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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
430 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN EASTWARD
DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED OVER
WESTERN ARIZONA...RESULTING IN STRONGER SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT.
THIS AND THE DEEPENING OF A LEE SIDE TROUGH WILL AIDE THE
DEVELOPMENT OF BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. ADD IN LOW HUMIDITIES...HIGH HAINES...AND NEAR TO ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND THE RESULT IS POTENTIALLY CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEW MEXICO.

NMZ103-104-106>108-231400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0012.150423T1800Z-150424T0400Z/
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-
430 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

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

* AREA AND TIMING...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE
  RIO GRANDE VALLEY...AND AREAS EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
  EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS RANGING FROM 9 TO 15 PERCENT.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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