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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:54 PM MDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect from 11 am to 9 PM MDT
... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 9 PM MDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 am to 9 PM MDT Friday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Area and timing... areas located along and south of I-40, between
the AZ and TX state lines, including the Albuquerque Metro area.
The most critical conditions are expected between 2pm and 6pm
MDT both days.

* 20 foot winds... southwest and west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
45 mph, except up to 50 mph along and just east of the central
mountains on Thursday.

* Relative humidity... several hours of single digit humidities
are expected both afternoons.

* 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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