Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
216 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING
FOR THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS DUE TO
STRONG WINDS...AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT SATURDAY MID MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR THE SAME AREAS...

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

NMZ103-104-106>108-251400-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0027.140425T1800Z-140426T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0021.140425T1800Z-140426T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.A.0028.140426T1600Z-140427T0300Z/
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-
216 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS...EAST CENTRAL
  PLAINS...SANDIA...MANZANO AND GALLINAS MOUNTAINS AND THE MIDDLE
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY PRIMARILY SOUTH OF BELEN. CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL
  DEVELOP 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 RED FLAG WARNING.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

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