Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
854 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE
EASTERN PLAINS AND ALSO THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS EAST OF THE
SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND
AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING
FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.FINE FUELS HAVE LIKELY DRIED SUFFICIENTLY FOR CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS TO BE A CONCERN ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS AND
EASTERN PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY...DESPITE
A MOSAIC OF GREEN-UP CONDITIONS. ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...
SEVERAL HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...HIGH
MIXING HEIGHTS...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS AND WIDESPREAD HAINES
VALUES OF 6 WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY
RECOVERIES WILL GENERALLY BE POOR OVER CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW
MEXICO TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

NMZ104-108-251400-
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NORTHEAST PLAINS-EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-
854 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS. CRITICAL
  CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP DURING THE LATE MORNINGS AND PERSIST
  THROUGH THE EARLY EVENINGS BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 OR 45
  MPH. THE STRONGER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 5 TO 10 PERCENT
  WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

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NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
854 PM MDT TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS EAST OF THE SANGRE DE
  CRISTO MOUNTAINS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 OR 40
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES BETWEEN 5 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.

&&

$$

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