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Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued April 16 at 2:06AM MDT until April 16 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT TODAY FOR PARTS OF EASTERN NM DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS... .Critical fire weather conditions will return to portions of northeastern and east-central NM today due to strong northwest wind gusts of 35 to 55 mph combining with minimum relative humidity values of 10 to 15 percent. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Winds will diminish through late day to alleviate critical conditions. * AREA AND TIMING...Central Highlands (Zone 125) and East Central Plains (Zone 126) from 11 AM to 8 PM MDT today. * 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts of up to 55 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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Area
Central Highlands; East Central Plains

Red Flag Warning

Red Flag Warning issued April 16 at 2:06AM MDT until April 16 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT TODAY FOR PARTS OF EASTERN NM DUE TO STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE AIRMASS... .Critical fire weather conditions will return to portions of northeastern and east-central NM today due to strong northwest wind gusts of 35 to 55 mph combining with minimum relative humidity values of 10 to 15 percent. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Winds will diminish through late day to alleviate critical conditions. * AREA AND TIMING...Northeast Plains (Zones 104) from 11 AM to 8 PM MDT today. * 20 FOOT WINDS...Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be done.

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Area
Northeast Plains

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued April 16 at 1:19AM MDT until April 16 at 3:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. * WHERE...Northeast Highlands. * WHEN...Until 3 PM MDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs may be blown down. Expect strong crosswinds on area roadways.

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Area
Northeast Highlands

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued April 16 at 1:19AM MDT until April 16 at 3:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. * WHEN...Until 3 PM MDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains; East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued April 16 at 1:19AM MDT until April 16 at 3:00PM MDT by NWS Albuquerque NM

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Central Highlands and Guadalupe County. * WHEN...From 6 AM this morning to 3 PM MDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Central Highlands; Guadalupe County

Fire Weather Watch

The Fire Weather Watch has been replaced. Please see the latest information from NWS Albuquerque NM on this developing situation.

The Fire Weather Watch has been replaced. Please see the latest information from NWS Albuquerque NM on this developing situation.

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Area
Northeast Plains; Central Highlands; East Central Plains
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