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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.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
301 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FROM NOON TO 8 PM SATURDAY...FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 222 AND 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF THE
SOUTHEAST PLAINS...FREMONT COUNTY AND THE INTERSTATE 25
CORRIDOR...

COZ222-226>237-251315-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.A.0010.140426T1800Z-140427T0200Z/
FREMONT COUNTY-NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-
PUEBLO COUNTY-HUERFANO COUNTY-WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
CROWLEY COUNTY-OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
KIOWA COUNTY-BENT COUNTY-PROWERS COUNTY-BACA COUNTY-
301 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...229...230...231...
232...233...234...235...236 AND 237...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...
  229...230...231...232...233...234...235...236 AND 237.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE GROWTH
  AND SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
245 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

TXZ021>024-027>030-033>036-039>042-251300-
/O.NEW.KLUB.FW.A.0018.140426T1700Z-140427T0300Z/
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-FLOYD-COCHRAN-
HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-GARZA-
245 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR
GREATER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS AND HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR THE SOUTH PLAINS AND SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE...

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

* WIND...SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
330 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-251530-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
330 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY THROUGH AT LEAST LATE
SUNDAY MORNING AS A LARGE STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS. THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES OVER THE WEEKEND NEED TO PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE
ATTENTION TO WEATHER FORECASTS.

.TIMING...
DISCRETE THUNDERSTORMS MAY INITIALLY DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...AND SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS SATURDAY. THE
STORMS WILL THEN MOVE NORTHEAST AND EAST ACROSS PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA SATURDAY NIGHT...PERHAPS DEVELOPING INTO SEVERAL
SMALL COMPLEXES THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THE THREAT OF SEVERE
WEATHER WILL SHIFT EASTWARD DURING THE DAY SUNDAY TO MAINLY EAST
OF I35.

.IMPACTS...
LARGE HAIL UP TO AT LEAST TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND DAMAGING
WINDS OVER 70 MPH WILL BE THE MAIN THREATS THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT. HOWEVER...THE INITIAL STORMS THAT DEVELOP DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON SATURDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS MAY
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE TORNADOES. HAIL SIZES SHOULD
DECREASE TO AROUND HALF DOLLARS BY SUNDAY MORNING.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
527 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

NMZ501>540-251200-
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-CHUSKA MOUNTAINS-FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU-WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-
SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY-SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-JEMEZ MOUNTAINS-
WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET/RED RIVER-
SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET-
EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS-UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY-SANTA FE METRO AREA-ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-ESTANCIA VALLEY-
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-UPPER TULAROSA VALLEY-
SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA-
FAR NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-UNION COUNTY-
HARDING COUNTY-EASTERN SAN MIGUEL COUNTY-GUADALUPE COUNTY-
QUAY COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHWEST CHAVES COUNTY-
527 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW HOURS OF CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON BETWEEN LAS VEGAS...CLINES CORNERS AND SANTA ROSA DUE TO
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

WIDESPREAD CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG AND EAST OF THE RIO
GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND
SUNDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AND EAST OF THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN. WIND GUSTS MAY TOP 60 MPH...CAUSING DAMAGE
TO POWER LINES AND TREES. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND...PRIMARILY OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS.

WEATHER CAN CHANGE VERY RAPIDLY. ALWAYS USE THE LATEST FORECASTS...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY.

$$

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