Method
  available at
  https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/FireAndSmoke.html.

If visibility is:

Under 5 miles, the air quality is unhealthy for young children,
adults over age 65, pregnant women, and people with heart
and/or lung disease, asthma or other respiratory illness.
Outdoor activity should be minimized.

Around 3 miles, young children, adults over age 65, pregnant
women, and people with heart and/or lung disease, asthma or other
respiratory illness should avoid all outdoor activities.

Around 1 mile, the air quality is unhealthy for everyone. People
should remain indoors and avoid all outdoor activities including
running errands. Unless an evacuation has been issued, stay inside
your home, indoor workplace, or in a safe shelter.

NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/environment/air/IndoorQuality.html and

https://cv.nmhealth.org

New Mexicans will also need to take steps to keep their homes cool
to avoid heat-related illnesses. NMDOH offers tips here:

https://nmtracking.org/health/heatstress/Heat.html.

For smoke forecast outlooks from the Interagency Wildland Fire Air
Quality Response Program please visit:

https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
435 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-211045-
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-
435 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A return to winterlike conditions is underway across the northern
and central Colorado mountains and the adjacent high valleys in
the wake of a powerful cold front. Much colder temperatures and
periods of heavy snow will occur today with accumulations ranging
from 1 to 4 inches in the high valleys to 6 to 12 inches in the
mountains. Despite recent warmth, slushy and snow-packed roads are
likely and will create hazardous travel, especially over high
mountain passes such as Rabbit Ears Pass and Vail Pass. Winter
Weather Advisories remain in effect until 6 AM MDT Saturday.

Farther south, the concern shifts back to fire weather. Pre-
frontal warmth, dry air and gusty winds will likely result in at
least localized critical fire weather across southeast Utah and
southwest Colorado including the US-160 corridor. A Red Flag
Warning is in effect from 8 AM MDT until 9 PM MDT this evening.

Finally, sub-freezing temperatures tonight will pose a threat to
sensitive agricultural interests across the valleys of northeast
Utah, northwest Colorado and the eastern I-70 corridor from Rifle
to Eagle. A Freeze Warning is in effect from late tonight through
early Saturday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Snow and rain showers will linger across the higher terrain
through the weekend and possibly into early next week as low
pressure remains overhead. After that, a drying and warming trends
follows mid-week and beyond as a ridge of high pressure builds
into the western U.S.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
552 AM MDT Thu May 19 2022

NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-201200-
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
552 AM MDT Thu May 19 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy to windy conditions return today, bringing elevated fire
weather concerns. Smoke from the Black Fire will continue to
create haze across the forecast area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Stronger wind expected on Friday, creating higher confidence for
critical fire weather concerns.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

$$

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