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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
353 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY 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 HUMIDITIES...

.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. POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES
FRIDAY NIGHT WILL LEAD INTO A DAY OF VERY STRONG WINDS
SATURDAY...CONTINUING THE POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL CONDITIONS.

NMZ103-104-106>108-242130-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0028.140426T1600Z-140427T0300Z/
/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-
353 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY 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. 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. CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY REDEVELOP MID
  MORNING SATURDAY THEN PERSIST UNTIL AFTER SUNSET SATURDAY
  EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST AND WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH  FRIDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 6 TO 10 PERCENT FRIDAY
  AFTERNOON AND 7 TO 12 PERCENT SATURDAY 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.

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