402  
WWUS85 KABQ 232022  
RFWABQ  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
222 PM MDT SAT JUN 23 2018  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR  
THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS DUE TO STRONG  
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...  
 
.THE COMBINATION OF AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CROSSING THE CENTRAL  
ROCKIES, STRONG MIXING AND A DEEPENING SURFACE LOW ACROSS  
EASTERN NEW MEXICO WILL INCREASE WIND SPEEDS ACROSS NORTHERN NEW  
MEXICO SUNDAY. ADDITIONALLY, HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN LOW AND  
HIGH HAINES VALUES ARE EXPECTED. AS A RESULT, CRITICAL FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR 3 TO 5 HOURS ACROSS THE NORTH  
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND NORTHWEST PLATEAU. SPOTTY CRITICAL FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE BETWEEN LAS VEGAS AND SANTA  
ROSA.  
 
NMZ101-102-241300-  
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0048.180624T2000Z-180625T0100Z/  
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0052.180624T2000Z-180625T0100Z/  
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-  
222 PM MDT SAT JUN 23 2018  
   
..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM MDT SUNDAY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG  
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM MDT SUNDAY. THE  
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* AREA AND TIMING...THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND THE  
NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.  
 
* 20 FOOT WINDS...WEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 8 AND 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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