Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
749 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND
PLAINS...EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...AND SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS
MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...

.AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE DEEPENS OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO STRONG
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS...HIGH HAINES AND ABOVE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS A VIGOROUS UPPER LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE STATE FROM THE WEST.

NMZ103-104-106>108-241400-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0027.140425T1800Z-140426T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS/EASTERN CARSON AND SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107
SANDIA-MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS/EASTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
749 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST
  CENTRAL PLAINS...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS AND
  MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST AND WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
  MPH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 TO 10 PERCENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.

&&

$$

NMZ105-109-240300-
/O.EXP.KABQ.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-140424T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
749 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED ABOVE THRESHOLD CRITERIA AND
WILL REMAIN SO THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

$$

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