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Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 23 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands today from 12 to 8 PM MDT, Friday from 3 to 7 PM, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. For Friday, south and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. For Saturday, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values 9 percent today, around 12 percent Friday, and around 10 percent Saturday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Northeast Highlands

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 23 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Zone 122) today from 12 PM to 8 PM MDT, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph today, and west 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph Saturday. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values between 10 and 16 percent this afternoon, between 12 to 20 percent on Saturday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 23 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley (Zone 121), Northeast and East Central Plains (Zones 104 and 126), and Central Highlands (Zone 125) today from 12 to 8 PM MDT, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, west and southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. For Saturday, west and southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...For today, minimum values between 4 and 10 percent. For Saturday, minimum values between 5 and 14 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 24 at 7:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands today from 12 to 8 PM MDT, Friday from 3 to 7 PM, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. For Friday, south and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. For Saturday, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values 9 percent today, around 12 percent Friday, and around 10 percent Saturday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Highlands

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley (Zone 121), Northeast and East Central Plains (Zones 104 and 126), and Central Highlands (Zone 125) today from 12 to 8 PM MDT, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, west and southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. For Saturday, west and southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...For today, minimum values between 4 and 10 percent. For Saturday, minimum values between 5 and 14 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Upper Rio Grande Valley and Lower Chama River Valley; Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Highlands today from 12 to 8 PM MDT, Friday from 3 to 7 PM, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...For today, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. For Friday, south and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. For Saturday, southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values 9 percent today, around 12 percent Friday, and around 10 percent Saturday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Northeast Highlands

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Warning...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Zone 122) today from 12 PM to 8 PM MDT, and Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph today, and west 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph Saturday. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values between 10 and 16 percent this afternoon, between 12 to 20 percent on Saturday. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Fire Weather Watch

Fire Weather Watch issued May 23 at 4:30AM MDT until May 25 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FROM 12 TO 8 PM MDT FOR THE UPPER RIO GRANDE AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEYS, SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS, AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FROM 3 TO 7 PM FOR THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM AREAWIDE DUE TO STRONG WIND, LOW HUMIDITY, AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE... .A fire growing pattern will commence today through Sunday with critical fire weather conditons for portions of the fire weather forecast area each day. Today, the strongest winds and lowest humidities today will favor north central and eastern areas, where Haines Indices from 5 to 6 will be common. Winds will weaken some Friday relegating critical conditions to the Northeast Highlands, where locations north of Las Vegas can expect isolated and gusty virga showers in the afternoon. The strongest winds in this fire growing pattern are forecast for Saturday, when critical fire weather conditions are expected areawide with Haines Indices ranging mostly from 5 to 6 again. The potential exists for one more day of critical conditions to favor the central mountain chain eastward on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire Weather Watch...which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. * AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau (Zone 101), West Central Mountains (Zone 105), West Central Basin and Range (Zone 106), and the North Central, Sandia, and Manzano Mountains (Zones 120 and 124) Saturday from 11 AM until 9 PM. * 20 FOOT WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values from 9 to 20 percent with locally higher values on the crest of the Tusas Mountains. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended..

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Area
Northwest Plateau; West Central Mountains; Middle Rio Grande Valley; West Central Basin and Range; North Central Mountains; Sandia and Manzano Mountains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 23 at 2:12AM CDT until May 23 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 2 PERCENT, 20 FT WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER... * AFFECTED AREA...Lea. * TIMING...This afternoon and evening. * WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 3 percent. * RFTI...5 or critical. * IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires.

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Area
Lea

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 23 at 2:12AM CDT until May 23 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Midland/Odessa TX

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND ADJACENT PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 2 PERCENT, 20 FT WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER... * TIMING...This afternoon and evening. * WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 2 percent. * RFTI...5 or critical. * IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires.

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Area
Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains; Chaves County Plains; Eddy Plains; Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet; Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains; Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor; Eastern Culberson County

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued May 22 at 2:31PM MDT until May 23 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa NM

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY... .Persistent dry west flow will continue with the very low humidity and above normal temperatures Thursday. Winds will be on the low end of warning criteria, but humidity and dry fuels will be well into warning criteria. Winds will diminish some Thursday evening, allowing the warning to end, but very low humidity will continue all night. The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday. * AFFECTED AREA...Southwest and South-central New Mexico, including the Lincoln and Gila National Forest, and Far west Texas. * WIND...West winds 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts to 35 mph. * HUMIDITY...4 to 8 percent. * IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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Area
Southwest Mountains; Southwest Deserts and Lowlands; South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley; Capitan And Sacramento Mountains; El Paso; Hudspeth

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory issued May 22 at 8:53AM MDT until May 23 at 6:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...The Flood Advisory continues for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Chamita affecting Rio Arriba County. ...The Flood Advisory is cancelled for the following rivers in New Mexico... Rio Chama Below Abiquiu Dam affecting Rio Arriba County. .High mountain snow melt and increased reservoir releases will cause the river flows to become high. Expect minor flooding downstream from the dam. * WHAT...Flooding caused by upstream dam release continues. * WHERE...Rio Chama below Chamita. * WHEN...Until tomorrow evening. * IMPACTS...At 5.5 feet, Bankfull stage. Properties immediately adjacent to the river upstream of the bridge on SR-74 and especially near the junction with the Rio Ojo Caliente may see water encroach onto low lying areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 8:00 AM MDT Wednesday the stage was 5.7 feet. - Bankfull stage is 5.5 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady below flood stage at 5.6 feet. - Action stage is 5.5 feet. - Flood stage is 6.0 feet. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Rio Arriba, NM
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