Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
334 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE
NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITIES AND HIGH INSTABILITY...

.AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER LOW NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS WILL
SLOWLY JOG EASTWARD TODAY. FAST WINDS ALOFT AND VERY DRY AIR ALONG
THE PERIPHERY OF THIS SYSTEM WILL COMBINE TO BRING EXPANDING
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO THE NORTHEAST AND MUCH OF EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON. MUCH DRIER CONDITIONS ALSO EXPECTED
IN THE WARNED AREA AS COMPARED TO THURSDAY...AND COUPLED WITH EXCELLENT
VENTILATION AND LIMITED GREEN-UP...A CRITICAL PERIOD IS EXPECTED
DESPITE COOLER-THAN-AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

NMZ104-108-180100-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0011.150417T1800Z-150418T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0010.150417T1800Z-150418T0100Z/
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104
NORTHEAST PLAINS/EASTERN KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA GRASSLANDS/ABZ-TNZ-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS/WESTERN KIOWA GRASSLANDS BLM/ABZ-SNZ-
334 AM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AREA AND TIMING...THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EARLY EVENING.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUMS RANGING FROM 8 TO 15 PERCENT

* 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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