597  
WWUS85 KABQ 191958  
RFWABQ  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM  
158 PM MDT MON APR 19 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO  
DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITIES AND AN UNSTABLE AIR MASS...  
 
.SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN WEDNESDAY AS HUMIDITIES  
BECOME INCREASING DRIER. SEVERAL CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF SINGLE DIGIT  
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST FOR AREAS WEST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE  
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
NMZ101-105-106-109-201300-  
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0018.210421T1800Z-210422T0200Z/  
NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS-MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY-  
WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-  
158 PM MDT MON APR 19 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE  
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON  
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* AREA AND TIMING...NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS, MIDDLE RIO  
GRANDE VALLEY AND WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS FROM MIDDAY WEDNESDAY  
TO AROUND SUNSET WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40  
MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM AROUND 7 TO 13 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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