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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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
418 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR RH/S
OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A
SEMINOLE TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RH/S OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS
OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE FRIDAY, PARTICULARLY
OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS.
DRY AIR WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION AND AID IN WARMING TEMPERATURES
ABOVE NORMAL, AND DROPPING MINIMUM AFTERNOON RH/S TO 5 TO 10 PERCENT.
SINCE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS AR EXPECTED TO BE 20 MPH OR GREATER FOR
SEVERAL HOURS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS.

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH THE REGION
SATURDAY AND RESULT IN THE THE DRY, WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS
SHIFTING FURTHER EASTWARD. THEREFORE, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED SATURDAY FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO
KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE.  THE UPPER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE BY TO
THE NORTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY AND LIKELY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS AREAWIDE.

NMZ114-115-TXZ258-242130-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0027.140425T1800Z-140426T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0028.140426T1600Z-140427T0300Z/
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
318 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...


* WIND...FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE PLAINS...AND 20
                  TO 30 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

        SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH IN THE
                   PLAINS...AND 30 TO 40 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* HUMIDITY...5 TO 10 PERCENT BOTH DAYS.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
418 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR RH/S
OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A
SEMINOLE TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RH/S OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT...20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS
OF 20 MPH OR GREATER AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE FRIDAY, PARTICULARLY
OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS.
DRY AIR WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION AND AID IN WARMING TEMPERATURES
ABOVE NORMAL, AND DROPPING MINIMUM AFTERNOON RH/S TO 5 TO 10 PERCENT.
SINCE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS AR EXPECTED TO BE 20 MPH OR GREATER FOR
SEVERAL HOURS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS.

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH THE REGION
SATURDAY AND RESULT IN THE THE DRY, WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS
SHIFTING FURTHER EASTWARD. THEREFORE, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED SATURDAY FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO
KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE.  THE UPPER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE BY TO
THE NORTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY AND LIKELY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS AREAWIDE.

TXZ045-050-057>060-067-074-242130-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0028.140426T1600Z-140427T0300Z/
GAINES-ANDREWS-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-WARD-
DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
418 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR LOCATIONS
ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO KERMIT TO FORT DAVIS LINE...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 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.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MAF (ALL LOWER CASE)


Hazardous Weather Outlook


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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