Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
603 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT TODAY ACROSS
THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST
HIGHLANDS AND THE SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS BELOW
SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND
PLENTY OF INSTABILITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO
STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND ABUNDANT INSTABILITY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INCLUDING ABOVE NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURES...A DRY AIRMASS...INCREASING WINDS AND AN UNSTABLE
AIRMASS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WESTERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF NEW
MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. A LARGE AND
POTENTIALLY MORE SIGNIFICANT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER EVENT IS
EXPECTED FOR THURSDAY ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. MOST
OF THE LOWLANDS ARE STILL IN THE PRE GREENUP STATE SO FIRES COULD
SPREAD RAPIDLY UNDER THE EXPECTED ATMOSPHERIC AND FUEL CONDITIONS.
FIRE DANGER IS LOWER ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN AREAS BUT THE LOWER
ELEVATION RANGES OF THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD SEE HIGH FIRE DANGER.

NMZ103>105-107-108-020100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0003.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0004.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
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 105
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS/WESTERN CIBOLA NF/ABZ-
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-
603 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO
9 PM MDT THURSDAY.

* 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 BOTH
  WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON/S TO EARLY EVENING.

* 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 10 TO 15 PERCENT
  WEDNESDAY AND 6 TO 15 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

NMZ101-102-106-109-020100-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0004.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
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 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-
603 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY.

* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
  AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS BELOW BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOW PACK AS
  WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
  EARLY EVENING.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 PERCENT LOWLANDS
  AND 9 TO 15 PERCENT HIGHLANDS.

* 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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