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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
332 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY
AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RETURN ACROSS EASTERN NEW
MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY AND ACROSS ALL AREAS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW
PACK ON THURSDAY. MID LEVEL WINDS AND MIXING HEIGHTS INCREASES
THROUGH THIS PERIOD AS A SURFACE LOW DEEPENS OVER SOUTHEAST
COLORADO AND NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
WITH POOR TO FAIR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY MORNING. THIS WILL ALLOW HUMIDITIES TO QUICKLY DROP
DURING THE DAY AS TEMPERATURES RISE WELL ABOVE NORMAL. SEVERAL
HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES ARE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY. HAINES
INDICES OF 5 OR 6 ARE ALSO EXPECTED EACH DAY.

NMZ103-104-107-108-311400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0004.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0005.150402T1800Z-150403T0200Z/
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 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-
332 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN
ISSUED FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
  PLAINS AS WELL AS THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND SANDIA...MANZANO
  AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK. CRITICAL
  FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BOTH WEDNESDAY AND
  THURSDAY.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...ON WEDNESDAY...WESTERLY 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON
  THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 8 TO 12 PERCENT WEDNESDAY
  AND 6 TO 10 PERCENT 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

NMZ101-102-105-106-109-311400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0005.150402T1800Z-150403T0200Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
NORTHWEST PLATEAU/FARMINGTON BLM/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS/WESTERN CARSON-SANTA FE NF/SNZ-TAZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE-SOCORRO BLM/ABZ-GLZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS/SOUTHWEST CIBOLA NF AND SOCORRO BLM/ABQ-
GLZ-
332 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES ALL AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...WESTERLY 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 7 AND 11 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

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