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Warnings

fire weather
East Central Plains, NM

NMZ105>109-270300-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0029.170526T1700Z-170527T0300Z/
Northwest Highlands-Middle Rio Grande Valley-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-East Central Plains-
West Central Highlands-
606 AM MDT Fri May 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* AREA AND TIMING...Fire weather zones located along and south of
Interstate 40, including the Albuquerque metro area. The most
critical conditions are expected during the mid to late
afternoon, when winds will be strongest.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Southwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40
mph with locally higher gusts along the east slopes of the
central mountain chain.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Several hours of single digit humidities are
expected.

* 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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Watches

fire weather
Southeast Plains, NM

NMZ114-115-TXZ057-258-271200-
/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0027.170527T1700Z-170528T0300Z/
/O.CON.KMAF.FW.W.0035.000000T0000Z-170527T0300Z/
Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
210 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017 /110 PM MDT Fri May 26 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20' WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20' WINDS
OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON COUNTY...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening.

* HUMIDITY...This afternoon...6 to 15%. Saturday...5 to 12%.

* WIND...This afternoon...West 15 to 25 mph, except 25 to 35 mph
Guadalupe Mountains. Saturday...Above 5000 feet, southwest to
west 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
Gusts up to 55 mph in the afternoon. Below 5000 feet, southwest
winds 20 to 25 mph.

* FIRE DANGER...Very high to extreme.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stow trailer chains properly. Hold off on yard work or welding
near dry vegetation.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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