Lower Rio Grande Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:39 AM MDT May. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Thursday evening...

* area and timing... northwest and west Central Highlands, middle
Rio Grande Valley and Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains.
Critical conditions are expected to develop late Thursday
morning and become widespread early in the afternoon before
diminishing after sunset Thursday evening.

* 20 foot winds... southwest to west 20 to 35 mph with gusts to
around 40 or 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... ranging from 5 to 10 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.