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WWUS85 KABQ 252046  
RFWABQ  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
246 PM MDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST  
CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...  
 
.EXCELLENT MIXING COMBINED WITH A DEEPENING SURFACE LOW OVER THE  
OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES WILL RESULT IN STRONG WESTERLY WINDS  
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ADDITIONALLY, HUMIDITIES WILL DROP BELOW 15  
PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE NORMAL. A COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE  
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE PLAINS IN THE EVENING WHICH WILL COOL  
TEMPERATURES, RAISE HUMIDITIES AND MITIGATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONCERNS.  
 
NMZ108-261300-  
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0015.170326T1800Z-170327T0000Z/  
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS-  
246 PM MDT SAT MAR 25 2017  
   
..FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE  
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* AREA AND TIMING...EAST CENTRAL PLAINS BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM.  
THE GREATEST CONCERN EXISTS ACROSS DE BACA, CURRY AND ROOSEVELT  
COUNTIES.  
 
* 20 FOOT WINDS...WESTERLY 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH.  
 

 
 

 
 
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